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Spa tourism in Bulgaria picks up steam

30/04/2010 07:41

Sofia in BulgariaThe town of Hisar boasts one formidable collection — hundreds of kidney-, bladder- and gallstones which have been expelled after treatment with water from the 22 mineral springs in the region.


"We use the water as medicine," says Doctor Svetya Tuzharov from the rehabilitation hospital in the town, where spa and wellness hotels have mushroomed in recent years.



Hisar, founded by the Romans and once surrounded by high walls to protect the healing springs, is among dozens of resort towns in the Balkan country trying to revive their traditions in balneotherapy and attract well off tourists.


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