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[Natural Monuments]


NATURAL MONUMENTS      



The natural monuments are the parts of the nature protected within the regulations concerning the national parks, having occurred due to the nature and natural events and possessing scientific value. This can be a stone or a waterfall at times. There are 101 certified natural monuments in Turkey. You will find information concerning those monuments as it follows:

Adana - Bigbig Forest Ivy
It is in Adana, Pozanti. It has developed being attached to a rock. It is 15 meters tall and it is the oldest tree in that region.

Adapazari- Oak
This oak tree is 300-400 years old, 25-30 meters tall, 0.7 meter wide. It has a radius of 2 meters.

Ankara - Asarlik Hill
It is Nalihan, Ankara. It is a hill of 52 hectares. It is one of the rare examples of “Kuesta” morphology occurring as a result of clay abrasion.

Ankara – Juniper
It is a 50 year-old, 20 meter-tall, 9 meter wide juniper. It has radius of 2.8 meters.

Antalya- Kizilagac Village Lubnan Cedar
It is in Finike, Antalya. It is 1500 years old, 25 meters tall, 7.19 meters wide. It has a radius of 2.45 meters.

Antalya- Koca Katran Lubnan Cedar
It is also in Finike, Antalya. It is 2000 years old, 25 meters tall, 8.23meters wide. It has a radius of 2.52 meters.

Antalya- Sah Juniper
It is in Finike, Antalya. It is 800 years old, 24 meters tall, 7.38 meters wide. It has a radius of 2.35 meters.

Antalya- Aslan Juniper
It is in Finike, Antalya. It is 1700 years old, 25 meters tall, 12.53 meters wide. It has a radius of 3.4 meters.

Antalya- Karamik Village Cedar
It is in Finike, Antalya. It is 500 years old, 25 meters tall, 8.14 meters wide. It has a radius of 1.82 meters.

Antalya- Koc Cedar
It is in Finike, Antalya. It is 650 years old, 35 meters tall, 6.10 meters wide. It has a radius of 1.25 meters.

Aydin - Guney Selalesi (South Waterfall)
It is a waterfall casting a spell on the spectators with its magnificent landscape. It is in the city of Aydin.

Cankiri – Dokuzkardesler Pine Tree
It is in the city of Cankiri. It is 200 years old, 25 meters tall, 2.8 meters wide.

Cankiri - Eskipazar Turbe Mosque Pine tree
It is in Cankiri.It is 300 years old, 7.5 meters tall, 1.45 meters wide.

Duzce – Samandere
It is an area of 10 hectares in Duzce, Samandere. There are pretty interesting geological features like water falls and cascades and a rich and natural vegetation where one can find monument trees, as well.

Eskisehir - Geyik Alani
It is in Eskisehir. It is 200-400 years old, 38-45 meters tall. It is an area of 10.5 hectares composed of scotch pine trees.

Gumushane - Kirana Evliya Juniper
It is in Gümüshane. It is 700 years old, at an alteration of 2123, 4.80meters tall, 4.15 meters wide. It has a radius of 1,32 meters.

Gumushane - Ali Aga's Poplar
It is in Gümüshane. It is 30 meters tall, 4.85 meters wide. It has a radius of 1.55 meters.

Gumushane – Orumcek Forest Spruce tree (1)
It is in Gumushane, Orumcek Forests. It is 450 years old, 469 centimeters tall, 705 meters wide. It has a radius of 225 centimeters.

Gumushane – Orumcek Forest Spruce tree (2)
It is a spruce tree in Gumushane, Orumcek forests. It is 500 years old, 192 centimeters tall, 802 centimeters wide.

Gumushane –Monumental Fir Tree
It is also in Gumushane, Orümcek forests. It is 325 years old, 154 centimeters tall, 474 centimeters wide.

Isparta - Barla Cedar Tree
It is in Isparta, Egirdir. It is 320 years old, 15 meters tall, 5.70 meters wide. It has a radius of 1.90 meters.

Isparta - Catal Cedar Tree
It is within the city of Isparta. It is 250 years old, 34 meters tall, 4.50 meters wide. It has a radius of 1,40 meters.

Isparta – Catal Pine
It is in Isparta, Sutculer. It is 650-700 years old, 22 meters tall, 5.90 meters wide. It has a radius of 1. 38 meters.

