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Bags of roses arrive to Lema distillery in Kazanlak, Bulgaria on May 24, 2018. Each of its caldrons has a 5 ton capacity, and it takes 3 to 5 tonnes of roses to produce just 1 kg of rose oil. Lema, a family-owned rose plantation and production facility of over 40 years, produces mainly rose oil, rose water, lavender oil, and souvenirs. Photo by: Yana Paskova for National Geographic Traveler

Bags of roses arrive to Lema distillery in Kazanlak, Bulgaria on May 24, 2018. Each of its caldrons has a 5 ton capacity, and it takes 3 to 5 tonnes of roses to produce just 1 kg of rose oil. Lema, a family-owned rose plantation and production facility of over 40 years, produces mainly rose oil, rose water, lavender oil, and souvenirs.

Photo by: Yana Paskova for National Geographic Traveler