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Nature Park Rusenski Lom | by Plamen Stoev
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Nature Park Rusenski Lom

Nature Park of Rusenski Lom is one of the ten nature parks of Bulgaria. It is situated along the canyon type valley of Rusenski Lom River - the last right feeder of the Danube. The Park has been announced protected area in 1970 and embraces a territory of 3408 hectares. The Park is recognized as an interesting and precious site of high aesthetic value preserving beautiful riverside terraces, meanders, high vertical rocks, areas of rich variety of species, caves, rock formations, historical monuments of national and international significance. The Park satisfies people's recreation needs and gives an opportunity for scientific and exploration activities.

 

The contact with the beauty of nature and spiritual heritage that reveals before one’s eyes in the rock monasteries, promise unforgettable moments to the guests of the Park, along with the possibilities for practicing bike riding, as well as speleo- and walking tourism, rock climbing and canoe.

 

The nature sites and landmarks of Bulgaria are countless. But few people know about the beauty preserved along the Lom River valley. Millions of years were necessary for the formation of this nature phenomenon – the canyon like valley of the Rusenski Lom River. Here, among the high rock verticals, along the river, a wonderful and unexpected world reveals, combining beauty, history and nature.

 

Rusenski Lim river valley is an isolated oasis of original mixture of species of various phyto- and zoo and geographical origin – Central European, sub-Mediterranean and steppe ones. These circumstances are favored by the varied relief, the specific micro-climate and the availability of rock formations as well as wetlands.

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Taken on April 19, 2009