Haskovo, Bulgaria: According to the idea of the Haskovo Rotary Club in the Kenana Forest Park, there is already a new educational eco path. She is the only one dedicated to the Bulgarian khans and kings of the First and Second Bulgarian Kingdoms.
The route is 5 km long; it takes about an hour and a half on foot. The marking is according to all tourist rules, and information boards are located from the beginning of the route to the end.
The idea of the Haskovo Rotary Club was implemented with the support of the Mayor of Haskovo, Stanislav Dechev. “The members of the Rotary Club did the main work, and Haskovo Municipality took care of the final part of the eco-trail.
In the space next to the monument of Tsar Ivan Assen II, we made an eco-classroom to help all organized groups of students and tourists. They will have the opportunity there, under the cool shadows of the trees, to learn more about the glorious Battle of Klokotnitsa,” Mayor Stanislav Dechev said before the official opening of the tourist route.
“The most interesting element in this eco-path is the information boards designed and installed by the Haskovo Rotary Club. That is why I thank the Haskovo Rotary Club for another good idea they implement for Haskovo. I’m glad we realized our bigger concept together from the Kenana Recreation Area, the Municipality of Haskovo; this eco track is already starting, taking tourists to where the Battle of Kettle occurred. “I hope that when tourists from other cities across the entire route of the trail, they will stay in Haskovo for a longer time to explore the other tourist attractions in our city,” the mayor pointed out.
The information boards located along the route of the eco path tell the history of Bulgaria from the time of Khan Kubrat to the last Bulgarian ruler Tsar Sratsimir. “Every city has important historical moments. Haskovo should be proud of the Battle of Klokotnitsa. That is why we are convinced that we need to work and popularize this historical fact and attract more and more tourists here,” said Hristina Hubenova, President of the Rotary Club Haskovo.
She specified that on each information board, there is a QR code leading to a specially designed site where more details can be learned about the glorious deeds of the Bulgarian rulers of the First and Second Kingdoms. “We hope to ignite the interest mostly of young people in the history of our region,” stressed Hristina Hubenova.
She highlighted the merit of the entire team of the Haskovo Rotary Club and the Municipality of Haskovo, and special thanks were sent to the milkman of tourism in Haskovo and teacher Stefan Avramov. With his expertise and experience, he is behind the creation of this eco-path, coordinating its route and marking it.