Happy faces of tourists captured on photo during Ropotamo River boat ride

Photo: Gergana Mancheva

Everyone is welcome on the boat pier of the Ropotamo River, where a colorful exhibition with pictures of the smiling faces of many tourists is on display. The photos are shot as part of a project by an environmental organization, and anyone can buy a photo if they want. Photos are shot by a professional photographer who adds to them a colorful collage with the most characteristic inhabitants of the Ropotamo – turtles, various bird species, water snakes, white lilies and trees with roots in the river. The area here is unique with its plant and animal species. The area around the Ropotamo River was declared a "strict-regime nature reserve" about 30 years ago. All human intervention is prohibited, including fishing, camping or logging. Ropotamo Reserve is located 50 km south of Burgas. The boat ride on the river is very impressive as tourists see the dense forests that look like a real jungle of intertwined trees. Other landmarks include the bay at the mouth of the river, the Arkutino marsh, on the surface of which hundreds of white water lilies bloom, as well as the island of St Thomas, also known as the Snake Island.


More from category

Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism has given prizes to the best in the sector in 2018

The Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism has presented its annual awards in the tourism industry. During a ceremony at the Military Club in Sofia, the winners in 16 categories were announced after online voting, which took place in the period..

published on 12/12/18 3:19 PM

Cultural and historical heritage promotes regional development

On November 15 and 16 Bulgaria hosted the Second International Congress on World Civilizations and Historic Routes. The forum organized by the World Tourism Organization gathered in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia over 500 participants from all..

published on 11/21/18 1:03 PM

Staff training is among priorities of Bulgaria’s Ministry of Tourism

There is shortage of personnel in Bulgaria’s tourism both in the winter and the summer tourist seasons, Bulgaria’s Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova said at the Interdepartmental Council on Tourism Staff. Bulgaria’s Minister of Labor and..

published on 11/13/18 2:39 PM