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Yalıboyu houses in AmasyaOn the rock of Harşena above the town is the terraced site of the royal palace and the tombs of the kings of Pontus (illuminated at night) which, although not kept in the best condition, are an impressive sight from the town.
Harsene Kalesi - A fortification, mentioned by Strabo and largely rebuilt in medieval times also lies in ruins on a rocky outcrop above the town. And in the district of Nerkis lies some remains of another castle, Enderun Kalesi.
The town itself has many historically and architecturally valuable buildings, including the Ferhat aqueduct, the 13th century Seljuk Burmali Mosque, the 14th century Ilkhan Bimarhane Mental Hospital with lovely reliefs around its portal, the tomb of 15th century scholar Pir Ilyas and the 15th century mosque of Yildirim Beyazit. Unfortunately, Amasya is vulnerable to earthquakes which have damaged many monuments (most recently in 1939).
There are a number of well-preserved traditional Ottoman Turkish mansions, some of the best examples of Turkish domestic architecture. The 19th century Hazeranlar Konağı has been carefully restored and includes a small art gallery and ethnographical museum. Other wooden houses are being restored as hotels and guest houses.
The Archaeological Museum of Amasya has a large and interesting collection, of artefacts from many eras of antiquity, including the mummies of the Ilkhanli rulers of Amasya.

Lake Borabay (65 km northeast of Amasya in the district of Taşova) is a crater lake with an impressive view and fresh air. It is a perfect area for fishing (especially trout), picnicking and sports. Other excursion sites from Amasya include Yedikir reservoir and Omarca National Park...
Have a nice weekend for all the TE friends,

Ankara reklam panolarında sık sık reklamının yapıldığı şehrimizdir Amasya.Ankara ne zaman kendi güzelliklerini panolara ne zaman yansıtacak,merak etmiyor da değilim.Ya da o eski Ankara'dan kalan güzellikler varsa...Her tarafta binalar,semaları kaplamış.Yeşili yok,siyahı çok...Özellikle bazı kesimlerin,bizm ulusal kanallarımızda tanıtımının yapıldığı,dalaverelerin döndüğü,buna rağmen aşık olduğum bir şehir-tarihdir burası.Yaşamayı da isterdim,ki uzun bir süre de yaşadım.
Şu gördüğümüz bir kısım kayalıklar,Kral kaya mezarlıklarına ait.O beyaz konağın ismi ise,Amasya'nın en meşhur konağı olan,Hazeranlar Konağı.Yanındaki camiinin ismini HATUNİYE camii olarak geçiyormuş(yeni öğrendim,teşekkürler Ahmet bey).
Hepinize iyi hafta sonları...

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Additional Photos by Yagmur KILIC (ymrk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
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