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village of Viden

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Viden is a village in southern Bulgaria. It is located in Pavel Banya Municipality, Stara Zagora region.

It is situated in the foot of mountain Sredna gora, with altitude of 434 m, where the Tundzha river infuses in Koprinka dam.
The village is only 2 km east from the resort town Pavel Banya, 50 km northwest from regional city Stara Zagora and 181 km east from the capital city of Sofia.

Climate - hot summer, moderately cold winter. Reasonable amount of rain.

Until 1960 the population of the village was over 800 inhabitants, but the building of the dam flooded big part of the village and force a lot of the inhabitants to migrate. Nowadays the population is barely 100 inhabitants.
In village of Viden there is no kindergarten and primary school, but the special school for children with speech disabilities is working.
There are shop, post office, municipality in Viden and regular transport to the villages and towns in the area.

Tourism

There are no places for sleeping in the village. The nearest guest hoses and hotels are in town of Pavel Banya. 
The main advantage of the village is prominent close to that established SPA resort - famous with its hydro-termal sources with high temperature and low mineralization, suitable for varaiety of treatments for many diseases.
The nature around the village is very picturesque. Near Viden the remains of  chirch "St. Atanasii" partially submerged by the water of Koprinka dam can be seen.
The area around the dam offers great opportunities for holidays, camping, picnic, walks, water sports and sun baths. Fishing fens will be pleased with the variety of fish species.
Interesting is the fact that with the building of the dam, the Thracian town Sevtopolis was dug up and explored. Today the remains of this ancient town are underwater. There is a project for partial restoration of this remains.

 

Source: http://bg.wikipedia.org
Photos: http://www.panoramio.com

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