Where is Devil’s Town
Devil’s Town is town where to go to see World Wonder candidate from southern Serbia, 30km from Kuršumlija, and about 90km from Niš, 280km from Belgrade. It is located in Toplica district. In 2007. this rock formation was in race for seven world wonders. This natures monument consist of 202 devils, with caps, located between Hell gully and Devil’s ditch.
For this natural wonder and its beginning there are many stories till today. Of them all, most interesting are that the figures are petrified wedding party when that devil wanted to marry brother and sister. In another, they are petrified demons when students tricked them to bet , and on the third legend sculptures are representing demons expelled from people which spend night in St. Petka church.
Devil’s Town is famous for its 2 sources strongly acidic water. One of the devil’s water, cold and extremely acid spring (pH 1.5) with a high mineralization (15 g / l of water), and is located in the Devil’s ravine. Red fountain is another source (pH 3.5), with weaker mineralization (4.372 mg / l of water). These waters are very rare in the world and are used in spa treatments because the people considered extremely healing. But scientists warn that water from the devil’s water should not drank, because it is not sufficiently investigated. Those wells are Red Well and Devil’s water.
Top and bottom images are by GeologicharkaCC BY-SA 3.0 ; Middle photo of Devils Town by NikolicCC BY-SA 3.0; Bottom gallery photos by Dejan Radenković