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ANKARA NALLIHAN KUŞ CENNETİNDEN. . . .
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Nallıhan is named after a caravanserai on the ancient Silk Road to the Orient next to the river Nallı. There has been a settlement here for thousands of years.
Nallıhan: Paradise of Birds and Needlework
Nallıhan, a district 160 km from Ankara, is a region well worth paying a visit. The history of Nallıhan is similar to that of the surrounding cities: dating back thousands of years. The area has been ruled by the Hittites, Phrygians, Bithynians, Macedonians, and the empires of Persia, Rome and Byzantium throughout its history until it was conquered by the Turks in the 1300s. Some residential areas of the district were submerged after the construction of Hasan Polatkan Dam, over which boat tours are organized.

The region, featuring a Mediterranean climate, is not only a fruit and vegetable growing area but also displays rich biological diversity. The breeding of Angora goats and the cultivation of silkworms are two of the county’s main sources of income.

The colorful geological formations and caves in Çayırhan area are among the places of most interest. In addition, the area called Kuş Cenneti (Bird Paradise) is home to 179 bird species. The natural beauty and amazing colors of the environment combine to create a paradise for photo enthusiasts.

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  • Copyright: ERHAN EKEN (erhan1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1158 W: 155 N: 347] (14532)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-10-13
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-10-14 11:14
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