Download GPX file for this article
42.1125.08Full screen dynamic map

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Upper Thracian Plain or Upper Thracian Lowlands (Bulgarian: Горнотракийска низина) is a region in Bulgaria that occupies the southeastern part of the country. Together with the Rhodope Mountains, it constitutes Northern Thrace (Bulgarian: Северна Тракия), bordering Greece (Western Thrace) to the south and Turkey (Eastern Thrace) to the southeast.


Map of Upper Thracian Plain
Houses in the Old Town of Plovdiv
The Southern Gate at Hisarya
  • 1 Dimitrovgrad Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria on Wikipedia (Димитровград) — a Communist-era "planned city", built from scratch in the late 1940s and named after the first Communist leader of Bulgaria.
  • 2 Haskovo Gagret on Wikipedia (Хасково) — administrative centre of Haskovo Province, on the between the Upper Thracian Plain and the Eastern Rhodope Mountains
  • 3 Hisarya Hisar district on Wikipedia (Hissar, Хисар) — a nice little town north of Plovdiv, known ever since Roman times because of its mineral springs. Home to some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Bulgaria - the impressive city wall still surrounds several neighborhoods. You can easily visit the Balkan mountain range and Koprivshtitsa from this base.
  • 4 Pazardzhik (Пазарджик) — mid-sized city on the same Maritsa river as Plovdiv; another province centre. The Rhodope Narrow-Gauge Railway starts from the nearby town of Septemvri.
  • 5 Plovdiv (Пловдив) — the nation's second largest city which boasts a lovely shopping promenade and many parks, an ancient city with a preserved amphitheater, and many houses dating back to the Bulgarian National Revival.
  • 6 Stara Zagora (Стара Загора) — "the city of linden trees", in the plain below the Sarnena Gora mountain. A historic city with ancient ruins, modern Stara Zagora had to be almost completely rebuilt after being burned down during the Liberation War (1877). Another province centre.
  • 7 Svilengrad (Свиленград) — a border town on the Maritsa river, close to where the borders of Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey meet; there are a couple of fortress ruins in nearby villages.
  • 8 Yambol Yambol on Wikipedia (Ямбол) — another mid-sized province centre, on the banks of the river Tundzha
  • 9 Elhovo (Елхово) — Elhovo is a town in Yambol Province, located on the left bank of Tundzha, between the Strandzha and Sakar mountains.

Other destinations[edit]


Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]





Go next[edit]

This region travel guide to Upper Thracian Plain is an outline and may need more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. If there are Cities and Other destinations listed, they may not all be at usable status or there may not be a valid regional structure and a "Get in" section describing all of the typical ways to get here. Please plunge forward and help it grow!