19– Places to visit in Çorum

Çorum is a city where agriculture, animal husbandry, industry and trade industries are highly developed.

I guess we also don’t hear that Leblebi is famous.

There are countless tourist attractions in Çorum. They’re all waiting to be discovered.

I cannot help mentioning the food culture, if your way has fallen to Çorum, do not return without eating many delicious dishes such as Çorum Mantı, Madımak and Katmer .

There are many places in terms of holiday and tourism 

Hattusha – Bogazkale : The ancient city of Hattusha, which is located near the province of Corum, is an old settlement which was the capital of the Hittite Empire.

The ancient city, now known as Bogazkoy, was built in BC. It was a capital city in the 17th and 13th centuries and the first excavation was carried out in 1834 by Charles Texier. In addition, this city is the same name that introduces the world.

Çorum Museum : If you are a traveler who likes to visit the museum, we recommend you to visit the Çorum Museum in the city center, the Boğazköy Museum where the artifacts from Hattutaş Antique City are exhibited and the Alacahöyük Museum where the findings from the Alacahöyük excavations are exhibited.

Çorum Castle : One of the historical stops in Çorum is Çorum Castle . We recommend you to visit Çorum Castle and Kandiber Castle which have hundreds of years of history 

Iskilip Castle : Çorum is a district of the province and the name of this district center. It was also called Esculape (Esculap) in western sources, especially in the French sources, after the Ottoman period.

Çorum Clock Tower : The historical clock tower, which is located in the center of Çorum and is one of the most important symbols of the city, is a gift of Sultan Abdulhamid II, commander of the guard union 7-8 Hasan Pasha to the citizens of Çorumlu.

Çorum Ulu Mosque : Researchers cannot give a precise date when the Ulu Mosque was built on Osmancık Street in Çorum. However, it is learned from the sources that the Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubat was built by the freed slave Hayrettin Hazır. However, it was suggested that it was built at the end of the Seljuk period based on its pulpit, which is a very important work in terms of wood workmanship.

It was dated to the end of the XIII century and the beginning of the XIV century. However, it is controversial whether this pulpit is connected to the mosque. It was also suggested that the pulpit was brought to the mosque after the construction. However, it is not known where the pulpit was brought from. It was probably built for another Seljuk Mosque and then it was placed in the Grand Mosque of Çorum.

Kargı Plateau : It is a natural wonder with its trout grown in Aksu and Gökçedoğan ponds, vegetation and abundant water resources.

When you go 8 km northeast of the Kargı District which is 12 km inland from the road connecting Istanbul to the Eastern Black Sea, the Kargı Plateau and its associated Aksu, Çobanlar, Örencik, Göl; It is possible to reach Çetni, Doğluca and other plateaus

Iskilip Rock Tomb : Iskilip was built on a 100 m high natural rock in the center of Iskilip and there are Roman rock tombs on the southern and southeast skirts of the castle. The rock grave to the southeast has a rectangular entrance with two columns. Round column bodies descend.

There are lions sitting on the bracelets on the headboards. In the triangular pediment above the column capitals, there are two lion figures lying opposite each other. There is a sword in one hand and a glass in the other. Inside the grave chamber there are two dead scales

Laçin Kapılıkaya Monumental Rock Tomb : Approximately 27 km from Çorum. It is located on the north-west corner of the nose of a rock block extending towards the north on the rugged terrain formed by steep, rocky and deep valleys split by streams in Kırkdilim locality. It is a Hellenistic rock tomb belonging to the Commander İKEZİOS. It is dated to the II century.

65 m above the tea level. The height of the rock-cut tomb has a trapezoid shaped podium floor. “ IKEZİOS ” is read on the door of the grave chamber . The grave chamber has kareplan and there are niches carved in the left and right sides of the entrance.

Ortaköy İncesu Canyon : İncesu Canyon, which is a natural wonder, is worth seeing. The İncesu Canyon, located in the İncesu Village of Ortaköy District of Çorum, is 12.5 km long. Incesu Canyon, which has only one entrance and exit, is steep rocky on both sides. According to the season, the canyon is suitable for rafting and trekking.

Located in the village of İncesu, 60 kilometers from Çorum, the İncesu Canyon is one of the important places of the region with its historical and natural beauties. The canyon, which has been home to 8 different civilizations throughout history, contains important historical ruins such as reliefs, castle ruins and rock tombs.

Tourists who go to the canyon during the suitable season between June 15th and October 15th can visit the calm water of Çekerek River. Those who move in the direction of the water flow, 1.5 meters from the river bed can see the reliefs of the Kybele. The canyon that starts with natural beauties turns into a journey through history.

Koyunbaba Bridge : The river flows through the seven eyes of the bridge. It is possible that the bridge will remain 15-eyed due to the filling of these eyes both on the castle side and the Gemici neighborhood. The largest of these eyes is 16.35 meters high.

The smallest is 9.20 meters. The arches of the bridge were built in the style of five pointed arches, which were generally made during the Ottoman period. However, in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th arches, this sharpness approaches the circle arc. The tendency towards both sides of the bridge is 4%. This creates a more beautiful aesthetic appearance than the flat bridge.

The Hittite Way : Anatolia is an important place where many civilizations have been inhabited since history

Yazılıkaya Temple : Corum province in by ancient history buffs Attractions in Çorum , which can be counted among Yazılıkaya Temple Hattuşa Dynasty is one of the largest and most impressive holy places.

As an open air temple, more than 90 paintings of gods, goddesses and animal species have been embroidered on the temple surface. The reliefs on the temple walls have a certain order and are depicted with hieroglyphic inscriptions.

Hattusha Ancient City : BC. 17th century BC This region, which was the capital of the Hittite Empire between the 13th century, is located near the city center. This ancient city, now known as Boğazköy, was first excavated by Charles Texier in 1834 and announced by the same person to the world.

In 1986, it was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Not to mention much. In short, if you are someone who loves history, it is a must-see.

Çorum Center : The gate of the Black Sea Region to Central Anatolia, Çorum has a unique position within the Anatolian cultural mosaic. In Corum, where cultural data dating back 7,000 years ago are found, Hattusa is the first capital of the Hittites who founded the first organized state.

Hattusa is one of the 9 values ​​in our country which is included in the World Cultural Heritage List by UNESCO in the heart of Anatolia. The Hittite civilization is as old and rich as the Egyptian civilization. Text tablets of the Kadesh Treaty between Hittites and Egyptians were found in Bogazkoy. The archaeological site of Alacahöyük, known as Arinna; 13 King’s Tomb, Hatti Bronze Sun Course and the Sphinx Gate is a historical place worth seeing. The Great Leader is also important as it is the starting point of our first national excavations with the directives of Great Atatürk himself.

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