Where is Uzungol Located? What are the Most Famous Tourist Places in Uzungol?
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- Tourism in Uzungol
- Uzungol’s Most Prominent Tourist Places
Tourism in Uzungol
Whoever visits Uzungol Lake will have the chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the landscape around this lake. No doubt that the region has many hills and lakes of different sizes; Uzungol is one of Trabzon’s most beautiful lakes and areas.
Uzungol is located in Caykara, 100 km from Trabzon city centre, in a valley amidst mountains, featuring stunning views of the lake, surrounded by forests from all sides where fog is overwhelming most times.
Weather in Uzungol
Generally, Trabzon has mild weather in summer and a cold one in winter, with seasonal rainfalls in summer and snowfalls in winter. We can say that weather in Uzungol is good in that it offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy its natural beauty, as temperatures are mild most times.
Uzungol in Winter
Never miss the chance of visiting Uzungol in winter; you will be amazed by snow views covering everything, adding exceptional beauty.
Snow views will entice you to enjoy winter sports and activities, including skiing, making snowmen, playing with snow, and many more.
Uzungol in Summer
Nothing can be compared to Uzungol’s beauty in summer, where hills are covered by green plants, trees with thick leaves, and the lake’s crystal water, making a fantastic natural painting.
Visitors can do many activities in summer, starting from camping by the lake to walking through green trees. Not to mention, barbeques have an exceptional taste there.
Uzungol’s Most Prominent Tourist Places
There are many tourist places to visit in Uzungol as it has a wide variety of natural beauty, including high mountains, vast forests, and lakes, offering visitors the chance to enjoy the best times. Here is a list of Uzungol’s most prominent tourist places:
Sultan Murad Heights and Atakoy Waterfalls
Sultan Murad Heights have a featured location on Trabzon’s western side, 35 km away from Uzungol Lake. The heights’ views covered with snow in winter mixed with fog give it exceptional beauty, attracting tourists to enjoy various activities, mainly ghazal hunting, camping, and skiing.
Try not to miss visiting Atakoy Waterfalls while visiting Sultan Murad Heights, where you would enjoy stunning views of natural beauty.
Karester Heights is one of the major spots to visit and enjoy its fresh air, 2600 m above sea level, where you can enjoy seeing the charming views of Uzungol Lake from above.
Demirkapi Heights and Fish Lake
Demirkapi Heights are 16 km from Uzungol, featuring fresh air, natural beauty, and wooden houses, where you can enjoy camping.
Fish Lake is located on a high spot, 25 km from Uzungol, where you can enjoy fishing.
Ataturk Museum in Uzungol
Ataturk Museum is one of Uzungol’s most prominent tourist places, built in 1890, containing many artefacts and paintings.
It is worth noting that the museum was restored after cracks over the years.
Uzungol’s highlands are some of the most attractive spots to visit, featuring vast green areas where many animals feed on.
Uzungol has a group of streams that flow and pour into Uzungol Lake. In addition, there are many lakes: Balikli Lake, Eiger Lake, and many more.
These lakes offer visitors the chance to enjoy the natural beauty of Uzungol. Not to mention, Uzungol’s streams and lakes have vivid fish, providing an opportunity for fishing lovers to enjoy their hobbies.
Demirkapi Village is one of Uzungol’s most beautiful tourist spots, 15 km from Uzungol, featuring charming natural views and fresh air.
Surmene Village is Turkey’s most famous village for handmade products, a destination for handicrafts lovers where they can find handmade knives and pastries.
Caykara Village is known for having the most famous horse farm in Turkey, a destination for horse-riding lovers, where they can enjoy horse-riding.
Sukur Su Heights
Sukur Su Heights is located 20 km from Uzungol, featuring stunning natural beauty and wooden cottages. Tourists will have the chance to enjoy the snow on peaks and waterfalls pouring on rocks.
Crater lake in Uzungol
Crater Lake is located in a volcanic region formed from three multi-coloured lakes: red, turquoise, and green. What makes this lake unique is the fog that surrounds it from all sides.
According to locals, the lake’s different colours are associated with the dead souls that move around it.
FAQ about Uzungol
Here is a list of the frequently asked questions by tourists:
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