Kastamonu plateaus, displaying all the beauties of spring, are waiting for their visitors.



Kastamonu plateaus, displaying all the beauties of spring, are waiting for their visitors.

With its log houses built without using nails, colorful flowers and icy water-flowing gutters, the plateaus in Araba district of Kastamonu offer a visual feast to their visitors.

The plateaus, which contain all the beauties of spring, await their visitors in the Araba district of Kastamonu.
Vehicle Mayor Satilmis Sarıkaya said that the district has a very deep-rooted history. Pointing out that they are very close to many cities, especially Ankara and Istanbul, Sarıkaya said, “One of the names of the vehicle is the ‘Green Vehicle’. With this feature, it stands out in the region. It is possible to visit the plateaus with their natural beauties and colors that carry all the shades of green, “People come to our region to see these beauties,” he said.
Stating that the plateaus have a centuries-old history, Sarıkaya said, “We have plateaus that are the centers of animal husbandry dating back centuries. The plateaus are very suitable for camping and caravan tourism. We were holding the Hacı Bekir festivals every year, but we could not do it for two years due to the pandemic.” Sarıkaya stated that there are 23 plateaus in different parts of the district, some of them have lost their virginity, but the Gölcük, Fındıklı and Eğriceova plateaus maintain their virginity.
Sarıkaya said: “Our highland houses have a very special architecture. They are made of wood. They have a barn underneath, a hearth and a room above them. In the region called Soğukluk, since there was no refrigerator in the past, milk and yoghurt were kept. They were brought to the market from week to week and sold here. there was a real highland culture”
Başköy Village Headman Bayram Armutçu stated that he has been doing animal husbandry in Gölcük Plateau for 5 years and said, “We have around 150 cattle, we raise them. This is the most beautiful plateau of Araba. We come here from Istanbul, Ankara, Kastamonu to picnic, take pictures, stay, They come for a tour. In our plateau, there will be a riot of colors and beautiful flowers in spring. The nature and colors are very beautiful,” he said.
Nature photographer Cebrail Keleş also stated that Araba district is known for its highlands and said, “Gölcük Plateau is one of the most beautiful and largest plateaus in Araba. There are around 30 plateau houses here, but now they are empty and worn out as the plateau culture has diminished. Currently, only one family. stays,” he said.
Stating that there are more than 10 endemic flower and plant species on the plateau, Keleş said, “Today, our plateau, which has been dyed purple with hyacinths, will turn yellow with buttercups in 15 days. It is a place where people who are overwhelmed by the summer heat can cool off and rest. The authentic structure of this place is very important. A nailless log made of wood. “They have houses. It is very important to revive them,” he said.


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