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The Baykusheva mura is a centuries-old black fir in the Bunderitza location in Pirin Mountain. The name of the fir comes from its discoverer - the Bulgarian forester Kostadin Baykushev. According to specialists the tree is more than 1 200 years old.

The Melnik Pyramids are rocky formations in the southwestern peripheral slopes of Pirin. They are formed by the erosive activity of the Pirin rivers in the Pliocene sandstones and Old Quaternary deposits. They are located in the vicinities of the settlements of Melnik, Rozhen, Karlanovo, Sugarevo, Gorna Sushitza and Zlatolist (all in Blagoevgrad District). They occupy an area of 1 165,60 hectares. They have varied miraculous forms of: pyramids, obelisks, mushrooms, pointed ridges and others. At the village of Karlanovo they reach a height of over 100 m. The Melnik Pyramids were proclaimed for a natural landmark in 1978.

Kozhuh is a rocky elevation, remains of an old volcanic cone in the northeastern part of the Petrich Field. The crater is 281 m high. It is constructed mainly of volcanic rocks. Near the crater, in the bed of the Struma River, there is a mineral spring with a temperature of 78oC. Kozhuh was proclaimed for a natural landmark in 1962 with the purpose of preserving the habitat of rare and endangered flora and fauna species. Kozhuh is near the villages of Karlanovo and Rupite, Municipality of Petrich, Blagoevgrad District and has a protected territory of 94,20 hectares.

Kresna Gorge

Kresna Gorge

The Kresna gorge is located on the Struma River. It is a narrow picturesque gorge, deeply cut in the metamorphous rocks and granites between the mountains Pirin, Vlahina and Maleshevska. The length of the valley is 25 km. A railway line and a road from Sofia to Athens pass through the gorge.

Kuchkarnika /the dog-kennel/ is a protected site in the region of the village of Gorna Breznitza, Municipality of Kresna, Blagoevgrad District. Kuchkarnika was included in the list of protected natural sites in 2003 with the purpose of protecting the natural habitat of plane trees at an age of over 300 years. The site covers an area of 11,40 hectares. In the region of the village there is another protected territory with a natural habitat of plane trees more than 300 years old, covering an area of 70 hectares.

The Popina laka waterfall is located on the Sandanska Bistritza River. It has a height of 11m of the falling waters. It was proclaimed for a natural landmark in 1965 and covers an area of 50 hectares. The landmark is under the jurisdiction and protection of the Sandanski State Forestry.

The cave in the Boychova Rock site is a natural landmark in the region of the village of Logodazh, Municipality of Blagoevgrad. It was included in the list of the protected sites in 1984 and has a protected territory of 4 hectares.

Belatzite is a protected site on the territory of the town of Yakoruda, Blagoevgrad District. It was proclaimed for a protected territory in 2003 with the purpose of preserving a group of centuries-old spruce trees over an area of 20 hectares.

Krushe is the only habitat in Bulgaria of the Laserpitium archangelica. Krushe is proclaimed for a protected area of 80 hectares. It is located on the territory of the town of Razlog, Blagoevgrad District.

Kupena is a rocky formation on the territory of the village of Gospodintzi, Municipality of Gotze Delchev, Blagoevgrad District. Kupena was proclaimed for a natural landmark in 1976 covering an area of 10 hectares.

Kyoshka is a karst spring proclaimed for a natural landmark in 1976 covering an area of 5 hectares in the region of the town of Razlog, Blagoevgrad District.

Svatbata /The wedding/, village of Osenovo

Svatbata /The wedding/, village of Osenovo

Pirostiyata is a rocky formation proclaimed for a natural landmark in 1962 covering an area of 20 hectares. It is located on the territory of the village of Musomishta, Municipality of Gotze Delchev, Blagoevgrad District.

Pirostiyata in the village of Obidim, Municipality of Bansko, Blagoevgrad District is proclaimed for a natural landmark with the purpose of protecting the rocky formation covering an area of 50 hectares.

Momina skala are granite pyramids on the territory of the village of Krupnik, Municipality of Simitli, Blagoevgrad District. They were proclaimed for a natural landmark in 1977 covering an area of 1 hectare.

The Pavlyova valley is a protected site in the region of the village of Laki, Municipality of Hadzhidimovo, Blagoevgrad District. The site was proclaimed for a protected territory of 88,30 hectares in 2003 with the purpose of preserving the typical vegetation ecosystems of Mediterranean and sub-Mediterranean rare and endangered species.

Moravska in the town of Kresna, Blagoevgrad District has been a protected site since 1991 covering an area of 184,50 hectares. It is established with the purpose of preserving the relic Mediterranean vegetation with its main representative - the dendroid juniper.

Orlite /The eagles/ are rocky formations in the region of the village of Vlahi, Municipality of Kresna, Blagoevgrad District. They were proclaimed for a natural landmark in 1981 and cover an area of 10 hectares.

Chernata skala /the Black Rock/ was proclaimed for a natural landmark in 1976 with an area of 3,50 hectares in the region of the village of Gostun, Municipality of Bansko, Blagoevgrad District. The purpose of its establishment as a protected area is to preserve the rocky formation " Kara Kaya".

The Chestna Waterfall is located in the Chesna shady spot by the town of Yakoruda, Blagoevgrad District. The waterfall was proclaimed for a natural landmark in 1985 and covers an area of 10 hectares.

Toplishte is the habitat of the Osmunda regalis L fern. The site is located on the territory of the village of Kolarovo, Municipality of Petrich, Blagoevgrad District. It has been a protected area of 30 hectares since 1992.

Rupite

Rupite

Rupite is a site of riverside forest and characteristic flora and fauna. It was proclaimed for a protected site in 1980 with an area of 20 hectares. It is located on the territory of the village of Rupite, Municipality of Petrich, Blagoevgrad District.

Svatbata /The wedding/ is a rocky formation in the region of the village of Osenovo, Municipality of Bansko, Blagoevgrad District. The rocky formation was proclaimed for a natural landmark in 1976 with a protected area of 13,10 hectares.

Koziya kamak is located on the territory of the village of Kovachevitza, Municipality of Garmen, Blagoevgrad District. It was proclaimed for a natural landmark in 1976 with the purpose of preserving a rocky formation. The natural landmark covers an area of 60 hectares and is under the jurisdiction of the Beslet State Forestry.

The Kayaliyski Rocks are a rocky formation in the region of the village of Garmen, Blagoevgrad District. They were proclaimed for a natural landmark in 1995 with a protected area of 8 hectares.

The Tufcha Waterfall is located on the territory of the village of Breznitza, Municipality of Gotze Delchev. It was proclaimed for a natural landmark in 1965 with a protected area of 20 hectares. The natural landmark is under the jurisdiction of the Gotze Delchev State Forestry.

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