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Bolu is on the busiest highway and because of that it’s a very frequented place. In the region, you have different choices for accommodation and food. Abant , 55 km far from Bolu Centrum is a wonderful town with its famous lake with lovely lilies and forests . With its flora, extraodrinary sceneric, and estetic values, Abant is one of the most attractive places for a romantic weekend. Snowy mountain of Bolu is where you find legends and grace. The highest peak in Bolu is Çele, 1180 metres above sea. If you go 10 kilometres east from Çele, you find The National Park of Seven Lakes, a meeting point for lovers of nature. Camping grounds, picnic areas and sport activities are special features of Seven Lakes.
It is the lakes that make home for hundreds of bird and fish species. Whether you are after an adventure filled vacation or just some holiday fun, just visit Seven Lakes. Seven Lakes invite you to share the majestic beauty of natural rarities. The lakes rest in the shadows of an old growth forest that also blankets the foot of the baronial Çele Peak.

A small artificial lake “Gölcük” is surrounded by hills and forests that shelter elk, mule deer, black bear, squirrels, and a large variety of birds, including humming birds. It’s possible to make a trip with skiff on the lake. There are lots of things to do: fishing, bird watching, bush walks, and bicycling, scenic walks, drives.

Don’t forget special Bolu dishes in restaurants. It’s a real pleasure to eat in the restaurants of Mengen, Gerede and Mudurnu.

Museum of Bolu, Bolu State Fine Arts Gallery, Akşemsettin (The teacher of Mehmet, the Conqueror) Mausoleum and The Mosque of Yıldırım Bayezid (the 4th Sultan of Ottoman Empire) are some other places worth seeing.
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