The Stone Desert
 
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Dikilitash – Pobiti Kamani / The Stone Forest

The Stone Forest, also known as Pobiti Kamani is a desert-like rock phenomenon which is considered of the only desert in Bulgaria and one of few found in Europe. The natural attraction is consists of cylindrical stone columns fixed in a small desert.

Scientists have discovered that it’s a geological formation of stalagmites some fifty million years old. The Stone Desert is well known European tourist attraction due to its desert like habitat and it is one of few places in which desert type vegetation such as cactus is known to grow. The Stone Forest along with the Tabernas Desert of Spain is one of two naturally formed deserts in all of Europe and the only known naturally formed desert in Eastern Europe.