The Stone Forest
Pobiti Kamani (Bulgarian: Побити камъни)
The stone forest is a unique natural phenomenon, that
nowhere else in the world can be seen.
Geologists from around the world have traveled to
Bulgaria to unravel the mystery of the stone forest.
So far there are 15 official theories about the origin
of these stone pillars that are found in the hinterland
of the city of Varna.
According to the most accepted version, the area where
the stones are now, has been formerly a seabed.
The geologists have mentioned that this sea is not the
Black Sea but Luteskozee.
In the course of time, 3 layers were formed on the
The bottom layer consisted of gray-yellow marl deposits.
Formed thereupon a thick longitudinal quartz sand and on
top of a layer of scale.
After that, the sea water has flown back gradually east
and a dry plain developed.
By the force of erosion, the upper layer (layer of the
lime), degraded and disappeared in the long run.
The lime saturated and penetrated with rainwater the
second (quartz sand) and inside there was a connection.
Thus began the formation of limestone / sandstone
After a certain time, the quartz sand was blown by the
wind and the pillars stood alone.
Interesting fact is that the columns are hollow inside.
One idea is that plant growth in the concavity pillars
After decomposition of the plants remained the holes.
most common theory about the hollow pillars is that the
pillars are coral formations from the Lutesken period.
The climate was once tropical.
Another theory is that methane gas has escaped from the
seabed and came to the surface.
Where the gases were before have remained
Besides the scientific theories about the origin, there
are several legends about the stone forest.
They say the stone forest is a very strong energy field.
If one walks in the area and embraces the stone, he
loses negative energy and recharges with positive
The tourist is therefore strongly recommended to stay
for some time in the area.
The Stone Forest is easily accessible by car and is
located 16km west of Varna.
The Hemus A2 highway exit Slanchevo and then follow the
GPS: 43 į 13'37 .10 "N, 27 į 42'23 .74" E.
The Pobiti Kamani park is not the only location where
you can admire those stones.
In the village Beloslav (in the same area but on the
other side of the river), this natural wonder can be
visited and it is said that these stones are even more
Up to 3 o'clock in the afternoon when the sun
shines on the stones, you can get there without access
prices to admire the natural view.
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