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  • 1. The Belogradchik Rocks (Belogradchishkiskali) is one of the most famous and mostimpressive nature phenomenon in Bulgaria.They are a group of bizarre sandstone andlimestone rock formations with differentand amazing shapes, reaching up to 200 min height. They form a strip, which is 30 kmlong and up to 3 km wide, and are locatednorth of the western slopes of StaraPlanina, near the town of Belogradchik inBulgaria. The formations are a product oferosion. The name of the Rocks comes fromthe name of the town of Belogradchik.

2. The God`s bridge is situated in the Chiren-LilyacheKarst region, north of the town of Vratza, which isone of the most interesting and most importantKarst regions in Bulgaria, and includes many watercaves, Karst springs, surface and undergroundwater streams and rivers.It was declared a natural monument in 1964. 3. From the Paradise rocks in the Central Stara planinadescends the highest waterfall in Bulgaria Raiskotopraskalo. It is located under the Bulgarian naturalreserves Djendema. Among the inaccessibleprecipices, rock ridges, and marvelous nature islocated this Bulgarian beloved beauty. Raiskotopraskalo waterfall is the highest waterfall not only inBulgaria, but also on the whole Balkan Peninsula. Itgives the beginning of a small tributary of ByalaRiver. Byala River flows through the high-mountainpastures and the Dzhendema reserve the kingdomof the inaccessible precipices, rock teeth and ribs,of floral and faunal diversity. 4. The Stone Mushrooms arelocated in a secure aria inthe southernRodophemountain.The mushrooms have pinkstumps and greenish hoodswhich reach 2,5 m indiameter. They form afantastic composition over aterritory of 3ha. 5. Ledenika Cave is situated at a distance of 16 kmfrom the town of Vratsa, in the territory ofVrachanski Balkan Natural Park. The cave is situated830 m above the sea level in the north-westStresherski section of the Vratsa mountain.Ledenika was opened to visitors in 1961, and in 2005its infrastructure was entirely renovated. 53 specieslive inside it, among which is the insect Light-hater,which has adapted so well to the darkness, that if itgoes out in the light, it dies.Its name, Ledenika, comes from the icy stalagmites,stalactites and columns, which are formed duringthe winter at the beginning of the cave near theentrance. There is a small, shallow sinter lake,which according to a belief fulfills the desire ofeveryone who puts their hand in it. 6. These columns are found in Varna, Bulgaria.Theyre hollowed out and filled with sand,almost perfectly round, and groupedtogether. And theyre 100 percent naturalformations. Sometimes even prehistory is inon the conspiracy to make us believe thatweve discovered evidence of alien visitors.These columns are no minor outcroppings.They can reach about ten meters tall, andstretch up to six meters wide. Some arehollowed out and filled with sand, whileothers are solid stone. Theyre called PobitiKamani, and they can stretch for miles. 7. The Popinolashki waterfall is a waterfall in theBulgarias Pirin mountain. It is located at an altitudeof 1,230 m on the current of the Bashliitsa river. Itsheight is estimated at 12 m. There are woodlands inthe vicinity.On 11 October 1965 the waterfall was designated anatural landmark. 8. Saeva dupka is a cave in Northern Bulgarianear the village of Brestnitsa, LovechProvince.Its five halls and 400 metres ofcorridors offer some of the most beautifulcave formations in the country. Besides thatthe cave has hosted many Choral musicperformances, thanks to the excellentacoustic conditions. Saeva dupka wasnamed after two brothers Seyu and Sae whoused it as a hiding place during theOttoman occupation of Bulgaria. Recentexcavations have showed the cave wasinhabited since Roman times. CurrentlySaeva dupka is one of the 100 Tourist Sitesof Bulgaria. 9. The sandstone pyramids of Stob are among the mostpopular natural attractions for tourists in Bulgaria.They are near the village of Stob, in the region ofthe southwestern Rila mountain range. They wererecognized as a natural landmark on 5 February1964, along with the surrounding 7.4 hectares. Thepyramids are 30-40 meters thick and 6-10 metershigh, reaching a height of 12 meters in some places.Some of the pyramids are pointed and needle-like,while others are round and topped with sandstonehats having dimensions of 120/80 cm. andresembling giant mushrooms. Their bases are wideand often joined to neighboring formations. Most ofthe pyramids are on the south slope. They rangefrom bright yellow to dark brown and red. 10. Chudnite Mostove (The Wonderful Bridges)is a rock phenomenon. It is situated in thekarst valley of the river Erkyupriya in theWest Rhodope mountain on 1450 above thesea level, at the foot of Golyam Persenkpeak (2091).The bridges were declared a naturallandmark by Decree of 18.07.1949.In the past the bridges had been one entirecave, formed under the destructive activityof the river waters. Parts of it werecollapsing with time, forming majesticmarble bridges.