Kazanluk is the capital of both the “Valley of Roses” and the “Valley of Kings.” The center of Bulgaria’s rose-oil industry, it celebrates a Festival of Roses in June complete with parades and traditional costumes and dances. The special oil-rich rose grown in the valley, affectionately called Kazanlashka Roza, has been raised here for 300 years.
Kazanluk is also credited with being the capital of the Valley of Kings, not only because of the large number of Thracian burial mounds located nearby, but because of the riches found within them. Visit the town’s UNESCO-listed 4th century beehive-shaped Thracian tomb.
PUBLISHED: July 24, 2013