Places to Visit in Taraklı

June 28, 2024
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Taraklı is a district of Sakarya province, located in the Çatalca and Kocaeli sections of the Marmara Region of our country. There are various cultural structures within this town, which dates back to the Ottoman period. There are many different options for transportation to Taraklı, which is one of the most popular cultural tours. You can come by purchasing a bus ticket, or if you wish, you can also come by purchasing a plane ticket. This is one of the travel routes you can visit in any season, summer or winter. However, it is mostly visited during spring and summer. More visitors come to the district, which is located approximately 65 kilometers from Sakarya city center, especially from points such as Istanbul and Bursa. Taraklı is a region that stands out with its natural beauties as well as its historical sites.

Taraklı will fascinate you in terms of places to visit. You can have a very peaceful holiday in the district, which is a breathtaking place with its calm atmosphere, especially for those who want to escape from the chaos of the city. If you have a private vehicle to reach the district, you can get there by getting road information via navigation. If you do not plan to come with your private vehicle, the most preferred road transportation option is bus travel. For this, your destination must be Adapazarı Bus Terminal. You can buy a bus ticket after choosing the bus company that best suits your budget from your location. After arriving at the bus terminal, you can reach the district by taking the Göynük buses from here. Another transportation alternative is by air.

The destination of visitors who plan to come by plane should be Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Istanbul. You can easily reach this airport by purchasing a flight ticket. After landing at the airport, you can take the shuttle buses to Sakarya, then take the buses to Adapazarı, and from there, take the Göynük buses to Taraklı district. Taraklı is a district full of green nature and cultural riches. Among the touristic spots that should be included in your travel list when you come here are Taraklı Streets, Yunus Pasha Mosque, Hisar Hill, Historical Bath, Hacı Atıf Inn, Karagöl Plateau and Historical Plane Tree. You can add these highlights of the region while organizing your travel list and have a pleasant holiday experience in a calm atmosphere.

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Taraklı Streets

The first stop on our list of places to visit in Taraklı is Taraklı Streets, which attract attention with its historical atmosphere. You may encounter a historical atmosphere the moment you step into the district.

The pavements of the streets are made of cobblestone. While wandering the streets, you can come across historical houses built of stone that bear the traces of the Ottoman period, and you can feel like you are in the past as you walk these streets step by step. You too can breathe this historical atmosphere by purchasing a Taraklı bus ticket.

Yunus Pasha Mosque

Located in the Ulu Mosque District of the district, this mosque is one of the most important historical buildings from the Ottoman period.

This historical mosque, which was built by Grand Vizier Yunus Pasha in 1517, appears as one of the important works of Mimar Sinan, known as the chief architect of that period. This mosque, which has an impressive dome, was built in a square form. This mosque is also known as Kurşunlu Mosque because its dome is made of lead coating. We cannot help but be amazed when you see the decorations on the colored glass windows of this mosque, which continues to serve as a place of worship today.

Hisar Hill

Another cultural structure on our list of places to visit in Taraklı is Hisar Hill. This hill is located in the district center.

In ancient times, many buildings were built in this region with the intention of providing security. It is possible to come across many historical ruins here. There are also two historical water cisterns here. You can have the opportunity to examine these cisterns closely and witness the historical texture of the district more closely. You can also watch a wonderful view of the town from a bird's eye view from the area where this hill is located.

Historical Turkish Bath

There are many cultural buildings in this district, which you can reach by purchasing a Taraklı flight ticket. One of these cultural structures is the Historical Bath located in the district center.

Since the area where the bath is located is also full of natural beauties, you can spend peaceful hours in nature while making a cultural trip. When you enter the bathhouse, you will see two pools.

Haci Atif Hani

Located on Baghdad Road, Hacı Atıf Inn is one of the historical points frequently visited by many tourists.

This historical inn, which was built for the rest and accommodation of passengers coming and going from Istanbul, allows you to go on a pleasant journey into the history of the district. The most fascinating part of this two-storey inn is its architecture. It is a style. We strongly recommend that you add this inn, which has an architecture that you will be amazed by, to your list of places to visit in Taraklı.

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Karagöl Plateau

Another spot that you can have the chance to see by purchasing a Taraklı flight ticket or bus ticket is the Karagöl Plateau, which stands out with its natural beauties.

You can listen to the sound of peace in a lush green nature accompanied by the clean plateau air and spend a quiet day away from sight. The most striking feature of this plateau, which is home to many tree species such as pine, beech, fir and oak, is its drinking water, which is said to be healing. In this plateau, which is one of the spots frequently preferred by nature lovers, you can have a picnic with your family or friends, go for a walk, stay in a tent and have a wonderful holiday away from sight.

Historical Plane Tree

Another spot you should definitely see before ending your trip to Taraklı is the Historical Plane Tree.

This historical tree, seen as the symbol of the district, is an important cultural wealth from the Ottoman period. We recommend that you take a close look at this historical tree located in the Yusuf Bey District of the district. You can also take a souvenir photo in front of the tree. 

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