Beglik Tash Ancient Sanctuary and Observatory - Bulgaria
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Beglik Tash is one of the most recently explored, classified and popularized tourist attractions in Bulgaria. It is located near Primorsko, 65 km south from Burgas at the foot of the mystical Strandzha Mountain and close to the mouth of the beautiful Ropotamo river. There are numerous myths and legends, theories and speculations about Beglik Tash, yet it has been agreed that this is an ancient Thracian Sanctuary and Observatory dating back to the Bronze Age. The ancients used as material the huge rocks this area is abundant in. The rocks are of volcanic origin, huge monoliths carved by the sea, winds and rains in amazing rounded shapes.
Beglik Tash sanctuary spreads on about 1 and a half acres of land on Maslen Nos (Maslen Cape) by the sea and comprises of a number of rocks of various sizes and shapes, some of which carved and mounted and all arranged in unique formations. Flatter rocks have 'steps', 'circles' and 'basins' carved in them and the archeologists have found remains of dwellings and fireplaces nearby. There is a labyrinth (a long narrow fissure between 2 rocks), a cave in the shape of a woman's lap, a huge rock standing on 2 points only, a stone throne for the chief priest and many more but the biggest attraction is the sun clock of course.
Beglik Tash is maintained and serviced by the Burgas Regional Museum and they will eagerly provide a guided tour upon request. There are signs to help you find the place, both outside and inside of Primorsko. Alternatively, you can take a taxi there - it is about 15 min drive from Primorsko. Beglik Tash is considered a place mystical, heavily loaded with spiritual energy and powers, a place where everyone should go at least once to heal, bond and recharge.
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