The Floating Islands (Yuzen Adalar)

The Floating Islands (Yuzen Adalar)

The Floating Islands are made up of floating aquatic plants in the form of islands on a lake in Turkey. The formation is registered as a natural monument, and it's located in the municipality at Bingöl Province.

Lake Aksakal, located in the village of Hazarsah in Solhan district, is surrounded by rolling hills. It's 4.5 kilometers from the Bingöl-Muş highway.

The Floating Islands (Yuzen Adalar)

The lake is situated on a flat terrain surrounded by three mountain ranges. The water level remains the same in the winter and summer months thanks to inflow from groundwater. There are three islands that float around freely on the lake. You can move the floating island by standing on one side and stepping down. There are 4-5 shrubs and ash trees on the floating islands.

The soil is intertwined with the vegetation on this floating island. The plants include grass, couchgrass, and diverse aquatic trees and bushes. The area covers an area of 38.400 square meters. The current surface area of the lake is over 300 square meters. The depth of the lake has been estimated to be more than 50 meters deep. The water in this body of water is clear and fresh with no mineral salt present.

The formation was made a natural monument in 2003.