Artvin Hatila Valley National Park

   The National Park includes the Hatila Valley which is one of the main bodies of the Çoruh River and its many side streams. The Hatila Valley is a young, type V valley with a narrow base. There are declivity fractures along the valley caused by litolic differences. By these declivity fractures, waterfalls were formed on the river. The bed of the valley abrades deeper than it widens to the sides, consequently, the hillsides of the valley reach to a slope of 80%, 100% in some places. The hillsides have been processed by physical fractions, mass movements, landslides and side streams, so the valley has a brusque topography.

   This topography has caused the formation of canyons and straits in the middle part of the valley. The rich and intense vegetative cover in the middle and top edge of the valley harbors various types of plants. The main feature of the plant types in this flora is that in the lower part of the valley generally it reflects the characteristics of the Mediterranean climate. In consequence, the flora here shows a relict character. Hatila Valley covers a rich fauna. The interesting geologic and geomorphologic structure and the genuine flora of the Hatila Valley make the district a rare and particular region of Turkey.

Irsa plateau
The plateau which is 35 km. away from city centre, is commonly used by Erenler (İrsa) Villager
Artvin Culture House
According to its epigraph, the house was built in 1799 and its owner was Bicanoğlu Yahya Ağa. The structure which is a masterpiece of Ottoman-Turkish architecure was recorded as “ a mansion with a garden” in the notices of Ottoman land registers. Beautiful examples of carving and engraving can be seen in the house. The cypress tree motifs on the right and the left of the fireplace have a special meaning in Turkish culture. When we analyse the Turkish culture from the past to the present, it can be seen that tree motifs have been used often in the similar ways. The cypress tree motifs which symbolize the tree of life were used in the tiles, tombstones, rugs, fountains etc. by Ottoman craftsmen. The resemblance of cypress tree to the minarets is also a reason why it was used often in the Ottomans. The restoration and the garden design of the Culture House were made and now it is a place where you can taste local dishes. The Culture House is 3 km away from the Artvin City Centre. You can go there on foot –it takes about 10 minutes-  or you can use public transportation and then walk 500 metres to reach there.
İşhan Church
   It is located in Yusufeli’s İşhan village. According to a manuscript dated to 951, the Church was built by Priest Seba, nephew and student of Priest Khandzda (759- 861), with support and help of King Andernese. Construction of the Monastery was started in 955 during the reign of Georgian King David, and finished by Baratian King Magistros in 1027. The Virgin Marry Chapel is found at the southwest of the Monastery.
Küre Cemetery (Protected Historical Area)
The war cemetery was constructed for the memorial of Lieutenant Mehmet Rüştü Bey and the privates Aki AKAN and Hasan VANOĞLU who are the martyrs of the First World War.
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