Thracian tomb of Kazanlak (Казанлъшка гробница) near the city is an ancient Thracian tomb dating back to 4th century BOT and is a World Heritage site. Inside the tomb is a narrow corridor opening to a round burial chamber, both of which are decorated with murals depicting a ritual funeral feast.
The village of Shipka to the north, which has an impressive Russian style cathedral built in memory of the Russian soliders who fell in the Battle of Shipka Pass.
The village of Gabrovo to the north, across the Balkan Mountains, which has historic sites, a humor museum and impressive shopping and dining opportunities.
Nature Park Bulgarka, on the north side of the Balkans across from Kazanluk, provides many out door activities opportunities for people who enjoy nature and hiking.