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New 7 Wonders of Nature

Belogradchik Rocks, near Vidin in north west Bulgaria has gone through to the second phase of the competition for the most incredible natural wonders of the world, New 7 Wonders of Nature. From 441 natural phenomena across the world, 261 have gone through to this second phase, from which only 77 will make it to the next. The mission statement of the New 7 Wonders of Nature campaign is "If we want to save anything, we first need to truly appreciate it".

Belogradchik Rocks are in the running and are up against some of the world'smost amazing natural wonders to get throughto the next stage. You can vote for the rocks at the New 7 Wonders website until 7 July 2009. On 21 July a UNESCO led jury will decide which are the 21 most unique of the remaining nominated sites and these will then go through to final voting.

Belogradchik has to be one of the most welcoming and attractive tourism sites in Bulgaria. The town is just 52 kms from Vidin and is set in one of the most fantastic natural environments. The two main interests are the Belogradchik Rocks and the Balogradchik Fortress.

Belogradchik Rocks are unique red rock formations which have been moulded by nature during some 200 million years. This is a fascinating place for anyone, not just those interested in natural wonders.

{adsense,pub-9449817363577881, 3370438888,336,280}The formation of the rocks started when the red sandstone and limestone were on the bottom of a huge sea and the earlier Paleozoic rocks stayed on dry land and began to gradually weather and change. The weathering process over millions of years has resulted in a multitude of fantastic figures and shapes.

Visitors will instantly recognise rocks called ‘The School Girl’, ‘The Mushrooms, ‘The Bear’ and ‘The Monks’, along with others. Covering some 90 sq. kms. this is a sight which really has to be seen!

Go to to vote for Belogradchik Rocks and get this marvellous natural wonder through to the next stage.

Watch a video of the wonderful Belogradchick rock formation and Bulgarian nature....