Pirin National Park is situated on the highest part of the Pirin mountain
range whose peak's surpass 2,500 metres, and thanks to the influence
of the Mediterranean climate the beautiful landscape abounds with rich
vegetation and fauna.
The visitor has a choice of zones within the park itself, including
the forest of Bosnian pine where the ancient Baikusheva pine stands
guard as it has done for centuries past. The crystalline limestone allows
such delights as the near extinct edelweiss and the Pirin poppy to flower
and grow among the rocks. The Pirin lakes, surrounded by an area of
Macedonian pine and Silver fir and spruce, teem with animal life, and
eagles and falcons have made their homes high up in the mountains. The
park is listed as a World Cultural and National Heritage site.