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Tourists' reflections are seen on a window at the Rose Museum, which is located in the Park Rose Garden, on May 29, 2018 in Kazanlak, Bulgaria, the town regarded as the heart of Bulgaria's Rose Valley. Kazanlak boasts a Rose Festival with traditional rose-picking and distillation in the mountains, folk dances, roses ensconced in cakes, soaps, jewelry, wine and rakia (a regional 80-90 proof fruit brandy,) and even a parade in honor of its very own Rose Queen, picked from a pool of high school graduates. Photo by: Yana Paskova for National Geographic Traveler

Tourists' reflections are seen on a window at the Rose Museum, which is located in the Park Rose Garden, on May 29, 2018 in Kazanlak, Bulgaria, the town regarded as the heart of Bulgaria's Rose Valley. Kazanlak boasts a Rose Festival with traditional rose-picking and distillation in the mountains, folk dances, roses ensconced in cakes, soaps, jewelry, wine and rakia (a regional 80-90 proof fruit brandy,) and even a parade in honor of its very own Rose Queen, picked from a pool of high school graduates.

Photo by: Yana Paskova for National Geographic Traveler