You are inside the caldera of an extinct volcano where natural hot water springs said to possess healing qualities attract bathing suit-clothed men and women year round.
A few yards from the muddy waters a small village house stands. This is where Vanga, the blind clairvoyant and one of Bulgaria's best-known 20th century phenomena, used to live. She died in the 1990s, but Bulgarians continue to quote predictions she may or not have made about anything from football to the sinking of Russian submarines and US presidents, among many others. The area is now widely considered to be one of Bulgaria's top vortexes. One of its telltale signs is the flock of helmeted guineafowls roaming about. Vanga used to love them, and so do the thousands of visitors who come here for spiritual, tourist or recreational purposes.
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