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  • Writer's pictureStefan Ivanov

Fairytale Forest park in the city of Rakovski

Updated: Mar 1

My dear friends, welcome to the Fairytale Forest park in the city of Rakovski!


Welcome to the park "Fairytale Forest" in the town of Rakovski

As its name suggests, this wonderful children's park tells wonderful stories and does magic!


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski

And you grab your wonderful mood and let's go to Rakovski without wasting another minute!


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski

The park is incredibly calm, quiet, green, spacious, shady, with wonderful paths for a walk, benches for relaxation, fountains for cooling off, colorful corners for a wonderful mood.


My dear friends, here are all the stories that the park has prepared for you!


"Wheat bread"

Once upon a time there was a grandfather and a grandmother.

Once upon a time, grandfather had a loaf of bread and said:

- Grandma, bake me a loaf!

The grandmother kneaded the bread, put a little cheese and butter on it. I burned her.

It went from tasty to tastier!

She left it on the windowsill to cool...


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Fairytale corner "Wheat bread"

I present to you the main characters in the fairytale corner "Wheat bread"!



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"The three brothers and the Golden Apple"

A woman had three sons.

In the garden of their house grew a wonderfully beautiful apple tree. Every year it bore only one apple, but not just any apple, but a golden one. But in the night, when the apple ripened and shone so brightly between the branches that the whole garden glowed, a chala flew by and plucked the golden apple...


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Fairy tale corner "The Three Brothers and the Golden Apple"

And these are the main characters in the fairytale "The Three Brothers and the Golden Apple"!



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"Kose Bose"

Kose Bose have made a little nest. It laid eggs.

Kuma Lisa came under the nest and said:

"Kose Bose, give me an egg!" My dad and mom came to visit. I'll make them some soup...


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Fairy tale corner "Kose Bose"

And these are the main characters in the fairytale corner "Kose Bose"!



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"The trouble"

A woodcutter had two sons.

Every time he went to the forest, he took one of them as a helper.

Once the woodcutter came across the car and said to his sons:

- Come on, boys, go to the forest alone for firewood, and I'll stay at home to rest, because I'm very tired...


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Fairy tale corner "Trouble"

And these are the main characters in the fairy tale corner "Trouble"!



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"The old stag and the little fawn"

The old deer led his herd to the high mountain meadow where green and soft grass grew.

He walked with confident steps through the old beech forest, because he knew all the hollows and ridges, he knew where the goat trails lead and where the hunters set ambushes and dig deep pits for the deer and roe deer to fall into...


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Fairytale corner "The Old Deer and the Little Deer"

And these are the main characters in the fairytale "The Old Deer and the Little Deer"!



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"Grandpa's mitten"

Grandpa left for Zlatitsa,

lost his glove.

There she played in the field

little mouse Gnawn,

the glove saw

and she warmed up...


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Fairytale corner "Grandfather's Glove"

And these are the main characters in the fairytale "Grandfather's Glove"!



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"Grandfather pulls turnips"

Grandfather Whitebeard began to pull turnips.

He grabs her with both hands, pushes hard, moans and stretches, she doesn't budge.

Grandpa Grandma calls.

Grandma Mika runs, runs, grandfather catches...


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Fairy tale corner "Grandfather pulls turnips"

And these are the main characters in the fairytale corner "Grandfather pulls turnips"!



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"Kuma Lisa and Ezhko Bezhko"

Once upon a time, it was a long time ago, Kuma Lisa and Ezhko Bezhko became very good friends. They loved each other so much that where the fox went, the hedgehog followed her; where the hedgehog is, there the fox seeks.

Once the fox said:

"Kumche Ezhko, let's go to the poppy vineyard and eat some grapes..."


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Fairy tale corner "Kuma Lisa and Ezhko Bezhko"

And these are the main characters in the fairytale "Kuma Lisa and Ezhko Bezhko"!



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"Seraphim"

A strange man, neither peasant nor citizen, ragged, disheveled, was walking towards Enyo's cafe, and Samsi Enyo, sitting in front of the cafe in the shade, could not recognize him.

In the middle of summer in this terrible heat, this man had put on a long winter coat, like a priest's cassock, a crumpled bomb was slipped on his head, and his feet were shod with clods. But most often Enya's eyes returned to the stranger's coat: once it would have been blue, it would have been made of the same fabric, but now nothing was visible - tattered, torn, sometimes perforated, sometimes patched. And among the countless multi-colored patches, two or three very large ones caught the eye the most, taken as if from a sack or from the simplest aba and glued, as it came, with a large seam and bleached threads...


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Seraphim fairy tale corner

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"Bad word"

A bear got stuck in a thorn.

Past Lumberjack. He took the bear out of the thorn.

The bear saw him. She told him:

"You're alive, man!" You did me a great favor...


