Hadji Dimiter Monument, Sliven, Bulgaria

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Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on July 13, 2008

Sliven is famous for its Bulgarian Haiduts who fought against the Ottoman Turks in the 19th century and is known as the "City of the 100 Voyvodi", a Voyvoda being a leader of Haiduts.

The famous rocky massif Sinite Kamani (Сините камъни, "The Blue Rocks") and the associated national park, the fresh air and the mineral springs offer diverse opportunities for leisure and tourism.

Another point of interest and symbol of the city, as featured on the coat of arms, is the thousand-year-old Stariya Briast (Старият Бряст, "The Old Elm"), a large Smooth-leaved Elm in the center of the city. During the time of the Ottoman Occupation, Turkish officials would hang Bulgarian revolutionaries on the tree. In modern times, the city is doing its best to keep the tree alive with the addition of cement to the base.

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Harry Taggart on July 14, 2008

Did Dracula have any connection with this district?

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on July 14, 2008

No connection at all! Dracula is a Romanian tale!

Harry Taggart on July 14, 2008

I though the Count had many an encounter with the Turks all about that area, not as a vampire ofcourse.LOL scally

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on November 29, 2008

Thanks for your comments Scally & Telecomcu!

Regards, Mimi

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