Bulgaria is a country in the Balkans on the western side of the Black Sea. It is surrounded byRomania to the north, Serbia to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia to the southwest, Greece to the south, andTurkey to the southeast. Being located close to the Turkish Straits means the key land routes from Europe to Middle East and Asia pass through Bulgaria
Bulgariais a town at the foot of the Balkan mountain range, at the eastern end of the Valley of the Roses, the home of the Thracian kings.Name of the vally comes from this regions` well known Rosa Damascena, also known as the Damask or Castile rose which is one of the nation’s symbols. Region is also known for the production of rose oil.
The country’s largest and best preserved Thracian tombs are found here, and they are included among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, along with the Museum of Roses.Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, discovered in 1944, dates from the Hellenistic period, around the end of the 4th century BC. It is located near Seutopolis, the capital city of the Thracian king Seutes III, and is part of a large Thracian necropolis. The tholos has a narrow corridor and a round burial chamber, both decorated with murals representing Thracian burial rituals and culture. These paintings are Bulgaria’s best-preserved artistic masterpieces from the Hellenistic period.