23 March 2021
The Diyadin Hot Springs in Ağrı, which are believed to be good for many diseases, especially skin diseases and rheumatism among citizens, attract the attention of tourists from abroad with their facilities renewed and enlarged with the support of the state in recent years.
The thermal springs in Diyadin district of Ağrı, which is one of the important thermal tourism centers of the Eastern Anatolia Region, host many local and foreign tourists seeking healing in all seasons of the year. Diyadin Hot Springs, located 10 kilometers from the district and in a 48-square-kilometer geothermal area, draws attention with its rich mineral water.
The spa facilities established next to the geothermal resources in a wide area are filled with visitors from many parts of the country as well as the surrounding provinces, especially Van and Iğdır, 12 months of the year.
The thermal springs, which are believed to be good for many diseases, especially skin diseases and rheumatism, attract the attention of tourists coming from abroad with their facilities renewed and enlarged with the support of the state in recent years.
In the summer months, in the scorching heat, the hot springs, where citizens seek healing for various diseases by swimming in their pools, continue to host their guests in the harsh winter season. The outdoor pools of the hot springs, which are covered with snow for 6 months of the year, attract the attention of the citizens despite the freezing cold.
Spa facility operator Mahmut Özden said that they have expanded their facilities with state support in recent years. Stating that there are private pools and public pools for families, Özden said: “We have home-type spas with rooms above and pools below. Our facility is very good and we are trying to provide better service. A group of tourists from the United States came here. They entered the spa in the air and were very satisfied. If we want to serve better, we need to make investments here. The hot spring relaxes the body and is healing. The mineral-rich spa water is very good for rheumatism, low back pain, vascular occlusion and skin diseases “
Fatih Koç, who came from Van, said that despite the cold weather in the region, they came to Diyadin to enter the hot spring all seasons of the year. Abdullah Arı, one of the visitors, explained that he came from Van because he has various diseases and said, “I have been coming here to enter the spa almost every week for a year. I see it very useful. We always come because we are satisfied with the water.”