Cooling off in the Snowy Tunnels at the foot of Mount Mereto
The snow tunnel on Dabanang Plateau in Altindere village of Sason district of Batman is the choice of those who want to cool off in the sweltering heat. The snow tunnel on Dabanang Plateau in Altindere village of Sason district of Batman is the choice of those who want to cool off in the sweltering heat. The snow that falls and accumulates in the winter months on the plateau at an altitude of approximately 2,500 meters at the foot of the mountain melts with the warming of the air and turns into tunnels. Snow tunnels attract the attention of local people with their coolness and nature photographers with their scenery. Nature photographer Sabahattin Atalay said that they had been coming to the snow tunnels on the hottest days of summer for three years and took beautiful pictures. Because in August, the huge snow tunnels 10-15 meters high and 300 meters long offer an incredible atmosphere.
When we enter the snow tunnel, the melting snow is dripping on us like rain. It is not possible to stay indoors for a long time. After a short stay, we step out into the sun to warm up. He says he didn’t melt the whole time. I want everyone to see this environment.” Businessman Fikret Avci, one of the visitors from Sason, stated that he saw the snow tunnels for the first time and stated that it was a nice feeling to be in this cool place in the summer heat. Burhan Bulgan suggested that everyone should see these tunnels, stating that the snow in the tunnels does not melt in summer and winter, and that it has a cooling effect in hot weather. Ozgur Araz, who lives in Altindere village, said that despite the hot weather, they felt cold when they entered the tunnel. Araz stated that they wanted to promote these tunnels.