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Wonderful Bridges are rock phenomenon also known by the name of Rock bridges. Situated in a karst valley of the river in the Western Rhodopes Erkyupria 1450 m latitude in the foothills of Mount Large Persenk, 80km south of Plovdiv and 35km northwest of Chepelare. Only 5 km. northwest of the village Zaburdo.

Bridges are formed due to erosion activity in the past deep river that had transformed the cracks in the marble in a deep water cave whose ceiling over time tapering of cities and collapses. It is assumed that the debris from the collapse were addressed subsequently by the river water.

As a result, remained two known marble bridge. The large is around 15 m wide in the wider parts, long nearly 100 m. It consists of three arches, the largest has a height 45 and width 40 m. The small bridge is 200 meters along the great river - impassable Long 60 m, with an overall height of 50 meters, but the arch - 30 m. After it has very little third bridge, which is ponori cave in which waters Erkyupria disappeared to appear again on the surface after 3 km .

The area around the two bridges is occupied by old coniferous forests consisting mainly of spruce trees. Both bridges are safe and suitable for tourist purposes. The transition is allowed and on and under them. An interesting tradition has arisen after the announcement of the bridges for a tourist site - every tourist passing beneath the great bridge, recorded herself with charcoal on the wall.

Close to the phenomenon are many caves, but most of them are not fit for visitors because they are not lit and secure. Nearby are the chalets Wonderful Bridges and Rocky Bridges.

Keeper of tourist company Studenets - Chepelare. Tel. 03 051 / 29 27, 20 61; 32 61;

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