BoluBolu is a city located in the Western Black Sea region of Turkey. It is famous for its cooking tradition that prevails since the ottoman Empire when the master chefs of the Ottoman palaca were entirely selected from cooking artisans of Bolu; more correctly to say: of Mengen which is a province of Bolu. Although the past of the city extends to antics, little has remained since the ancient civilisation of Bytinia. The name 'Bolu' has derived from Claudiapolis. Today the main attraction of the city is the surrounding gren landscapes, nearby located ski resort Kartalkaya and the traditional civil architecture of provinces like Mudurnu and Goynuk.
Bolu province is the city where the shades of green and blue embraces each other, sleeping and waking together, where the wind still whispers one of the most dramatic legends at the peaks of the high mountains, where numerous civilizations was founded and developed, leaving plenty of creations and artwork behind.If you want to see the beauties of Bolu, which were kneaded by the nature, mankind and history together and listen to the folk songs of Köroğlu which are sang by the mountains, all you need to do is endure a bus journey. Reaching Bolu Province is quite easy, as the city is located nearly at the middle point of the highway, which connects the two major cities, Ankara and Istanbul.
According to the written documents, archeological works and historical sources, history of the Bolu Province starts with the Bithynians. Later Romans, Byzantines, Seljukians and Ottomans had dominated the region respectively. Bolu was part of one of the Hittite kingdoms around 2000 BC and later 500 BC became one of the leading citiesRead More
Places of interest
Bolu Museum:The museum is located inside the Culture Center and the works exhibited in the museum are obtained from various dated excavations executed at the region. Among these works are the head piece of a statue, which is suspected to belong to the Roman King Antonius, coins from the Roman,Read More
Visit the thermal resorts of Bolu which offer lots of health benefits;Bolu Thermal Spring, Karacasu Thermal Tourism Center, Babas Thermal Spring, Sarot Thermal Spring, Pavlu (Kesenözü)andso on. Enjoy the peaceful nature ofAbant Lakewhich is a crater lake, located 34 km. southwest of Bolu province, on the Abant Mountains. Picnic, camping,Read More