Places to Visit in Tut

April 18, 2024
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There are countless natural beauty areas and cultural venues in every region and city of Turkey. Tut district is one of the regions that contains these beauties and has an important value in terms of tourism. Tut district is located in Adıyaman province, which is located in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of our country. You can buy bus tickets or plane tickets to come here. Located approximately 47 kilometers away from the city center, the district is a region that stands out with its deep-rooted historical past. During the Ottoman period and during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, this region was used as an important residential area. That's why you can come across many historical buildings and ruins in this district. The average altitude of the district, located at the foothills of the Taurus Mountains, is around 1050 meters above sea level.

Tut is also a district rich in terms of places to visit. Before touching on the prominent places of Tut district in terms of sightseeing, we would like to give information about how to get here. The first alternative for visitors who plan to come to Tut district for holiday or sightseeing purposes is undoubtedly transportation by private vehicle. However, apart from a private vehicle, you can also come to the region by bus or plane. For this, you must first come to Adıyaman. Visitors who want to come by bus can arrive at the bus terminal located in Adıyaman city center. You can take a look at the companies that provide bus services to this terminal from your current location and buy a bus ticket from whichever company suits your budget best. After arriving at the bus terminal, you can use public transportation or take a taxi.

Travelers who want to come from more distant provinces can choose to reach the airport, which is located approximately 10 kilometers away from the city center. To do this, it is enough to buy a flight ticket from your location. After landing at the airport, you can first go to the city center and then to Tut district by public transportation such as buses and minibuses, or you can take a taxi for direct transportation. You also have the opportunity to rent a private car. Tut is a popular district in terms of places to visit. Ulu Mosque, Salah Mosque, Musalla Mosque, Geyik Cave, Kaşlıca Castle, Memekli Cave, Sheikh Ali Baba Tomb and Şavak Bridge are among the places you can visit. If you do not know where to start your trip when you come to the district, you can take a look at this travel list we have prepared for you.

Grand Mosque

First on our list of places to visit in Tut is the historical Ulu Mosque, located right in the town center.

This structure, built during the Ottoman period, was built on twelve columns in total. The decorations and motifs on the building are among the most beautiful examples of Ottoman architecture. We definitely recommend you to see this historical building, which has a single balconied minaret, closely.

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Salah Mosque

Another historical mosque worth seeing in the district is Salah Mosque. This mosque is located in the district center.

Since it was restored many times after it was built, there is no clear information about when it was built. However, according to many opinions, its construction date is thought to be quite old. It has lost its historical qualities as it has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. To see such important places, it is important to purchase your flight ticket or bus ticket in advance.

Musalla Mosque

Musalla Mosque is one of the important historical buildings that you should definitely see when you come to the district.

This mosque also has great importance in terms of religious tourism. This building, whose minaret has a single balcony, was built in 1913. Especially the interior parts of the mosque attract attention. The interior is built entirely using processed wood material. It is among the frequent destinations of those who like to visit historical mosques.

Deer Cave

The next route on our list of places to visit is Deer Cave. There are many cavities in this cave, located in the northern part of the district.

Some of the cavities in the cave were made by human hands. Since they were built by human hands, it is estimated that people lived in these caves in the past. We recommend that you see this cave, which has an important historical value, closely. Do not forget to book your flight ticket in advance to discover the prominent tourist spots of the district.

Kaşlıca Castle

Kaşlıca Castle, located in Kaşlıca Village of the district and bearing the same name as the village, is one of the historical points worth seeing in the region.

This structure, also known as Mihri Babil Castle, is thought to have been built in Babylonian times. Only ruins of water channels and wall ruins of this castle, located in the valley, have survived to the present day.

Memekli Cave

Located close to the Geyik Cave, Memekli Cave is a must-see when you come to the district. It is one of the places.

Located in the Cılaz area of the district, this cave also reveals the natural beauty of the region. If you have the opportunity, we recommend that you visit this cave, especially in the spring. Because when the snow in the region melts in the spring, the fountain begins to flow from both sides of the building.

Since these flowing fountains resemble a woman's breast in appearance, the cave is also called Memekli. You can take lots of photos here and have a pleasant day. To see this touristic cave and many other important structures, you can buy a bus ticket early and benefit from special discounted ticket prices.

Tomb of Sheikh Ali Baba

The next stop on our list of places to visit in Tut is the Sheikh Ali Baba Tomb, also located in the town center.

Sheikh Ali Baba, known as the son of Sheikh Abdurrahman Erzincani, settled in this district in his time and died here. This tomb built in his name is considered sacred by both local people and visitors. There are also areas for sacrifice, cooking and accommodation in the area where the tomb is located.

When visitors come here, they usually stay one night, cook rice and distribute this rice to the local people. The main reason for this behavior, which has become a tradition, is that the visitors are in search of healing. You can also visit this tomb, pray for good health and pray a lot.

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Şafak Bridge

This bridge, one of the prominent historical structures of the district, is located on the Şuak Creek, which passes through the district and has the same name as the bridge.

This bridge, which is an important historical bridge from the Ottoman period, was used as a crossing point for caravans when it was built. This structure, which was built using stone materials, is also known as Gorlam by the local people. We recommend that you visit this historical bridge, which reflects the traces of the Ottoman period, before finishing your tour of the district.

Photo: Tut Municipality

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