Turkey’s Scandinavian fjord likened to the wonder of nature ‘Hound Canyon’ different bird species and habitats are home. The mountain guide Cuma Gök, who frequently visits the region with nature lovers, asked for the Tazı Canyon to be protected.
The heaven of Antalya, one of Turkey Greyhound Canyonis flooded with tourists. The canyon, which is loved by those who see it with its view indistinguishable from the fjords of Scandinavian countries, is also home to different bird species and natural life.
TURKEY’S CORNER OF PARADISE suffers the influx of tourists
Nature enthusiast who goes to the region frequently with nature lovers and examines the habitat, as well as the mountain guide Cuma Gök, stated that some points were polluted and asked for the Tazı Canyon to be protected.
Discovered in the upper parts of Köprülü Canyon, the world famous rafting center in Manavgat district of Antalya, 200 meters deep Tazı Canyon is home to summer and winter adventure lovers. With the easing of pandemic restrictions, nature lovers and tourists started to go to the region to shoot photos and videos.
The natural wonder canyon, which the people of the region call the ‘Greyhound Canyon’ and passes through the rocks of the Köprüçay River with a height of 200 meters, has become the favorite center of holidaymakers and tourists. The magnificent view of the canyon at the top of the region, which is visited by thousands of holidaymakers and tourists for many natural activities such as rafting, trekking and climbing, in the 14-kilometer Köprülü Canyon National Park, also attracts the attention of trekking groups.
Tazı Canyon, which is one of the canyons owned by Köprüçay Valley, which is also known as the ‘Wisdom Valley’, which is thought to be no different from the fjords of Scandinavian countries, includes brides and grooms as well as nature photographers. Nature enthusiasts camp in the region and view the natural life in the canyon. Adventurers who bring today’s photo and video technology to the sky with the help of drones view the unique view over the canyon. In addition to the daily visitors, those who come to the canyon for a special photo shoot enjoy the view.
Nature lover and mountain guide, Cuma Gök, goes to the region frequently with nature lovers to examine the region’s habitat. Gök, who scans the canyon step by step with the help of a drone from the air or from the ground, tries to protect the natural beauties by sharing the deficiencies he has identified with the authorities.
Saying that the wildlife is remarkable around the canyon, Cuma Gök said, “It is possible to see raptors such as hawks and eagles on the canyon frequently. These birds are the most striking bird species in the region. They float in the blue of the sky and look for their prey in the depths of the canyon, “he said.
Reminding that the beauty of the emerald water flowing through the canyon during the drone flight is fascinating, Cuma Gök said, “The Tazı Canyon has come to the fore with the commercials of several famous brands. Suddenly it started to host many visitors. Consciously or unconsciously, the canyon was worn down. Especially the area at the top of the photo shootings was used and polluted a lot. We, nature enthusiasts, come here often and try to clean the area and restore the points that are polluted by human hands. It is in our hands to take care of the natural beauties. Tazı Canyon is an important value for Antalya, we must protect it, “he said.