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Kazanlak (Bulgarian: Казанлък, also transliterated as Kazanluk) is a city of about 50,000 people in Northern Thrace, close to the Balkan mountain range and Shipka Pass.


Kazanlak lies in the centre of Rose Valley, a major agricultural area with rose fields, product of which is then extracted to produce rose oil.

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Buzludja monument(yeah the UFO) is just 25km. north from Kazanlak. Also there are good cikling trecks in the mountain. In the valley are lokated some interesting ancient monuments to Thracian kings. 5km. western direction from Kazanlak is lokated Koprinka dam - good place for all kind of sports(including watter sport and cikling).

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Tracian tomb covered from [UNESCO] is lokated in the north direction of Kazanlak. Next to the art school in the Tulbe park.

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Come to see the roze festival in the end of May every ear.

  • Watch the famous Bulgarian rose oil being produced. It is best to visit in May or June, as that's the oil rose harvesting season.
  • Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, [1]. Visit the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Euro 1.50.  edit

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  • Van Dijk's Nest, (Across the street from the entrance to Gladstone 31, entrance E. The Nest (known to locals - or more importantly, to taxi drivers - as Gneznoto [gnez-DOE-toe]). It's a cozy, artsy restaurant tucked away in what you might call the western part of town. Careful, the entrances to Gladstone 31 are on a small street behind the building. While Dutch chef Adri Van Dijk, offers Bulgarian and international patrons an alternative menu featuring a more Western European cuisine, Bulgarian hostess, Bibi Van Dijk, a professional pianist, adds additional atmosphere with her slow jazz tunes.  edit

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There is a large Roma community in the eastern part of the city, in which travellers may feel uncomfortable and non-locals may be unwelcome.

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  • 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 City 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.

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