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Fairytale corner "Bad word"

And these are the main characters in the fairytale "Bad Word"!



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In 2023, another impressive tourist attraction, called "Wonders of the World" and inspired by the new seven wonders of the world, will shine in the "Fairy Tale Forest" park.


The wonders of the world

Miniature models of the world's most famous landmarks are collected here in one place.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The wonders of the world

These are the Taj Mahal in India, the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, Machu Picchu in Peru, Petra in Jordan, the Pyramid of Kukulkan in Mexico, Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and the Great Wall of China in China.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The wonders of the world

The author of the models is Ivaylo Bilalov.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Taj Mahal temple-mausoleum in Agra, India

The Taj Mahal is a temple-mausoleum located in Agra, India, on the banks of the Yamuna River.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Taj Mahal in Agra, India

It was built approximately between 1630 and 1652 by order of Emperor Shah Jahan, who was known as the Ruler of the World, in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Taj Mahal in Agra, India

The grief-stricken emperor announced two years of mourning in the country and soon decided to build a mausoleum in the then capital Agra on the site of Mumtaz's grave, which would symbolize the fabulous beauty of his beloved wife.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Shah Jahan himself was later buried there.

Inside the mausoleum there are two tombs - of the Shah and his wife.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Taj Mahal in Agra, India

The Taj Mahal is a platform structure with five domes rising to a height of 74 meters and with four minarets at the corners that are slightly tilted outwards from the tomb so as not to damage it in case of destruction.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Taj Mahal in Agra, India

A garden with fountains and a pool was built in front of the temple.

The walls are of polished translucent marble inlaid with precious stones. Marble has an interesting feature - in bright light it looks white, in the early morning it turns pink, and on a moonlit night - silver.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Taj Mahal in Agra, India

For the construction of the complex, more than 20,000 craftsmen were invited from all over the empire, as well as from Central Asia, Persia and the Middle East.

A twin building made of black marble was to be built on the other side of the river, but it was never completed. These two buildings were to be connected by a bridge of gray marble.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

The Colosseum is the most spacious and magnificent of the amphitheatres in Ancient Rome, begun by the Emperor Vespasian between AD 70 and AD 72 and completed in AD 80 by the Emperor Titus, with some further alterations made during the reign of Emperor Domitian (AD 81-96 year).


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

With a capacity of 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiator fights as well as other spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, battle re-enactments and mythological dramas.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

In the Early Middle Ages, the building ceased to be used for performances, and later served for various purposes – dwellings, workshops, seat of a religious order, fortification, quarry and Christian temple.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Although nowadays partially destroyed by earthquakes and quarrying, the Colosseum remains one of the main symbols of the Roman Empire and its engineering achievements.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

It is among Rome's most popular tourist attractions and continues to be associated with the Roman Catholic Church, with the Pope leading a torchlight procession starting in the Colosseum area every year on Good Friday.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

I will share with you five interesting facts about the Colosseum in Rome:

  • It took 9 years to build and more than 60,000 Jewish slaves took part in the construction activities

  • The original name of the Colosseum was Flavius Amphitheater

  • It has over 80 entrances and can accommodate around 50,000 spectators

  • The west exit of the Colosseum was called the Gate of Death because it was where the dead gladiators were brought out

  • It is estimated that around 500,000 people and over a million wild animals lost their lives in the arena of the Colosseum


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Machu Picchu Architectural Complex, Peru

Machu Picchu Architectural Complex, Peru

Machu Picchu, also known as the Lost City of the Incas (in Quechua: Machu Pikchu, literal translation old peak) is the modern name of an architectural complex in the southern part of present-day Peru, built by the Incas in the XV century.

Machu Picchu has been on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List since 1983.

The palaces, temples and homes are located 2,430 meters above sea level in the Andes.

It was created as the sacred mountain residence of the great Inca ruler Pachacuti, a century before his empire fell, that is. approximately around 1440, and functioned until 1532, when the Spanish invaded the territory of the empire.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Архитектурен комплекс Мачу Пикчу, Перу

In 1532, all its inhabitants mysteriously disappeared.

Although the site was known to the locals, it remained unknown to the Spanish during the colonial period, as well as to the rest of the world, until American historian Hyrum Bingham III popularized it in 1911.

At one time, Machu Picchu was part of a huge complex of fortresses that the Incas used to defend against the raids of the Indians coming from the jungle.

Basically, Machu Picchu is divided into four parts.

The northwestern one is located in the area that was probably used for religious purposes. It is there that the so-called Holy Square is located, as well as the Temple of the Three Windows, the Holy Temple and the Priests' Mansion. The solar laboratory was also built here, thanks to which the Incas were able to determine the seasons and the time by the shadows that the sun casts on the stones.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Machu Picchu Architectural Complex, Peru

In the northeastern part of Machu Picchu, the larger residential buildings of the complex were most likely located.

