7 UNKNOWN NATURAL WONDERS OF TURKEY

Acarlar Floodplain Forest

Acarlar, Acarlar floodplain forest is located in Sakarya, northwestern Turkey. It is also known as the biggest floodplain in the world. This area is a combination of seaside, lagoon, dunes, and forest, also Turkey's only monobloc floodplain forest. The floodplain is an amazing habitat for some endemic flora and fauna. A variety of animal species especially fish live in Acarlar floodplain. It has a great nature to have time with your family and relieve from stress of modern life.

Saklıkent (Saklı) Plateau

Saklikent Plateau is a great wonder of nature located in the Mediterranean Region on the Beydağları in the west of Antalya, 50 km northwest of Antalya city center. Due to its proximity to Antalya, it is one of the rare places where two seasons can be lived in one day. The plateau is reached by a beautiful road from Antalya. There are also ski facilities in Saklıkent Plateau, located at an altitude of 1850 m in the middle of the Bey Mountains range in the northwest of Antalya. Hotsprings produced through rocks the entrance of the canyon are also a source of healing for local people. Morever, you can do rafting down the current-less river, as well. Karçukuru, Feslikan Plateau, Yazır Plateau, Moryer, Eren Mountain, Fesleğen Plateau, Yazır Ridge, Bereket Mountain are nice places for camping and picnicking by visiting the highland, which is popular in this area. 

Ulubey Canyon Nature Park 

Ulubey Canyon Nature Park is a nature park in the Ulubey and Karahallı districts of Uşak, Turkey. The canyon is the second-longest in the world after the Grand Canyon in the United States. The park provides suitable habitat for many species of animals and plants and is being developed as a center for ecotourism. Ulubey Canyon covers an area of 119 hectares (290 acres). The rivers Ulubey Creek and Banaz Creek (branches of Büyük Menderes River) run through the Ulubey Canyon. The main canyon along both creeks has tens of big lateral canyons. In addition, there are many conical karstic hills along the canyon.

Aizanoi Kutahya

Aizanoi, Latinized as Aezani was an Ancient Greek city in western Anatolia. Located in what is now Çavdarhisar, Kütahya, its ruins are located by the River Penkalas, some 1,000 m (3,300 ft) above sea level. The city was an important political and economic center in Roman times; surviving remains from the period include a well-preserved Temple of Zeus, an unusual combined theatre-stadium complex, and macellum inscribed with the Price Edict of Diocletian. The city fell into decline in Late Antiquity. Later serving as a citadel, in 2012 the site was submitted for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

 

Kula

Kula situated on the Highway of Izmir- Ankara is famous for its historical houses and geopark. The houses bearing the features of Ottoman architecture and built-in compliance with the needs of the local community are the structures of the 18th and 19th centuries. They attract attention, especially with their wooden ornament. Volcanic Geopark, also known as Kula Geopark, is a geopark, a protected area of geological heritage in Manisa, western Turkey. It was recognized by UNESCO as a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2013 and is the country's only geopark. 

Karaburun

Karaburun is a district in Turkey's İzmir Province. The district area approximately corresponds to the peninsula of the same name (Karaburun Peninsula) which spears north of the tourist resorts of neighboring Çeşme and its dependencies and west of the city of İzmir. In fact, the district area is one of the westernmost points of Anatolia. İzmir Province, although it provides an anticlimax to its southern neighbor and the associated attractions especially for those who want to escape the trails of mass tourism. The coasts of the peninsula have beautiful bays and pebble or sand beaches as yet often undiscovered by outsiders. Karaburun's flora and fauna present particularities distinguishing it from the Anatolian mainland. Karaburun's name echoes in Turkey a very high variety of flower breeds present across its area, and especially narcissus and hyacinth.

Butterfly Valley

The valley is located at the foothill of Babadağ, a 1,975-metre-high (6,480 ft). A trail in the valley leads to two small waterfalls dropping from 60 m (200 ft) all year-round. Butterfly Valley Turkey is one of the most attractive places in the surroundings of Fethiye. Its romantic name of the valley comes from the extraordinarily beautiful tiger butterfly of the «Arctiidae» family. Most tiger butterflies can be seen in early June. Almost all species of butterflies that live on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea can be found in the Butterfly Valley Fethiye Turkey.

To completely enjoy the beauty of these moths and take some memorable pictures of the beautiful nature reserve, you need to go to one of the waterfalls in the Butterfly Valley in Oludeniz Turkey. The numerous trails lead from coast to waterfalls meandering among the beautiful scenery. All along the way, you will see a lot of bright butterflies that take off to the air with your appearance creating a living cloud. Butterflies of many species in a wide variety of colors can be seen in the valley between June and September.

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