27 May 2021
One of the favorite tourism places of the Eastern Black Sea Region, the waterfall, which rises from 40 points and pours into the water bed from a height of 15 meters, is getting ready to welcome local and foreign visitors with the arrival of summer.
Tomara Waterfall, which was formed by 40 different springs in the Eastern Black Sea, is getting ready to welcome its visitors with normalization. In the Seydibaba village of the Şiran district of Gümüşhane, Tomara Waterfall, which is called “forty eyes” in the region due to the combination of water rising from 40 points flowing from a height of 15 meters, is located 130 kilometers from Gümüşhane city center and 14 kilometers from the district center.
The waterfall in the region, which was declared a natural park in 2001, also has a glass viewing terrace for visitors who want to watch the natural beauty.
Picnic and restaurant services are also offered for visitors in Tomara Waterfall Nature Park. Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, visitor density is expected in Tomara Waterfall Natural Park, which experienced a great decrease in the number of visitors compared to the past, with the effect of the hot weather after normalization. In the nature park, measures were taken for the period after June 1 and season preparations were completed.
Tomara Waterfall Nature Park Operator Baki Kara said that the tourism season starts at Tomara Waterfall on April 14 every year. Stating that the waterfall attracts the attention of local and foreign tourists with its unique beauty, Kara said that the few visitors who visited the waterfall during the controlled normalization period came from the provinces of the region. Kara noted that the sound of flowing water has a therapeutic effect, and that guests prefer to relax by putting their feet in ice-cold water.
Pointing out that Tomara Waterfall is located at the intersection of Eastern Black Sea and Eastern Anatolia in terms of location, Kara said: “Before the pandemic, our annual visitor number was around 200 thousand as of the end of the season. With the effect of the epidemic, our visitor number dropped to one third last year. We provided service, but we could not reach the number of visitors we wanted. Our expectation for this year is great.We want to reach the 200 thousand visitors we caught in 2019 with the normalization expected after June 1. Our tour companies started to come. We started to receive serious national tour reservations. To reach more than 200 thousand visitors. We aim to host a large number of visitors in our field with precautions “
Hüseyin Mercan, who came to see the Tomara Waterfall, also stated that he lives in Istanbul, but has spent his time here in his hometown Şiran since last year. Stating that Tomara Waterfall is a tourism area that receives serious visitors, Mercan said, “People find peace here. There is abundance where there is water. Many visitors come from many parts of the country. It is not crowded now. I hope this place will be filled with people again after the epidemic. used.
Sedat Soyan, 61, who lives in the Netherlands and came to Tomara Waterfall for the first time with his wife, expressed that he was impressed by the beauty of the waterfall he visited on his way to Cappadocia. Stating that it is very good for them to navigate in nature to leave behind a difficult process, Soyan said, “I hope these restrictions will be lifted, life will return to normal and people will be relieved. The country needs tourists,” he said.