Tourism in Bulgaria
The tourism sector in Bulgaria is considered an active sector, and it has an important impact on both the economic and social levels, as the sector contributes with 3.1% of the total GDP, and the rate has reached 11.5% in the year two thousand and seventeen, and the sector provides employment opportunities of up to 2.9 % Of the total employment, i.e. approximately 90 thousand jobs, and the investments that have reached in the seventeen seventeen years increased to 7.4% of the total investment, and due to the fact that Bulgaria has many tourism components, it attracts large numbers of tourists, and their numbers increase steadily annually, as Come back Tourists in two thousand and sixteen to 8.2 million tourists, and the figure rose in two thousand and seventeen that the number of tourists reached nearly 8.9 million tourists, knowing that tourism revenue spent by tourists in Bulgaria has exceeded that year, approximately € 3.6 billion.
Natural monuments in Bulgaria
Bulgaria has several natural landmarks, such as: Black Sea beaches, seven mountain ranges, forests, and villages thriving in nature, in which tourists can engage in enjoyable activities, from cycling to skiing, and among the most prominent natural monuments in Bulgaria:
- Prohanda Cave: The cave has a distinctive structure, and there are two openings in its roof that tourists like to observe the moon at night through, and the cave is considered a favorite place for rock climbers.
- Belogradchik rocks: It is a group of amazing rock forms surrounding the village of Belogradchik.
- Pirin National Park: It is a park located on mountain heights overlooking the Alps, and several blue lakes.
- Crochona Waterfalls: These waterfalls are located in the north of Bulgaria, and they are characterized by the flow of turquoise waters over the sculpted rocky edges of white color.
Historic monuments in Bulgaria
Bulgaria hosts many historical monuments, including:
- Old theater in Plovdiv: And the history of this theater dates back to the first century AD, during which theatricals were exhibited, and wrestling arenas and important gatherings were held.
- Tsarevets Fortress: The fort is located in Veliko Tarnovo, where it was built 800 years ago, to be the palace of Caesar of Bulgaria at the time.
- Svistari Tomb: The tomb was built by holding a royal funeral, where it was distinguished from the inside by the presence of ten female statues carved in the walls, and they appear as if they carry the roof, knowing that the tomb was discovered in one thousand nine hundred and eighty-two, and it is one of the sites protected by UNESCO.
- Rila Monastery: Rila Monastery is the largest monastery in Bulgaria, and it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, knowing that the monastery was built by Saint Evan in the tenth century AD.