In the southwestern part was the place of the observation tower and several other buildings.

Near the numerous terraces for agricultural purposes are built the smallest and most modest buildings, standing on small and narrow streets.

At the very bottom of Machu Picchu's terraces is the tomb.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The ancient city of Petra, Jordan

The ancient city of Petra, Jordan

Petra is an ancient city in present-day Jordan, the capital of the Nabateans.

It is located in the natural mountain valley of Wadu Musa (Valley of Moses) on the eastern slope of Wadu Araba, at the crossroads of the main trade routes - to Gaza in the west, Bostra and Damascus in the north, Eilat on the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf on the other side of the desert .


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The ancient city of Petra, Jordan

Unknown to the Western world for hundreds of years, the rose-red city of Petra once flourished as an important point in the midst of ancient routes.

It is surrounded by high mountains and accessed through a narrow gorge, and its remarkable rock-cut buildings have been preserved intact.

On December 6, 1985, Petra was included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The ancient city of Petra, Jordan

Until the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burkhart rediscovered it in 1812, Petra was forgotten for centuries.

It can be reached on foot through Sik Gorge, a narrow, windy passage that in some sections is no more than 6 feet (1.80 m) wide, with cliffs on either side as high as a four-story building.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The ancient city of Petra, Jordan

At the end of this formidable, kilometer-and-a-half-long passage, you see a magical sight through the gap: the Treasury, aka the Treasury, a towering, classically Greek-style temple carved right into the massive face of the 39-meter cliff. It dates from the 5th century - 6th century BC and is one of the best preserved wonders of Petra.

The ancient city, whose name means rock, was a fortified and thriving trading center whose inhabitants carved houses, temples and tombs, sometimes with extremely elaborate and columned facades, into the natural walls of the canyon.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Pyramid of Kukulcan, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan, Mexico

The Pyramid of Kukulkan (El Castllo) is a temple structure that survives among the remains of the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

Inside the pyramid is a temple with two rooms, the entrance being on the north side.

The height of the pyramid is 30 meters, the length of the sides is 55 meters.

Ichen Itza is an archaeological site, an ancient city that was a political, cultural and religious center.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Pyramid of Kukulcan, Mexico

The pyramid of Kukulkan is a nine-tiered structure culminating in a flat platform that supports a two-story temple.

The height to the top platform is 24 meters, the temple adds another 6 meters.

The El Castillo project is believed to be related to the Mayan calendar. Each of the four faces includes a wide, steep staircase consisting of 91 steps that ascend to the top platform.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Pyramid of Kukulcan, Mexico

Counting the upper platform as an extra step gives a total of 365 steps: 1 step for each day of the year.

The steps rise at an angle of 45 degrees to the horizon, while the average slope of the step pyramid itself is 53.3 degrees. The faces of the individual steps are inclined at a large angle, approximately 73 degrees.

The nine main platforms of the pyramid are thought to represent the 18 months of the haab, and the 52 panels represent the number of years it takes for the calendar cycle to repeat itself.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Pyramid of Kukulcan, Mexico

El Castillo at Chichen Itza served as Kukulcan's temple.

During the vernal and autumnal equinoxes (March 21 and September 22), the sun casts a wave-like pattern of light on the northern staircase for several hours in the late afternoon—a pattern caused by the angle of the sun and the edge of the nine steps that define the pyramid's structure.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Pyramid of Kukulcan, Mexico

These triangles of light connect to the massive stone carvings of snake heads at the base of the stairs, suggesting a huge snake slithering up the structure and descending into the pyramid.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The statue of Christ the Redeemer is one of the new seven wonders of the world.

It is 39.6 meters high (together with a 9.5 meter pedestal), the span of the arms is 28 meters, it weighs 635 tons.

It is made of reinforced concrete and is resistant to external influences.

It was built in the period 1922 - 1931.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

It is located on the 710 meter high Corcovado hill in the suburbs of the city. The additional height of the hill makes this modern colossus a symbol of Christianity and a major landmark of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The statue was officially opened to visitors on October 12, 1931.

On July 7, 2007 in Lisbon, the statue was included in the list of the New Seven Wonders of the World in the project of the Swiss New7Wonders Foundation.

The statue of Christ the Redeemer with outstretched arms towers over the city of Rio de Janeiro. Tourists can reach the base of the statue by car, rail or by foot.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The great Chinese Wall

The great Chinese Wall

The Great Wall of China is a system of defensive structures in China built of stone, brick, compacted earth, wood and other materials.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The great Chinese Wall

Part of the Seven Wonders of the World, the wall walk will take you through diverse and stunning landscapes, including rugged mountains, vast desert and lush green lands.

