ASSOCIATION  "ZELENIGRAD"

KHAN KRUM

The picturesque village of Khan Krum is named after our great ruler who created the first written laws.

The "Aul of Han Omurtag" built in 822; the palace was used by The Khan as a military fortress, which we understand from archaeological researches and finds. One of these finds is the "The inscription of Chatalar", a stone column carved with a Greek inscription, telling about the construction of Omurtag and the building of the residence.

According to some, in the 4th century there was the capital of The Ostrogoths, headed by Ulfila, or at least an important center of theirs, as shown by the rich Gothic ornaments and other archaeological finds found here. Churches from the IV-V century have been excavated. In one of them, according to archaeologists, the earliest Christian frescoes on the Bulgarian lands are placed.

Not far from here Kaluger Boaz has sheltered two rock monasteries related to the development of Hesychasm. One is in the "Kaluger Cave", which is also known among the population as "Khan Krumovski Rock Monastery", and the other rock cloister is the "Cell" with an interesting interior architecture.

The village is also known for the production of traditional high-quality wines, such as Traminer Khan Krum, thanks to the microclimate that contributes to the cultivation and development of white wine grape varieties.

Traditional for the village are the "Holy Spirit" feasts - Pentecost and Enyovden.
              

Famous personalities, born in the village of Khan Krum, are the writer Krum Velkov, the painter and sculptor Yordan Stoyanov, the athlete Angel Kunchev.


Everyone who has touched this little corner of Bulgaria remains enchanted by the glorious history preserved with centuries of difficulty and tribulation, feeling strong and humble in the presence of our ancestors.



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