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Stara Zagora Mineral Baths

Stara Zagora Mineral Baths Near the (in the vicinity) town there are the Stara Zagora Mineral Baths - a spa resort, covered with oak, hazelbush and planted pine forests. The warm water spring gives the opportunity for conducting healing and rehabilitation curative activity. The beautiful nature, interesting objects, the comfortable position and the quick and diverse communications make the town of Stara Zagora an attractive place for many tourists. The rich cultural traditions and the spirit of the contemporary creators maintain an artistic atmosphere, which has always gone together with this town as old as its name.

Stara Zagora (Bulgarian: Стара Загора) is a large city and an important economic centre of southern Bulgaria. It is located in Stara Zagora Province, about 231 km from Sofia. Its population is about 164,000. Stara Zagora is known as the city of straight streets, linden trees and poets. According to the city's chamber of commerce, it is one of the oldest settlements in Europe, being at least eight thousand years old.

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The health resort of Hissar is situated in the centre of Bulgaria, in the southern folds of Sredna Gora Mountain, 42 km north of Plovdiv (the second biggest town in the country) and 160 km east of Sofia (the capital of Bulgaria)

Natural features

  • Curative mineral water. There are 22 mineral springs with a total debit of 4000 lmin. and a temperature of 37-52 C. The mineral water is light, clear, colourless, flavourless and tasty. It is slightly mineralized, hypo- and hyper-thermal, with a predominance of hydrocarbonic, sodium, sulphate and fluorine ions, as well as substantial amounts of radio radioactive gas. The radioactive emanation is 10-165 Em, pH - 7,6 - 9,02 and over 20 microelements. Acid content - 200 - 270 mgl. The Augusta hotel is the only hotel with a full medical program in Bulgaria.

  • Climate: The climate is moderate continental with mild and warm winter. The average annual snow cover is 12 days. Spring comes early, summer is temperately hot with an average month temperature of 22 C. Autumn is warm and long-lasting. Cloud coverage is low. The average annual humidity is moderate (70 %). Foggy weather is an exeption. The wettest months are June and November. The maximum air humidity is 65-70 %.
    Sunny days - 280 per year. The town is ecologically clear. There are no industrial plants or factories in the region. It is rich in parks and green areas.

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  • Velingrad

         Velingrad is the most beautiful and most famous among the Bulgarian Balneological resorts. It lies at the western end of Chepino Valley, one of the most attractive part of the Rhodopean Mountains in Southern Bulgaria. There are 70 sources of mineral water with curative and preventive properties.
         The mineral waters (from springs and wells) vary considerably in temperature, mineralization, radon, silicic acid and fluorine content, and are suitable for treatment of a wide range of diseases. 9000 litres of water per minute spring from the five thermal and mineral deposits in Ladjene, Kamenitza, Chepino, Rakitovo and Kostadinovo. Velingrad is situated at 750-850 m above sea level. Summer is warm, winter is mild. The average annual temperature is 10 C; and the average July temperature is 19 C. The annual duration of sunshine is about 2,000 hours. The relative air humidity ranges from 65 to 75 per cent.Surrounded by age-old pine tree woods, the town favors abundant sunshine. This exclusively rare and valuable combination has a beneficial influence on the process of ionization (negative ions are prevailing) and are of definite therapeutic importance.
         In the resort successfully are treated pulmonary cases: pulmonary emphysema, chronic bronchitis, post bronchial pneumonia, etc. The treatment of non-specific diseases of the respiratory tract is particularly successful. Considerable experience has been accumulated in the efficient treatment of diseases of the locomotive system, nervous diseases and gynecological disorders.
         Together with the numerous mineral waters Velingrad takes pride in another natural phenomenon as well - the Kleptuza. This is the biggest Karst spring in Bulgaria with debit of 1200 litres of ice-cold water per second.

    Velingrad (Bulgarian: Велинград) is a town in Bulgaria and one of the most popular Bulgarian balneological resorts. It lies at the western end of Chepino Valley, part of the Rhodope Mountains in Southern Bulgaria.
    History - According to legend, Orpheus lived in these lands at one time. There also is a saga that these lands inspired Spartacus the Thracian and gave him a titan power.  Later, the region was massively inhabited by the Slavs. According to the Bulgarian professors, the tribe Dragovichi lived there. They accepted many Thracian customs, but gave them typical Slavic characters. Soon after the Bulgar invasion on the Balkans, the whole region was annexed to the First Bulgarian Empire by tsar Malamir. At the times of the Turkish terror, the Turks converted many of the Slavs in this region to Islam, by killing those who did not want to accept their religion. However, in the Communist regime in Bulgaria many of the Bulgarian Muslims returned to Orthodox Christianity, their old religion.

    Pomorie Spa Resort

    a best treatment seaside resorts, founded during 5th century B.C., when was known as Anhialo. It is situated on peninsula which juts out 2 into sea, 20 km north city of Bourgas. famous mud salt pans, numerous vineyards gardens located nearby. The prime factors are Pomorie curative mud, lake lye, favourable climate, the sea and beach.
    THE CURATIVE MUD consists of sedimentary firth mud which is finely structured, pliable and only, with an odor of hydrogen sulphide. In its liquid phase it contains sulphates, magnesium, bromine, iodine, humic acids, hormone-like substances, vitamins, amino acids and metasilicic acid. Curative mud preparation are also used in the form of mud pastes, mud extracts for ointments and electrophoresis. THE SEA LYE, which contains a host of curative ions such as magnesium, bromine, iodine and sulphate ones, and is used for dressings and electrophoresis, is of great therapeutic value.
    The favourable sea climate with plenty of sunshine, the wide beach strip, the relatively high average annual temperature (13 C), the sea and, above all, the unique Pomorie curative mud and lye, have made Pomorie a much frequent and popular resort for treatment, prophilactys and recreation throughout the year. Main indications for year-round treatment: Disturbances of he locomotory system - arthritic and rheumatic complaints, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic states, gout diseases of the muscles and tendons, etc. Gynaecological diseases - chronic adnexitis, parametritis, sterility in women, etc. Disturbances of the male reproductive system - chronic prostatitis, operative infiltration, sterility. Neurological disorders: neuritis, plexitis, slipped disc, radiculitis, ect. Skin diseases - psoriasis vulgaris, eczemas, neurodermatitis, Buerger's and Raynaud's disease.

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