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Tunceli – English
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Tunceli – English

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Tunceli – English




Area: 7.774 km²

Population: 133.143 (1990)

Traffic Code: 62

Various civilizations had lived in Tunceli region, which is Upper Fırat division of the Eastern Anatolian Region, since first ages. Pertek Castle, which remained from Medieval Age and still in good condition, and Munzur Valley National Park should be seen.

Districts: Tunceli (center), Çemişkezek, Hozat, Mazgirt, Nazımiye, Ovacık, Pertek, Pülümür.

How to Get

Tunceli, is on the state highway connecting to Elazığ at south, and Erzincan and Erzurum at north.

Coaching Station Tel : (+ 90 – 428) 212 48 59

Where to Visit


Pertek Castle at Pertek province, is constructed during Mengüçlüler period. The castle, which is currently under Keban Dam Lake and have an appearnce of an island, is established on a steep rock. Castle, which remained from Seljukians, is repaired during Ottomans. There are lots of castle ruins of Urartu period, in Mazgirt province. These are Malazgirt Castle, Dedebağ, Kaleköyü and Sağman Castles.


Yelmaniye Mosque, Ulukale Mosque, Baysungur Mosque, Çelebi Ali Mosque, Sağman Mosque, Hamidiye Theology School are belong to Ottoman period, and Elihatun Mosque is belong to Akkoyunlu period.

Uzun Hasan and Eltihatun Masuoleums are Akkoyunlu period pieces of arts.


In Caverns at Çemişgezek province belongs to Urartu period, and composes rock architecture sample.


Tunceli, is one of the most rocky places of Eastern Anatolia Region, approximately 3000 meter exceeding mountains and plateaus on them are drawing attention with various plant covers and composes an important potential for plateau tourism.


Munzur Valley National Park

Location: 8km north of Tunceli, in Eastern Anatolia, which is northwest of Elazig and around 100km west of Bingol.

Transport: Tunceli is a large town with good highways, and buses are available from most parts of the province. Th national park is just off the Tunceli-Ovacik road.

Highlights: The geological structure of the Munzur Mountains that rise between the subsidence areas of Karasu and Murat, consists of metamorphic and volcanic sedimentary and rocks. The hilly area, reaching an altitude of 3300m at the north, was broken into pieces by the effects of Mercan and Munzursuyu Valleys. The landscape is interesting for its glacier lakes and small waterfalls.

The hills are covered with oak forests, and at the bottom of the valley are walnut, alder, ash, elm, oak, poplar and willow trees. Animals found here include wolves, foxes, bears, partridges, wild goats, lynx, sables and eagles, whose survival and reproduction is largely thanks to the rich vegetation. The Munzur and Mercan rivers are full of trout.

Facilities: Camping, fishing, trekking and mountaineering are all possible in the park.


Rafting: Munzur, Pülümür and Peri streams, which are flowing within territories of Tunceli, are very appropriate streams for rafting (canoe) sport in connection with both their flows and flow speeds.

Trekking: Munzur Mountain Chains, at north of Ovacık plains, and meşelik hills at south of the province, northeast of the city covering and 3292 meter height reaching Karasu – Aras mountains as well as Bağırpaşa mountains are appropriate for skiing as much as trekking and mountaineering.

Tunceli-Mercan (Munzur) Mountains

Height: 70 m.

Location: This is an extension of the Central Taurus mountains, lying between the Northern Anatolian and the Southeastern Taurus Mountains in the vicinity of Tunceli and Erzincan.

Best time for climbing: Between mid-June and late August.

Characteristic: These limestone mountains have a very broken and jagged appearance. There are numerous lakes and in some places the snow never melts, and coverage of high meadows. The Munzur Valley National Park is located on the Ovacik road.


To reach the peak of Akbaba in the Mercan Mountains, follow Mercan Creek north of the village of Ovacik. Every climber can choose an ascent that matches his level of skill.


General climate of city of Tunceli, is summer hot and dry, winters rainy and cold. Precipitations are generally faced as rain during spring and autumn, and snow during winter months.


