12 – Places to visit in Bingöl

Bingöl is one of the cities offering university education.

According to Evliya Çelebi this name was given by Alexander the Great. Rumor has it that Alexander the Great cannot find cure for the unbearable pains in his body, even though he applies many doctors. Then Ab-Ul Hayat ( immortal life ) begins to search for water. After long searches, even if he is not the source, he drinks water and gets rid of unbearable pain. He sees the benefits of this water ” Maqdis language ” meaning heaven on water Çapakçur give his name. Allah has given to his doctors the pains of heaven that you have not found remedy for. Make a castle in my name here, and she said the name Çapakçur sheep. Later in various sources Mingölas we encounter. Mingöl means the lakes region. The word Mingöl also means a thousand lakes which were pronounced by the people in the form of Bingöl .

Floating : No connection to the land, free of water on the surface of the islands. Today, 22 units are free Yüzena known in Turkey. There are three islands moving in Aksakal Lake hamlet in Hazarşah village of Solhan district of Bingöl province. It was discovered by the people living in that region. The island in question has a natural event that has never been seen before. It is 4.5 Km away from Bingöl-Solhan Highway. The road is stabilized and 1.5 km. Asphalting the road and theimprovement of thelake in the case of domestic and foreign tourists to increase interest.

Çir Waterfall : The creek, which is named after Uzun Dere village, is 100 m. It is a beautiful looking waterfall that passes through the middle of the rock. Water 50 m. height from the bottom of the rocky creek bed falls into a beautiful view

King’s Castle The castle, which is located in Genç district, was built on a hill where Diyarbakır and Konsper Stream meet. This place called Keyneks is in ruins. Rumor has it that Dano the King of Persia built the castle for his daughter.

Buban Chimneys : External forces (wind, stream, etc. ..) is a wonderful natural beauty formed by abrasion and transport. However, many people do not know that this place is not introduced enough, but those who want to go again. I say if you fall here, you must go and visit.

Vank Church : Zağ Caves are located on the 5th kilometer of Gökçeli-Kuşburnu village road, which is separated on the 18th kilometer of Bingöl-Solhan-Muş motorway. Zağ Caves consist of caves / chambers spread over the entire rocky area on the front of the natural rocky mass resting on the mountain.

These caves / rooms are man-made, interconnected with gradual transitions in interior spaces and are multi-storey. It is dated to the Early Christianity (Late Roman-Early Byzantine) Period at the beginning of the 5th century AD. These caves were probably used as the secret settlement, living and worship area of ​​Christian faith communities under the pressure of the Roman Empire.

Kığı Castle : Kiği Castle, located to the southeast of the district center, has a very strong structure. The castle, which is covered with steep cliffs and is quite high, dominates the mountainous region. Reminiscent of the Urartian Fortress in appearance, there are remains of architectural walls that can be dated to the Middle Ages on the upper part of the castle.

Zağ Caves : It is located on the 5th kilometer of Gökçeli-Kuşburnu village road which is separated on the 18th kilometer of Bingöl-Solhan-Muş road in the right direction. Zağ Caves consist of caves / chambers spread over the entire rocky area on the front of the natural rocky mass resting on the mountain.

These caves / rooms are man-made, interconnected with gradual transitions in interior spaces and are multi-storey. It is dated to the Early Christianity (Late Roman-Early Byzantine) Period at the beginning of the 5th century AD. These caves were probably used as the secret settlement, living and worship area of ​​Christian faith communities under the pressure of the Roman Empire.

Ilica Spas and Thermal Springs The thermal springs located in Ilıcalar Town of Bingöl Center are at the 20th kilometer of Bingöl-Erzurum Highway. The hot springs have an important advantage in terms of transportation since they are located on the highway.

According to the analyzes performed in the Spa Pool Water, it is a group of waters with biocarbonate, carbon dioxide and carbon soda, and also contains anions such as chlorine, sulfate and silicate, and iron and aluminum cations. For this reason, Kös Thermal Springs, which are also unique in terms of health tourism, are visited by an average of 8,000 local and 200 foreign visitors annually

Hesarek Ski Center : Hesarek Ski Center, which is located on the outskirts of Haserek Mountain in Dikme village of Bingöl province center, was opened in 2016. Ski resort; With its 1700 meters ski slope, ski lift, ski lift and baby lift, 70 bed capacity hotel and social facilities, it hosts thousands of visitors throughout the year.

Yolaçtı Kurucadağ Ski Center : Yolaçtı Kurucadağ Ski Center, which is approximately 25 km away from Bingöl province center, is a great place to visit. Many people flock here throughout the year. There is a lift with a length of 925 meters and a capacity of 499 people. The runway length is 1000 meters. There are separate runways for beginners and professionals. You can come here with your loved ones in the winter and warm your hearts

Abdulkadir Yellow Recreation Park Öz-Kale Governor Abdulkadir Sarı Recreation and Sports Facilities The facility is located 5 km from the Bingöl-Muş motorway. de (7 kilometers from the city center) Kaleönü neighborhood. It is in the sample fruit and poplar orchard established by the Special Provincial Administration on an area of ​​111.000 m2 between 1985-1986.

The area of ​​Governor Abdulkadir Sari Recreation and Sports Facilities in this garden is approximately 7-8 acres. The facility is open to the public and every kind of food and beverage is sold daily by the detective, and those who go for a picnic can take their own needs and have a picnic

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