Terzikoy spa center, a thermal resort, is also worth a visit.Its about 35 km to Amsya near the village of Goynucek
Terziköy thermal spring is one of the most important springs of the province. Gözlek thermal spring, Hamamözü (Arkut Bey) thermal spring and Ilısu thermal spring are the other thermal springs of Amasya.
Lake Borabay (65 kms northeast of Amasya) is a crater lake with an amazing view and fresh air. It is a perfect area for fishing (especially trout), for picnicking and for being in the nature.
Borabay Lake By turning left at the 44th kilometre of Amasya - Taşova highway, you will be get in Taşova - Samsun highway, again turning left at the 14th kilometre of Taşova - Samsun highway you can reach a wonder of nature Borabay Lake. Borabay Lake and surroundings declared as tourism centre. Inside the woodland there are 9 bungalow type houses that each one 3 bedded. Lake is resort place of either home or foreign tourists by the facilities; camping opportunity, large coffee - house, places for picnic, nature tracking and resting opportunities.
Yedikir Dam Lake
Yedi Kuğular Kuş Cenneti (Seven Swan Bird Sanctuary) (Yedikır Dam) It is on the 7th kilometre of Amasya - Suluova highway. Region is charming picnic place with beautiful nature surrounds dam lake, walking course, fish breeding establishments, social facilities of DSİ and common amateur fishery at lake. Dam lake began to protection place for birds, there are more than 34 species of birds like; swan, wild goose, wild duck, angut, cormorant and heron, etc., lives at lake;.
Yedi Kugular Kus Cenneti
Also known as Yedikir Dam, it is at the 7th kilometre of Amasya - Suluova highway. It is a charming picnic place with beautiful nature surrounded by a dam lake, walking course, fish breeding establishments, and common amateur fishery at lake.
Borabay Lake is also a good spot for birdwatchers where 34 species of birds (including swan, wild goose, wild duck, angut, cormorant, heron, etc.) have been seen.
If you turn left at the 44th kilometre of Amasya - Tasova highway, you will get in Tasova - Samsun highway, again turn left at the 14th kilometre of Tasova - Samsun highway you can reach a wonder of nature: Borabay Lake.
Borabay Lake and surroundings is a tourism centre. Inside the woodland there are some bungalow type houses. You can camp by the lake. There are also places for picnic. There is also a large cafe.
Amasya was also one of the Turkish cities which had the best viewing location for the last total solar eclipse of the 20th century which happened on 11th August 1999. Many visitors came to the city to witness this spectacular event. On 29th March 2006, another total solar eclipse was seen in this city at 14:06pm local time.You can wait the next one if you like it ...
Its in 19 march 2007 but its partial unfortunately ...
Lovely to place to camp and chill out in the middle of nowhere.
Actually there are bungalows and restaurants here.
1050m above sea level this is a tranquil lake set amidst pines.
63 km west towards Tasova.Signposted at the turn off.
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Climb the hill to the Kale
Way above the Pontic Tombs stand the remains of a castle, which can be reached via a road which runs for a considerable distance behind the 'mountain'. The views are great, and well worth the steep climb to get up there...it is especially good at prayer time, when you can hear the muezzins from all over the surrounding valley. If you are vaguely silly like us, you will take plenty water when you attempt the climb in the heat of the afternoon!
Other old quarters
Don't be fooled into thinking that the only old part of town is situated alongside the river...from the Pontic Tombs or from the citadel, you can see old quarters dotted around the city, and some of them aren't too far to walk from the centre. The houses are very picturesque, but more run-down than the restored ones by the river...for me, this makes them more appealing, as they seem more 'real', more 'lived-in', and these areas feel less like an open-air museum devoid of life.This old neighbourhood reminded me of Spain, or of pictures I have seen of colonial towns in Latin America, and was a short walk uphill from the main square.
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