Lots of civilizations were dominant at the region, where Tunceli is present today, since first ages. During the course of history, first Anatolian union establishers, Hittites, were penetrated in this region for a long time. Then Med, Persia, Seljukians, Akkoyunlu and Ottomans were reigned here.

Where to Eat

Zerefet (Babiko), Sirekurt, Sirepati, Keşkek, Kavut, Patila can be mentioned as samples for floured meals among highly rich meal culture having Tunceli’s regional meals. Gulik Meal, Mushroom Meal, Döğme Soup, Döğme Pilaf, Gulik Soup, Guriz Meal as well as dried vegetable meals can be listed among the regional unique plant and vegetable meals. Halva, Mulberry Desert, Noah’s pudding, Beetroot desert, marrow desert, Heside (watered Mulberry molasses, flour and butter) as well as baklava are among the traditional regional deserts.

What to Buy

Honey and tulum cheese are the products that could be bought from the region.

Don’t Leave Without

– Visiting historical castles and mosques at Çemişgezek, Pertek and Mazgirt provinces,

– Seeing Munzur National Park,

– Eating trout, breed at Munzur Water,

– Buying regional honey and tulum cheese.


Registered Immobile Cultural and Natural Heritages in Tunceli


Archaeological Sites: 9

Urban Sites: –

Natural Sites: –

Historical Sites: –

Total: 9

Cultural (at Single Construction Scale) and Natural Heritages: 26


Contact Information

Governorship : (+90-428) 213 33 00

Municipality : (+90-428) 212 10 10

Hospital : (+90-428) 213 33 24

Police : (+90-428) 212 10 40 – 212 10 39

Gendarme : (+90-428) 212 16 80

Provincial Directorate : (+90-428) 212 11 60

Provincial Cultural Directorate

Tel: (428) 213 33 36 Fax: (428) 213 33 36

Cultural Center


A Hall with 120 seating capacity for plays, conferences, etc. 90 m²


42 m² Exhibition Hall

80 m² Museum

2 Art Workshops

Contact Address: Hamidiye Mah. Hürriyet Cad. No: 25

Hozat – Tunceli

Tel: (428) 561 21 03


Tunceli İl Turizm Müdürlüğü


Area: 5.341 km²

Population: 290.283(1990)

Traffic Code: 64

Uşak, is at the region which connects Western and Central Anatolia within Internal Aegean Region. At Uşak, where settlement has reached till ancient Bronze Age, Frig, Lydia, Persia, Roman, Eastern Roman, Seljukian, Byzantium and Ottomans were reigned. Pieces of arts, which belong to this periods, are composing the tourism potential of the city.

Districts: Uşak (center), Banaz, Eşme, Karahallı, Sivaslı, Ulubey.

How to Get

Road: Uşak, is on Ankara – Izmir E 96 highway. Coaching Station is at the city center.

Coaching Station Tel : (+ 90 – 276) 212 31 35

Railroad: It is possible to reach Uşak by railroad.

Station Tel : (+ 90 – 276) 227 39 07 – 227 39 06

Airway: Uşak airport is 4 km. away from city center. Transportation is maintained via urban minibuses.

Airport Tel : (+ 90 – 276) 253 37 40

Where to Visit



Arkeoloji Museum: Very rich historical pieces of art are exhibited since Calcholitic period till Byzantium period. Museum is reorganized on 1996 with the return of Karun Treasuries.

Museum Tel : (+ 90 – 276) 212 18 41

Open hours to visit: 08.00 – 18.00

Open days to visit: Every except Monday

Atatürk Ethnography Museum: Greek Commander in Chief, Trikopis’s captured house, is reorganized as museum after Independence War. Museum building, which is opened 1st September, 1978 is an Ottoman period structure.

Museum Tel : (+ 90 – 276) 227 39 30

Open hours to visit : 08.00 – 18.00

Open days to visit: Every except Monday

Ancient Cities

Sebaste (Selcikler): Sebaste city, is founded by Roman Emperor, Augustus on 20 B. C. with Sebaste name. It is one of the most important 12 cities during Roman period. It become bishop center of surrounding cities during 9th century A. D. The city had lived its marvelous times during Byzantium period, and there are two churches, which are known as small and big.

