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Surrounding areas of Yambol

The Kabile National Archaeology Reserve - situated 6 km north of the town. It preserves the ruins of the most significant antique Thracian town of Kabile. This economic, political and cultural centre of Ancient Thrace has been investigated for more than 25 years. The remains are really impressive. There is an archaeological museum as well. Working hours: summer time - 8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m., winter time - 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. A bus runs from Yambol to the museum 9 times a day.

The St. Spas Monastery with the Alexander Nevski Temple-Monument - 14 km south-east of Yambol. The idea of its construction was suggested by General Skobelev and implemented with the help of the voluntary donations from Bulgaria and Russia. Skobelev granted a huge cross and a Testament, which are preserved to these days. The list with the names of about 900 Russians and Bulgarians who died in the struggle for the Liberation of Bulgaria is preserved, too. It was most solemnly inaugurated in September 1884. The church hosts of a big collection of icons, old printed books, and church plate most of them made in Kiev-Pechor Monastery. The iconostasis was made there, too, and was installed in the temple in parts. There is a bus running from Yambol to the temple three times a day - at 7.00 a.m., at 1.00 p.m., at 4.00 p.m. The interesting historical sight called Erkesiata (trench) is situated in the area called Bakudzhitsite, at the foot of the most eastern peak. It is a part of the biggest fortification on the Bulgarian territory from 7th-11th centuries (131 km long); it guarded the Bulgarian State from the raids of Byzantium from the south. The lowlands of Bakadzhitsite are a wonderful sight for tourism because of the deciduous woods, historical sights, the closeness of the town and the available accommodation facilities, including the Drouzhba Chalet offering 74 beds (tel.: 046 24151). It is the point of departure for a number of marked tracks to various sights. It is 16 km away from Yambol along an asphalt road.

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