Bingol’s Floating Island
The islets floating on Turna Lake in Hazarsah Village of Solhan district of Bingol have an extraordinary natural phenomenon. The area discovered by burning the tall and dense grass around the lake was called the “Floating Island“. Turna Lake, defined as a 38-hectare crater lake, is located on a flat land surrounded by mountains on three sides. The lake, which is stated to be more than 300 m2, will have an area of more than 500 m2 in case of reclamation. Its true depth could not be determined. The achievable results are that it has a depth of more than 50-60 meters. There are 3 independent islets in the lake, which are formed by the separation of pieces of land and independent from each other. The average diameter of the 3 islets is 10 meters. Although the islets move by pushing, they can move even with the effect of the wind.
The lake is fed in all seasons and maintains the water level. Its water is clear and sweet and does not contain mineral salts. The floating island is 45 km from the center of Bingol. Iraq. The road is stabilized and is 1.5 km away from the Bingol-Solhan highway. Bingol, whose tourism is based on natural beauties, attracts the attention of local and foreign tourists in summer and winter months. The island, which was taken under protection by the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, was opened to nature tourism in 2006. “Floating Island Project is the Key” to ensure Bingöl’s development in the field of tourism. The city, which has become an entertainment center with its many festivals, ‘1. He organized a festival called “Floating Island Nature Passion”. The largest floating island seen in many parts of our country is the “Floating Island” in Bingol.
Known Floating Islands
- BINGOL: Solhan District, Hazarsah Village, Turnalar Lake 3.
- ERZURUM: One is Olur District, Ormanagazi Village, by the Lake Suluk.
- ADIYAMAN: When the waters rise in the Cat Dam Lake, floating islands appear.
- KAYSERİ: Floating reed islands form in the ponds in Sultansazlığı.
- DENIZLI: Islands called “hopa” in different parts of Isikli Lake.
- ICEL: Gulnar Mahallesi, Demirozu Village The island that gives its name to Adaligol.
- AFYON: 1st in Lake Eber.
- KONYA: 1 in Aksehir Lake