Golyam Manastir is a village in Southeastern Bulgaria. It is in Tundja municipality, Yambol region.
The village is located at the foot of Manastirski Vazvishenia /Monastery Heights/. The terrain is flat and the soil is fertile, suitable for growing almost all kind of fruits and vegetables.
The altitude ranges between 200-299 m.
The climate is continental, typical of the Upper-Thracian Valley. The influence of the Black Sea and the Mediterranean is low. The region is one of the hottest in the country.
The population is about 400 people.
The village has well developed roads, that connects it with the neighbouring villages. It has electricity, water, mobile networks coverage. There are community center, shops, regular bus transport. The closest medical center is in the village of General Toshevo /5 km to the northeast/. The main occupation is agriculture.
Landmarks and sightseeings
Although the eminence is not so height (the highest point is Kaleto 600 m), the place makes an illusion of some high tops. The eminence looks like an island in the middle of lowland surrounded with fields, meadows and artificial lakes. There is a beautiful view to the nearest mountains. If it is clear, without clouds, you can see Turkey territory outlying more than 50 miles. The top of the eminence – Kaleto is called from the local people Vulkana which means volcano. There are scientific suggestions for the geologic history. Some scientists think that Manastir eminence was an island with volcanic activity. Near the top there is a Hole, and the local people say (it’s a legend) that it is the remaining of Volcano crater.