Turkey sits on a strategic geographic spot, as it is the point of contact between the continents of Asia and Europe.
And it extends over a large area exceeding 700 thousand square kilometers and consists of eighty provinces and each of them includes a number of cities and villages within it, this location and wide geographical extension granted variety in nature and diversity in the historical cultural heritage, and for this every part of this region of the world deserves to be talked about in particular and set aside time to explore and enjoy its charm when visiting Turkey.
Among the important cities that are considered of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Turkey is the city Yalova in the north of the country.
The Turkish city of Yalova:
The Turkish city of Yalova is located to the northwest of Turkey, between Bursa and Istanbul, and overlooks the Marmara Sea on the slopes of the Samanli Mountains.
The population of the city of Yalova, according to the latest statistics, is about 204,000 people distributed over its total area of about 492 km2.
And the history of the city dates back to the year 3000 BC, where many civilizations passed through it throughout the ages, starting from the Hittites, Phrygians, then the Romans, then the Byzantines and finally to the Ottoman era, and it was linked to Istanbul in 1930 AD, by order of the founder of the Turkish Republic Kemal Ataturk.
The citizenships of Yalova city vary due to the large number of immigrants to it after 1893, as the inhabitants of the Balkans, including Crimea, Bulgaria, Dagestan, Yugoslavia, Romania, Greece and Circassians, immigrated to it, and all these groups coexisted despite their multiple cultures.
The Turkish city of Yalova has a tropical Mediterranean climate. It is hot in the summer with high humidity and cold in the winter.
The most important tourist attractions in the Turkish city of Yalova:
Yalova has a number of beautiful and distinctive tourist destinations that deserve to be discovered and to spend part of your vacation in Turkey in it, the most important of which are:
Mineral baths: Yalova city baths are internationally known as a healing center for diseases, and the most famous of them are: Termal Baths, which are famous for their hot mineral springs that originate from the top of Termal Hill since the Roman era, where the water temperature in these springs ranges between 55 - 65 degrees Celsius.
Cinarcik District: This region in Yalova is considered one of the most popular resorts in the Sea of Marmara region due to its easy access to it and the cleanliness of its sea, its picturesque forests and its quiet areas.
Cinarcik also hosts many historical places dating back to the ages of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire.
Sudusen Waterfalls: It is about 9 km from Termal village and is considered one of the tourist attractions in Yalova. It is distinguished by its striking beauty.
Sudusen Waterfalls are famous for their unique natural beauty, especially that it is located on a mountain road with a capturing nature. These waterfalls are approximately 12 km from the city of Yalova
Yalova City Museum: An open air museum displaying artifacts and historical tools in the open air.
Kemal Ataturk Palace Museum: Its construction dates back to the late 1920s, it has an architectural style that marks the beginning of the declaration of the Turkish Republic.
The Moving Palace: It dates back to 1929, and it consists of two wooden floors, and is now used as an institute for the development of field plants, and its name was derived from the incident of visiting Kemal Ataturk to the place, where he saw a worker cutting the branches near the palace to protect the wooden walls, so Ataturk ordered the building to move instead of Cut the branches.
The Black Church: It was built since the Roman era for the pagan religion, meaning that it was not a church, but was a reservoir of water, then turned into a place of worship during the Byzantine period.