Tourists flock to unique Bulgarian rock city
Monday 6, January 2014
The unique rock city near the Simitili villages of Senokos and Mechkul is 'attacked' by tourists for its miraculous stone sculptures, which are hanging almost in the air as if they were held by some secret force.
Dozens of tourists daily walk for hours in the Pirin Mountains to seal the rock formations with their cameras.
"The rock compositions were named after the Cyril and Methodius brothers, the creators of our alphabet, as it seems as if their faces were carved in the stones by an invisible force. The huge rock city keeps the evil away from our villages" deputy mayor Hristo Dimitrov noted.
The stone phenomenon is located only 2 km from the town and 15 km from the main road to Greece.
Once it hosted an ancient Roman temple and it has been treated as sacred by the local people ever since then.
More and more travellers think that researching and planning a European city break is half the fun and they're not interested in pre-arranged trips or escorted tours. Self-guided tours offer a lot of advantages but require some guidance and good resources.
With the recent wild fires, disrupting flights and increasing air pollution, environmental quality is a growing factor in attracting tourists.
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