Isparta – Sogut Plateau Great Juniper
It is in Isparta, Sutculer. The juniper is 30 years old, 27 meters tall, 7.85 meters wide. It has a radius of 2.5 meters.

Istanbul - Subasi Havuzlar Pinari
These plane trees are in Istanbul, Catalca. They are 900-1000 years old, 15 meters tall, 17 meters wide. It has a radius of 3.5 meters.

Izmir- Kunduraci Plane tree
It is in Izmir. It is 980 years old, 30 meters tall, 15meters wide. It has a radius of 4 meters.

Izmir- Kadinlar Kuyusu Koca Menengici
It is in Foca, Izmir. It is 600 years old, 14 meters tall, 7.30 meters wide. It has a radius of 2.10 meter.

Izmir- Tasdede Pirnal Oak
It is in Karsiyaka, Izmir. It is 250 years old, 8 meters tall, 3 meters wide. It has a radius of 1 meter.

Izmir- Anadolu Chestnut
It is in Odemis, Izmir. It is 600 years old,20meters tall, 10 meters wide. It has a radius of 3 meters.

Izmir- Orvacik Village Anadolu Chestnut
It is in Odemis, Izmir. It is 500 years old, 18 meters tall, 8.73 meters wide. It has a radius of 2.78 meters.

Izmir- İlk Kursun Plane tree
It is in Odemis, Izmir. It is 300 years old, 2 meters tall, 5.80 meters wide. It has a radius of 2 meters.

Izmir- Yarendede Pine tree
It is in Urla, Izmir. It is 150 years old,1.30 meters tall, 4.10 meters wide. It has a radius of 1,30 meter.

Izmir- Yemisci Plane tree
It is in Urla, Izmir. It is 350 years old, 20 meters tall, 9 meters wide. It has a radius of 3 meters.

Izmir- Fistik Pine tree
It is in Urla, Izmir. It is 105 years old, 20 meters tall, 3.90 meters wide. It has a radius of 1.20 meters.

İzmir- Teas Terebinth
It is in Urla, Izmir. It is 35 years old, 4 meters tall, 1.55 meters wide. It has a radius of 0.5 meter.

Kastamonu- Arac Turbe Mosque Pine tree
It is in Kastamonu, in the yard of the Arac Turbe Mosque. It is 600 years old, 25 meters tall, 5.55
meters wide. It has a radius of 1.85 meters.

Kastamonu- Beldegirmeni Vilage Plane tree
It is in Kastamonu, Inebolu. It is 800 years old, 50 meters tall, 9 meters wide. It has a radius of 2.30 meters.

Kastamonu- On iki Kardesler Natural area
It is in Kastamonu, Inebolu. It is 95-105 years old. The area is made up of bleeches having 12 prongs at about 35-40 meters tall, 40-45 centimeters wide, and only one root holding these.

Kastamonu- Erenler Pine tree
It is in Kastamonu, Inebolu. It is 300 years old, 5 meters tall, 2.70 meters wide. It has a radius of 0.9 meter. The branches of the tree, which are 30-40 centimeters wide, stand parallel to the earth.

Konya- Fosil Juniper
It is a juniper tree in Konya. It is 500 years old and 4.5 meters wide.

Konya- Meke Pond
It is a crater pond, occurring due to a volcanic explosion in Konya.

Konya- Titrek Popplar Tree
It is a poplar tree in Konya, Beysehir. It is 100 years old, 25 meters long, 8 meters wide, it has a radius of 2.5 meters.

Kutahya Natural Monuments
There is a monumental pine tree in Kutahya the age of which is over 700.

Mersin- Koca Bitumen
It is a cedar tree in Mersin, the age of which is 6-20. It is 40 meters tall, 7.40 meters wide, and it has a radius of 2.34 meters.

Mersin- Main Juniper
It is a juniper tree in Tarsus, Mersin, the age of which is 840. It is 21 meters tall, 7.20 meters wide, and it has a radius of 2.75 meters.

Mugla- Sogüt Koyü Plane Tree
It is a plane tree in Mersin, the age of which is 500. It is 35 meters tall, 8.90 meters wide, and it has a radius of 2.70 meters.

Mugla- Bayir Cypress
It is a cedar tree in Mugla, Mersin, the age of which is 250. It is 30 meters tall, 5.65 meters wide, and it has a radius of 1.80 meters.

