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January 5th, 2007 – by: TravelEn
There are three bridges called Maydanos, Helkis and Kus connecting the two sides of the city, which is split by Yesilirmak. There is the Amasya Castle on the Hersena Mountain, which was constructed by the Pontus King Mitridates according to the historians. In the castle are and old palace, ruins of powder storage depots and cisterns.
In Amasya, you can see something historical wherever you go. Among these historical places are the Institution of Beyazit II, Lunatic Asylum, Kapiaga Madrasah and Hazeranlar Inn.
In short, Amasya is an ideal city to visit especially for the tourists who like the historical trips!
Borabay Lake in Golbeyli village of Tasova district and Yedikugular Bird Lake in Suluova district are the most beautiful natural wonders in Amasya.
Ziyaret Village, 7 kms away from Amasya, is a place to visit to see the caves in Amasya valley. The most important and the famous cave is the Aynali Cave. It is a splendid cave with 10-15 meters of height, carved into a big block of rock. It is called “Aynali” (with mirrors) because one side of it shines with the sunlight. Inside of the cave is ornamented with colored pictures. It is said that one of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ spread Christianity from this cave.
There are also Kralkaya Tombs that are carved into calcareous rocks located vertically to the hillside where Hersena Castle stands. According to the famous geographer Strabon, who was born in Amasya and died also in this city in 21 BC, the tombs belong to the Pontus Kings.
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