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Asparuhovo is located on the shore of the Tsonevo Dam, which is the northern end of the Aytos Pass, in the picturesque gorge of the Luda Kamchia river. This part of the mountain was once known as Chenge Mountains. The old road from Ovech to Anhialo passed through here. Archeological data suggests that Asparuhovo emerged as a settlement in the 8-9th century when it was called Ovchaga, after the name of the fortress of the village leader Ivaylo. Later, according to the legends, the troops of Ali Pasha went through the pass and there was a very ferocious battle with heavy casualties in the area of Oryahovo. The area started to be called "dzhaneri" - a place of dead souls and the village - Chenge which literally means "battle". During the Ottoman rule, the villagers guarded the passage of Lukodamchia and thus they were exempt from taxes. The village got the name Asparuhovo in 1934 after the famous archaeologist Karel Shkorpil noted that the villagers seemed like descendants of khan Asparuh. In 1970, much of the village was flooded by the waters of the Tsonevo Dam and remained in its bottom, and people moved their houses at higher places. The Stone Church from 1857 and the old church school were moved stone by stone from thier previous locations and together with the preserved restored authentic Kamchia houses they form a small architectural and ethnographic complex that is one of the biggest attractions in Asparuhovo. The surrounding area is rich in finds from the Thracians, Romans and Byzantines times. An early Bulgarian village was discovered at the upper end of the village. One may see the ancient shafts with an embankment and a ditch defending the capitals of Pliska and Preslav from the Byzantine Empire. The one called Pryagryadata is located in the east, between the rivers of Eleshnitsa and Kozya Reka, and the other – Germeto - in the south along the Krivitsa River. There are three forts around the village - the Grada, Krastota and Manastirskoto Hale which were intended to protect the population during the riots. The nearby places of the Chudnite Skali on the shore of the Tsonevo Dam, Velcha, Lepino Buche, Razkrachenitsa and Groloma are attractive to tourists. The dam offers perfect conditions for fishing and water sports and there are separated climbing routes in the area of the Chudnite Skali Rocks that tempt every connoisseur of extreme experiences. For those who want to enjoy a holiday in the area may choose from several hotels in Asparuhovo as well as from family hotels, guest houses and complexes with bungalows on the banks of the Tsonevo Dam.
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