Places to Visit in Çelikhan

May 20, 2024
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Our country's each geographical region stands out with its unique beauties. One of these regions is Southeastern Anatolia. Çelikhan is a district located in this region. Situated among the districts of Adıyaman province, there are multiple alternatives for reaching this area. You can either buy a plane ticket or a bus ticket to get here. Çelikhan district is located approximately 56 kilometers from the Adıyaman city center. The district's first name was Komişir, but it was changed to Çelikhan after the Republic Period. This district, which was connected to Adıyaman province in 1954, has many notable spots worth seeing. Before we delve into our article on places to visit in Çelikhan, we would like to provide transportation information for those coming here for the first time.

Çelikhan district can be easily accessed from Adıyaman city center and surrounding districts. Frequently used city transportation vehicles include minibuses and buses. Visitors planning to come from outside the city need to first reach Adıyaman city. There are multiple transportation options available. If you prefer air travel, you can research airlines that have flights to the city's airport from your location and purchase a plane ticket at a reasonable price. Ticket prices may vary depending on the departure point. After arriving at the airport, you can take other public transportation to reach the district. Another option for reaching Çelikhan is by bus.

You can research bus companies that have services to Adıyaman city from your location online and compare ticket prices to purchase a bus ticket from the most suitable company. After arriving at the bus station, you can take public transportation or consider using a taxi to reach the district. Çelikhan is a district rich in places to visit. Points of interest to explore when you come here include Çat Dam, Akdağ, Çelikhan Spa, Havşeri Spring, Jari Plateau, Koyunpınarı Plateau, Zerban Recreation Area, and Doğanlı Çınarı Nature Park. By looking over these places and adding your favorites to your travel list, you can avoid the question of where to visit.

Çat Dam

Located on the Abdülharap Stream between our provinces of Erzurum and Adıyaman, Çat Dam is one of the first spots you should visit when you come to the region. Constructed between 1985 and 1996, this dam hosts a total of eleven trout farms. The most notable feature of the dam is its cleanliness, as no trash or waste is dumped here.

In this area with its magnificent scenery, you can visit the trout farms and taste the freshest fish. If you are interested in fishing, we can say that this place is perfect for you.


There are many different high mountains in the region. Akdağ is one of these high mountains. Located in the district, this mountain has an average height of around 2700 meters. It also holds the title of being the highest mountain in the district. As an extension of the Taurus Mountains, this mountain offers a breathtaking view worth seeing. Especially during the winter season, when it snows, it creates postcard-worthy scenes.

If your visit to the district coincides with the winter season, you can witness this view up close and take stunning landscape photos. We recommend visitors planning to come to Adıyaman's Çelikhan district to book their plane or bus tickets in advance to avoid any disruptions to their travel plans.

Çelikhan Spa

Located approximately 18 kilometers from the district, Çelikhan Mineral Spring is frequently visited by both local and foreign tourists, especially during the summer. This drinking water is said to have positive effects on many ailments, and thus, it is considered a healing water. A report from 1981 states that this mineral water is beneficial for conditions such as gastrointestinal issues, gallbladder problems, ulcers, diabetes, gastritis, and gout. If you plan your visit for July or August, you can come to this area and taste the healing waters.

Havşeri Spring

The next stop on our list of places to visit in Çelikhan is Havşeri Spring, known as the main source of the Bulam Stream. We wouldn't be lying if we said this area is a natural beauty spot. Since Adıyaman's Çelikhan district is very hot, especially during the summer, the local people come to Havşeri Spring to escape the heat and cool off. In addition to the locals, it is also a popular destination for domestic and foreign tourists. If you want to spend a pleasant time surrounded by nature, you should add this area to your list of places to visit.

Jari Plateau

Located at the summit of Akdağ, the highest mountain in the district, Jari Plateau is an ideal destination for day trips into nature. One of the most prominent features of this plateau is its spring called Jari, which is also known for having the coldest water in the region. If you want to spend a day immersed in remote nature, you can come here. Additionally, there are areas where you can pitch a tent and camp overnight. If you wish, you can spend a night camping here and enjoy peaceful hours amidst the magnificent beauty of nature.

Koyunpınarı Plateau

Another plateau in the region is Koyunpınarı Plateau, located on Tucak Mountain in Korucak Village of the district. Situated at an average altitude of 2000 meters on Tucak Mountain, this plateau stands out with its pristine air and lush greenery. Here, you can have a picnic with your family or friends. Especially if the period you have chosen for your visit to the district is during the summer, we strongly recommend you to come here.

Zerban Recreation Area

The next destination on our list of places to visit in Çelikhan is Zerban Recreation Area. Located in the Pınarbaşı town of the district, you can enjoy the beauty of nature and have a pleasant time here.

This recreation area is built around the Zerban water, which is considered sacred by the Alevi community. There is also a shrine here. The local people visit this shrine during certain times of the year when events are held here. When you come here, you can visit the shrine and have a picnic in the recreation areas.

Doğanlı Çınarı Nature Park

Located on the road between Çelikhan district and Adıyaman, Doğanlı Çınarı Nature Park is one of the must-visit spots. Within this park, there is an estimated 550-year-old monumental tree. In 2006, this tree was registered as a Monumental Tree by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Travelers who wish to see this tree up close can easily reach here by purchasing a plane ticket or a bus ticket.

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