According to the voivoda`s Panayot Hitov legend for the protection of the fortress “Sheshkingrad”, Bulgarian forces heroically repulse the Turkish attack thanks to the unscalable height of the mountain fortress. In the bloody slaughter died one of the Shishman`s voivoda – Shishkin. Therefore the fortress is called that by his name “Sheshkingrad”. The native Turks saved the legend that in the terrible battle the Bulgarian forces have destroyed about 11 000 janissaries.
At the north-eastern part of the Balkan you could enjoy the magnificent view – the sunk church “St. Ivan Rilski” , which is the only one saved relic of village Zapalnia and village Zhrebchevo. The lake “Zhrebchevo” is situated on the river “Tundzha” near Nova Zagora town. It is called that by the sunk village Zhrebchevo.The lake is built 1959 – 1966 year.