Mugla- Bayir Plane Tree
It is a plane tree in Mugla, Marmaris. It is 300 years old. It is 30 meters tall, 8.38 meters wide, and it has a radius of 2.67 meters.

Mugla- Great Oak
It is an oak tree in Mugla. It is 25 meters tall, 4.25 meters wide, and it has a radius of 1.42 meters.

Mugla- Bitez Yalisi Olive Tree
It is an olive tree in Mugla, Milas. It is 300 years old, 3.5 meters tall, 7.60 meters wide, and it has a radius of 2 meters.

Sinop- Kizilcaelmali Oak
It is an oak tree in Sinop. It is 250 years old, 25 meters tall, 3.7 meters wide, and it has a radius of 1.20 meters.

Sinop- Great Oak
It is an oak tree in Sinop.It is 350 years old, 20 meters tall, 4.90 meters wide, and it has a radius of 1.80 meters.

Trabzon- Orumcek Forest Spruce Tree (1)
It is a spruce tree in Trabzon .It is 400 years old, 49,1 meters tall, 4.65 meters wide, and it has a radius of 1.48 meters.

Trabzon- Orumcek Forest Spruce Tree (2)
It is a spruce tree in Trabzon. It is 400 years old, 61.5 meters tall, 4.85 meters wide, and it has a radius of 1.54 meters.

Trabzon- Orumcek Forest Spruce Tree (3)
It is a spruce tree in Trabzon. It is 400 years old, 52.5 meters tall, 3.81 meters wide, and it has a radius of 1.21 meters.

Trabzon- Orumcek Forest Spruce Tree (4)
It is a spruce tree in Trabzon. It is 400 years old, 53.4 meters tall, 3.83 meters wide, and it has a radius of 1.22 meters.

Trabzon- Orumcek Forest Fir Tree(1)
It is a fir tree in Trabzon. It is 400 years old, 54.5 meters tall, 3.70 meters wide, and it has a radius of 1.18 meters.

Trabzon- Orumcek Forest Fir Tree (2)
It is a fir tree in Trabzon. It is 400 years old, 54 meters tall, 6.05 meters wide, and it has a radius of 1.92 meters.

Trabzon- Orumcek Forest Fir Tree (3)
It is a fir tree in Trabzon. It is 400 years old, 57.6 meters tall, 5.52 meters wide, and it has a radius of 1.76 meters.

Trabzon- Orumcek Forest Fir Tree (4)
It is a fir tree in Trabzon. It is 400 years old, 58.5 meters tall, 5.65 meters wide, and it has a radius of 1.80 meters.

Yozgat- Great Oak
It is an oak tree in Yozgat. It is 200 years old, 20 meters tall, 8 meters wide, and it has a radius of 2.5 meters.

Bingol- Swimming Islands
They are in Hanzarsah village, Aksakal pond area. The mentioned islands provide an unprecedented natural phenomena. The swimming islands are totally natural. There are three swimming islands in the middle of the island. The islands are independent within the pond. They move slowly just like a raft when you get on them. There are 4-5 small trees on the island.

Mut- Yerkopru Waterfall
Mut, Gulnar is a natural beauty in the triangle of Ermenek. You can see all tones of green and the rainbow. The water falling over the mosses in droops creates interesting figures and attracts you. Besides, there is a cave, the base of which is 200 meters long and 5-10 meters wide.

Nemrut Caldera
Nmerut Crater Lake is 35 kilometers to the center of Bitlis, 15 kilometers to Tatvan, and 30 kilometers to Ahlat. The volcanic mountain, Nemrut was active for the last time in 1440, and, as a result of the explosions, 5 lakes were formed in Nemrut caldera which is 48 km2 wide. Soguk Gol(pond), which is the biggest crater pond in Turkey, extends approximately to one third of the Nemrut Mountain Crater with its area of 13 km2.

Waterfalll
Samandere waterfall takes place in the southeast of Duzce, in the village of Samandira. It is 26 kilometers away from the centre of the city. There are monumental trees, three waterfalls, and a cascade throughout the 500 meter valley. The water falling down among the big trees seems as if boiling between the step rocks in the cascade. The water disappearing with the natural cave appears after some time and continues to flow. Samandere waterfall with its rocks shaped by the rapid fall of the water, is a beauty worth seeing.