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Stone Forest, Varna

#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Varna
Ruin · Tourist Spot
At Stone Forest, see natural rock formations resembling animals, frozen fountains, or cascades.The stone formations--mainly between 5 and 7 m (16 and 23 ft) high--do not have solid foundations, but are hollow and filled with sand. It seems as though the pillars are stuck into the surrounding sand. The prevailing theory is that this petrified forest was formed some 50 million years ago while it was still a part of the sea floor. Take a look at our Varna day trip tool to schedule your visit to Stone Forest and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Definitely a must do if you are visiting varna. It is so beautiful and the man at the gate is so knowledgeable. He gave us a full background history of the stone forest. He was so friendly and...  more »
  • This place is amazing! Cheap entry free & well worth it. There are information board inside the shop/ticket booth in a number of languages, and on the back of the tickets are stone symbols...  more »
  • Well worth a visit if you happen to be around. Aim to be there about an hour before sunset as the pillars will be most photogenic. There is a small entrance fee of 3 leva. Ignore the talk of "energies", and "one of a kind" of the guy at the ticket booth. Just enjoy the unusual formations.😉
  • Magnificent place created by nature. Stone formations are more than 50 million years old. If you have time visit this place. There is like a kind of magic in the air.

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