Bolu is one of the most enchanting areas of Turkey located approximately
half-way between Istanbul and Ankara. Bolu is famous for its dense forests and
modern hot spring facilities.
Lake Abant is one of the amazing beauties Bolu provides. It is 55 kms southwest
of this province, situated at an altitude of 1500 meters. The lake is a
magnificent with water lilies spread over, and the deep green forest surrounding
it. There are high-quality accommodation establishments around the lake which
deserves spending some time.
Another wonder of Bolu is the Yedigoller (Seven Lakes) National Park which has
an appeal beyond words. Golcuk, an artificial lake 11 kms south, surrounded with
green forests, is another lovely site.
Kartalkaya in the Koroglu Mountains, is another resort for those who like winter
sports. It is one of the three best winter sports centers in Turkey. You will
find quietness and sportive enthusiasm in Kartalkaya. Aladag meadows are the
other attractive touristic sites in these mountains.
53 kms northwest of Bolu is Konuralp which once was the ancient Pruso ad Hyplum.
You can see a well preserved Roman theatre and fine examples of Roman and
Byzantine art, sheltered in the museum.
You may enjoy the four seasons at once in Bolu. For those who prefer
sea-sun-sand Akcakoca offers this opportunity at an appealing setting. You can
enjoy the lovely beaches while staying in hospitable guest houses and hotels.
You can also visit the Genoese Castle hidden in the hazelnut groves.
Mengen is famous for its excellent cooks and holds an annual "Chefs' Festival",
featuring many traditional Turkish specialties.
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