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Rose Festival Fun

Rose oil is a major export from Bulgaria. Roses are grown in fields In the Valley of Roses and they are harvested in May and June. The first weekend in June brings out the joy... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2014
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Rose oil is a major export from Bulgaria. Roses are grown in fields In the Valley of Roses and they are harvested in May and June. The first weekend in June brings out the joy and pride of the people who live and work with these beautiful flowers. The major Rose Festival is celebrated in the city of Kazanlak, but... More 

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Harvest season in the Rose Valley is May-June so visiting during that period you are assured of lots of activity and a beautiful smelling environment. Our small tour group stopped and visited a rose field as the roses were being harvested--the men working were friendly and allowed lots of photos as well as the opportunity to walk in the field.... More 

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Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

The valley is filled with rose fields all in blume and diligent workers (if you visit in the right season). When there make sure to visit a local distillery. There you can learn a little bit about how rose oil and rose water are made from the Damascus rose grown in Bulgaria and even pick up a souvenir or two.

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Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

This is soemthing which is not very much publicised , but if you have the time, then do not miss this. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip

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Rishon Lezion
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

In Bulgaria, the valley of Roses is near the town of Кazanlak and it is the place where roses of a special kind are grown. At the end of Маy/beginning of June. the roses are gathered early in the morning, and sent to be made into oil which is used in the cosmetics industry. The ritual of gatherings the roses... More 

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