LİMONSUYU PLATEAU
HIDIRNEBİ PLATEAU
Hıdırnebi was established on the hill which is behind the Hıdırnebi Stone.
THE WORLD’S FIRST UNCOVERED MASJID WITH TWO MINARETS: KADIRGA PLATEAU
Kadirga Plateau has an elevation of 2300 m. Tens of thousands of people attend Kadirga Festival held every year on the third Friday of July. The most interesting feautre of the plateau is its open-air masjid with two minarets. People say that Mehmet Sultan the Conquerer had paid a visit to Kadir Agha’s grave and performed Friday prayer here with his companies. The name Kadirga is also said to come from Kadir Agha.
A BREATH OF LIFE WITHIN THE SPRUCE FORESTS: KAYABASI PLATEAU
Kayabasi Plateau has unique scenery surrounded by spruce and fir forests displaying a rich flora. Kara Abdal Festival is held every year on the second week of August in the plateau.
THE PLATEAU OF MARTYRS: SULTAN MURAD
Sultan Murad Plateau located on the route of Trabzon-Caykara-Atakoy, has an height of 2200 m. “Yayla Ortasi Festival” is held every year on August 20. Also “Martyrs’ Memorial Day” is organized every year on June 23 for the martyrs of the war with Russians. Murad IV performed Friday prayer in this plateau on the way back home from Iranian expedition dated 1653. He had stayed here for a few days.
ÇAKIRGÖL PLATEAU
KADIRALAK PLATEAU
The villages in the region were established above the valleys of the rivers flowing down from the mountains to the sea. The winter period passes by with resting, doing seasonal works and making hand crafts. When the spring comes, in March and April, the fields are spaded and in may the seeds are planted. Families which have mezra (field under cultivation) go to their mezras and spend approximately a month there. Especially the flock is taken to the mezra.
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