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The starting point of this light and pleasant route is the town of Kardzhali. It departs from the northeast, and after about an hour to reach the village Solishte. It is one of the relatively strong in the Eastern Rhodopes and is located on the lake Nevestino. Nestled amongst the soft contours of the surrounding landscape, ponds used for fishing and recently one of the largest centers of "photo fishing" in Bulgaria ( after being caught, the fish are pictured with a master angler and must put back in the basin; method who left behind the famous fishing stories about catfish whose tails hang from the trunk ).

The route takes us to the next village Ivantsi (3 km from the Kurdzhali), near which is a major Thracian strongholds found on Bulgarian territory. It rises only about 300 meters from the village on the rocky Isakov peak dominates the surrounding landscape. According to scientists, the fortification was built in the period VII-I century BC. The place was not chosen by chance.

Hill with an excellent view of the whole area, guarded the trade routes from the Aegean to the Upper Tracian Valley and is naturally protected from the east and south. Besides defense tip is used for religious place. Today most impressed by the magnificent view, which opens to the south.

Here the route continues to the village Zimzelen in whose vicinity is the famous rock phenomenon Stone wedding. He is a created by nature "composition" of two high cliffs, touching one another about who "arranged" many more rocks. Imagination of people likened formations marriage ritual and created a legend. According to her wedding Zimzelen taken from the village bride from the neighboring village and left to go home. Suddenly the twisting wind took the veil of the bride and all became speechless before her beauty, father of the groom jealous of his son, which angered the forces of nature and they petrified the whole procession.

In fact, Stone Wedding is formed about 40 million years ago when the Eastern Rhodopes were bottom of the sea. Then precipitate sedimentary rocks, which then receding waters were influenced by the elements to gain millennia strange shapes that provoke our imagination at the moment.

From Zimzelen continue to the next village Sipey. From it to Kardzhali Park "Prostor" takes about half an hour. Besides historical sites and natural phenomena route offers tourists to get acquainted with a number of endemic plant species and many fossils are found along it. The route takes about seven hours.

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