Bingöl, located in the Upper Euphrates region of Eastern Anatolia, is a crossroad between the main roads connecting East and West to North and South. It appeals to nature lovers with cool plateaus, green mountains that store oxygen, lakes for winter sports and mountain sports; there are also many natural ponds dotted about as well as thermal water resources - this will be an amazing vacation spot!
Bingol reflects the richness of Anatolia (a geographical region) in terms of historical values. Throughout the city, this history dates back to 5000 BCE and includes personalities from Urartu, Assyrian, Hittite, Persian, Byzantine, Roman periods before moving on to Ayyubid's time then Artuqids and finally to Ottomans. These various eras are reflected in a variety of important ancient sites that exist inside Bingöl.
The mountainous landscape of Bingöl includes many natural wonders, including many crater lakes, both large and small. It is believed that the city was named for these great waters; one lake within the mountains contains “Adam’s wine” (also known as water from Paradise) which can confer immortality to whoever drinks it.
It is believed that the city was named for these great waters; one lake within the mountains contains “Adam’s wine” (also known as water from Paradise) which can confer immortality to whoever drinks it.
This ancient region's importance in the old Silk Road trade routes from the Far East to Europe has left its' mark in many ways, including a number of well-preserved mosques and ancient buildings.
Bingöl is one of the most important provinces in Turkey with rich history and culture as it was on a major crossroads for centuries that enabled cultural exchange between Iran, Byzantium (present day Greece), Western Asia, Caucasus region and Mesopotamia. That’s one reason why Bingöl offers an amazing diversity not only in terms of geography but also in customs traditions which have been preserved by three different civilizations: Hurrian-Urartian people who were early inhabitants before 2000 BC followed by Armenian Kingdom; Ottoman Empire when Turkish language replaced old languages.
Bingöl has a rich history and culture with untouched nature and waiting for its' guests to explore.