I will reveal to you nine interesting facts about the Great Wall of China:

  • Its official length is 21,196.18 kilometers


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The great Chinese Wall
  • Most of today's Ming Dynasty relics are located 8,851 kilometers from the great wall


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The great Chinese Wall
  • It is more than 2300 years old


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The great Chinese Wall
  • The Ming Great Wall crosses 9 provinces and municipalities: Liaoning, Hebei, Tianjin, Beijing, Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Shaunxi, Ningxia, Gansu


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The great Chinese Wall
  • Badaling is the most visited section (63,000,000 visitors in 2001) and during the first week of May and October the flow of visitors can reach up to 70,000 per day


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The great Chinese Wall
  • The average height of the Great Wall at Badaling and Juyong Pass is 7.88 meters, and the highest point is 14 meters high


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The great Chinese Wall
  • The average width is 6.5 meters


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The great Chinese Wall
  • More than 1,000,000 workers were needed to build this massive project. Includes soldiers, forcibly recruited peasants, convicts and prisoners of war.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
The great Chinese Wall
  • Almost 1/3 of the Great Wall of China has disappeared without a trace.

Currently, the fairytale figures of Elsa and Olaf from "Frozen" are placed in front of the "Fairytale Forest" park.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Elsa and Olaf from "Frozen"

It seems that this place is still going to grow and who knows - soon it may have more fabulous stories to share with us!


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski

A wonderful adapted playground has been built near Grandma Metza, Kuma Fox, Rabbit, Wolf, Llama, Hedgehog, Elsa, Olaf and all the other characters from fairy tales, whose home is the Fairytale Forest Park.


Адаптирана детска площадка

Има си люлки, катерушки, пързалки като всяка една площадка за игра. Заградена е с ограда, за да може малчуганите да тичат на воля. Настилката е специална, за да са по-малко ожулените колена, лакти и крачета.


Парк "Приказната гора" в град Раковски
Адаптирана детска площадка

Дори и повече – в съседство са изградени не просто вело алеи, а улички с пешеходни пътеки и пътни знаци. Малчуганите, докато си карат колелетата, биха могли да научат правилата за движение по пътищата, което е много, много важно!


Адаптирана детска площадка в град Раковски

В близост дори има и фитнес зона за по-порасналите батковци.


Адаптирана детска площадка в град Раковски

Всички деца могат да дойдат на детската площадка и да се забавляват истински! Да скачат, да бягат, да ритат топка, да се търкалят по земята, да се гонят, да се смеят!


Адаптирана детска площадка в град Раковски

Наистина всички – за щастие на тази детска площадка забелязах тези невероятни люлка и въртележка за деца в инвалидни колички!


Адаптирана детска площадка в град Раковски

Всички деца заслужават да играят!


Адаптирана детска площадка в град Раковски

Всички!


Играйте и се забавлявайте заедно, скъпи деца!


Как се стига до град Раковски?

Раковски е град в южна България, област Пловдив, административен център на община Раковски.



Наименуван е на видния български национал-революционер Георги Стойков Раковски, известен като Георги Сава Раковски.



Градът е създаден през 1966 година чрез сливането на три села – Генерал Николаево, Секирово и Парчевич, в миналото наричани съответно Калъчлий, Балтаджа и Алифакъх.

Селата са населявани от наследници на павликяни, приели католицизма през XVII – XIX век.


Католическа катедрала на град Раковски – католически храм "Пресвето сърце Исусово"
Католическа енория "Пресвето сърце Исусово" в град Раковски

Раковски отстои на:


  • 161 километра (на около 1 час и 47 минути с автомобил) от столицата

  • 29 километра (на около 38 минути с автомобил) от град Пловдив

  • 345 километра (на около 3 часа и 55 минути с автомобил) от град Варна

  • 229 километра (на около 2 часа и 07 минути с автомобил) от град Бургас



Как се стига до парк "Приказната гора" в град Раковски?

Парк "Приказната гора" ще откриете и вие край улица "Г. С. Раковски" между кварталите "Секирово" и "Генерал Николаево".


Парк "Приказната гора" в град Раковски
Парк "Приказната гора" в град Раковски

В близост се намира стадион "Г. С. Раковски", който е чудесен ориентир.



Какво може да се разгледа в близост?

На 16 километра източно от град Раковски (на около 17 минути с автомобил) се намира град Брезово.


В Брезово в делничен ден се отбийте до общината, за да разгледате изложбата, посветена на най-добрия портретист на Бетовен – Минчо Кацаров.


Минчо Кацаров – най-добрият портретист на Бетовен
Минчо Кацаров – най-добрият портретист на Бетовен

От Брезово е и друг голям български художник – Златьо Бояджиев. Къщата му в град Брезово е отворена за посещение и всеки желаещ може да я разгледа.


Роден дом на Златьо Бояджиев в град Брезово
Роден дом на Златьо Бояджиев

В Брезово не бива да пропускате да посетите старото училище в Брезово – едно от първите светски училища по българските земи.