Bingol city 669 km (415 mile) to Cappadocia and 1353 km (840 mile) away from Istanbul. Bingol located in eastern part of Turkey. Bingol, 144 kms east of Elazig, is located in a high region of the broad Eastern Anatolian plateau. Mountains surround the area, reaching heights of about 3000 m, and containing many glacier lakes giving the city its name of “a thousand lakes”. Kalatepe peak (3250 m) on the Bingol Mountains, near the town of Karilova is a great place to watch the magnificent sunrise, especially between the 15th of July and the 15th of August.

The history of the land begins with the Urartians, and continues under the hegemony of the Persians, the Seljuks and then the Ottomans.

The remains from these periods can be found at various sites, the most important being the medieval fortress inside the city center. The city has good facilities for hunting, thermal bathing and winter sports. There is a very interesting small lake (300 sqm), in which there is the floating natural island, at Hazersah village near Solhan.

We recommended to taste the mulberry molasses and honey that are produced in this region. For tasting local cuisine Yaylali Konagi, Dortyol Ocakbasi, Markuc Restaurants are offering good places with reasonable prices.

There is few good hotels to stay in Bingol. They are; Buyuk Bingol Hotel, Hotel Divan, Hotel Sarioglu etc.

We Recommend  : Kairos Travel  |  Unlu Hotel | Captivating Cappadocia
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