Blaundos (Sülümenli): It is founded by the residents of Macedonia after Anatolia expedition of Alexander the Great, near Sülümenli village of Ulubey province. Most important structures are castle, temples, theater, stadium and rock tombs.

Alaudda (Hacimköy), Mesotimolos (Düzköy), Akmonia (Ahatköy) are among the ruins that should be visited in Uşak.

Karun Treasuries: In the middle of the 1960s, they are taken to America with taken from monuments near to Güre village of Uşak, and taken back by means of court decision on 1993, is 6th century B. C. Lydia period pieces of arts. Small and big 450 pieces composed this treasure is being exhibited in Archeology Museum since 1996.



Burma Mosque: It is one of the 14th century Ottoman Period structures. Its construction date is not certainly known. It is burned on 1862 and 1922, and repaired two times on 1988.



Paşa Inn: Paşa Inn, which is constructed by a French architecture on 19th century, is used as an Inn, and after restoration it turned into a hotel.

Bedesten: It is constructed as two storey and 30 roomed of cut rock on 1901 by an Italian Architect. First storey is used as dealers bazaar, and upper layer is used for various business branches.


Cilandiras Bridge The bridge, which is at Karahalli province, on Banaz Stream, is constructed on king road by Lydians. Stones of the arch, adorned with chisel are clamped into each other.


Ulubey Canyons: It is a 75 km. long canyon, composed of characteristics of geological structure at south and south west part of the city.


Historical Uşak houses, which belong to Ottoman Period are wooden and with cradle ceiling, Ottoman style tiles, and first storey has stone braids, and second storey has bay window.


Mount Murat

City: Uşak, Kütahya

Provinces: Banaz, Gediz, Altıntaş, Dumlupınar

Surface Area : 52500

Altitude : 1000 – 2312 m

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: Küçük balaban (30 pairs), alaca balıkçıl (200 pairs), pasbaş patka (15 pairs), mahmuzlu kızkuşu (10 pairs) and bıyıklı sumru (100 pairs) reproduce. Especially during winter, küçük karabatak (max.100), tepeli pelikan (max. 73), büyük ak balıkçıl can be seen.

Main Characteristics: forest, mountain


It remains between Mediterranean climate and Central Anatolia’s terrestrial climate due to its geographical position. Summers are hot and dry, and winters are warmer compared with Central Anatolia.


Hittite, Frig, Lydia, Persia, Macedon, Roman, Byzantium, Seljukian, Germiyanoğulları and Ottomans were dominant at Uşak and its environs.

Where to Eat

Tarhana Soup, Egg Leakage, Bulgur with Liver, Döndürme, Arab meal, Keşkek, Alaca Tene, Foam Halva, Höşmerim and Sesame Oil Halva are among the regional traditional meals.

Where to Buy

Eşme kilims, made up of root paints, cotton textiles, plush blankets and leather products are souvenirs that could be bought from the region.

Don’t Leave Without

– Seeing Karun’s Treasures in Archeology Museum,

– Buying plush blankets, leather clothes and Eşme hand textured kilims,


Registered Immobile Cultural and Natural Heritages in Uşak


Archaeological Sites: 49

Urban Sites: – Natural Sites: 1

Historical Sites: 5

Other Sites

Historical and Urban Sites: 1

Archaeological and Natural Sites: 2

Total: 58 Cultural (at Single Construction Scale) and Natural Heritages: 186

TOTAL: 244

Contact Information

Governorship : (+90-276) 223 54 70

Municipality : (+90-276) 215 12 82

Hospital : (+90-276) 224 00 00

Police : (+90-276) 223 54 77

Gendarme : (+90-276) 223 39 25

Provincial Directorate : (+90-276) 223 15 70


Banaz-Hamam Boğazı Uşak

Tel: (276) 365 51 75 – 365 51 79

Provincial Cultural Directorate

Tel: (276) 223 71 00

Fax: (276) 223 59 01


Archeology Museum

Address: Kurtuluş Mah. Doğan Sok. No: 1 – Uşak

Tel: (276) 227 39 30

Ethnography Museum

Bozkurt Mah. Hisarkapı Sok. No: 77 – Uşak

Tel: (276) 227 39 81


Uşak Municipality

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