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Surrounding areas of Tryavna

The recreation town of Plachkovtsi (at the distance of 7 km to the south of Tryavna) is an important point of departure for the Tryavna Balkan Mountain (refer to the Stara Planina related chapter herein). The natural phenomena Vikanata Skala (The Called Rock), Muhnatite Skali (the Mossy Rocks) and Stolishta are located here. There is a tourist house, too. There is a bus and railway transport functioning between the two towns.

The village of Bozhentsi - Architecture and Ethnographic Reserve (at the distance of 28 km west along the road to Dryanovo; on foot it mat be reached for about 1-1.30 hours from the Sechen Kamuk Hill on the road to Gabrovo) - almost all the buildings here were built during the 18th and mainly during the 19th century in the typical of this region of Bulgaria Revival style. In Bozhentsi one is carried away into the past and finds out an unsuspected idyll and calmness among the spirituality of the old houses. There is a museum, too. Every year in the beginning of September the village hosts a plain-air Autumn in Bozhentsi, and from June to September - an exhibition-bazaar of works of art is held there, too. It is possible to find accommodation in some of the houses - Ivan Karadimitrovs House (19th century), Maria Savekovas House (18th-19th century), Tsana Mihovas House (19th century), Ivantsa Bonchevas House (20th century), Parlapanovs House. Tel.: 363 through telephone orders for Bozhentsi. There is a regular bus transport from Gabrovo and Dryanovo. Patterns of ancient architecture are preserved in the near small villages of Skortsi, Dobrevtsi, Kereni, Kissiitsi, Genchevtsi. There are regular buses from Tryavna.

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