Ladık Thermal Resort
Location: Ladik Hamamayagi, or Hillaz thermal spring, is 60km west of Samsun, near the Samsun-Ankara highway. road.
Transportation: There is good public transport to both Samsun and Ankara, and Ladik is off the main highway.
Water temperature: 38°C
pH value: 7.2
Physical and chemical properties: Mildly radioactive composition of bicarbonate, calcium and magnesium.
Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing
Helps to heal: Rheumatism, mental and muscular fatigue, calcium deposits and joint pain, nervous disorders and patients recovering from surgery.
Accommodation: A camping area can be used in the summer. There are small hotels in Merzifon and Amasya.
Location: The forest is in Cinarli, in the Carsamba district of Samsun in the Central Black Sea region, lying 8km east of Samsun.
Transport: The forest can be reached via the Samsun-Carsamba state highway.
Highlights: The forest ecosystem here is a rare one, and the most common species are ash, oak, walnut and silver birch. Because of the nourishment qualities of the area, there are also many species of animals inhabiting the forest, which include mole, turtle and grey heron. In order to protect and preserve the area, the 86 hectares were given official natural protection in 1987.
Provinces: Ondokuzmayıs, Bafra, Alaçam
Surface Area : 16110
Altitude: Sea level
Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status with tepeli pelikan (6 pairs), erguvani balıkçıl (500 pairs), kara leylek (50 pairs), kaşıkçı (75 pairs), boz ördek (200 pairs), Macar ördeği (75 pairs), pasbaş patka (150 pairs), turna (50 pairs), kocagöz (50 pairs) and bataklık kırlangıcı (100 pairs) populations. There are huge numbers of water birds (max. 91.708), including kaşıkgaga (max.4564), Macar ördeği (max.630), elmabaş patka (max. 14.952), kadife ördek (max. 97), dikkuyruk (max.73) and sakarmeke (max. 27.643) during winter. During immigration important numbers of karabatak (max. 88), küçük ak balıkçıl (max.3200), çeltikçi (max. 590), dikkuyruk (max.1246), küçük martı (max. 41.000) and ak kanatlı sumru (max. 3000) can be observed.
Main Characteristics: sweet water lakes, swamp
Matched category: A1, B2
Surface Area : 3000
Altitude: Sea level
Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status with alaca balıkçıl (30 pairs) as well as wintering Macar ördeği (max. 520) and kadife ördek (max. 870) populations.
Main Characteristics: sweet water lakes, dunes
Matched category:B1i, B1ii, B2
Suitubility of natural plant cover, location on being between Kızılırmak and Yeşilırmak delta, possibility of living four seasons in same day, are most important properties of city. Atakum, Kocadağ promenade place, Orman Nursery, Kurupelit - İncesu, Çakırlar Grove and Hasköy can be mentioned for promenade countryside's of Samsun.
Tracking: First Ladik Akdağ and Ladik Plateaus, Dam lakes surroundings, Yakakent forest facilities, Tekkeköy Hacı Osman forest, Vezirköpr
ü Kunduz forest and plateaus, Mount Kocadağ can be mentioned as tracking places.
Water Sports: Samsun has long shore band, two large riverand 4 dams on that rivers, and lots of natural lakes, and a big potential related to water sports.
Line Fishery: line fishery is possible at along the cities long shore, in 4 dam lakes built on Kızılırmak and Yeşilırmak rivers, Kızılırmak, Yeşilırmak and in delta lakes which formed at reaching to sea place of Terme rivulet, Ladik Lake and other lots of small lakes of city.
Air Sports: There is a club, which arranges sportive air activities at Samsun. In this club slope parachutist, motorised plane pilot, parachutist, glider pilot, sail wing pilot, motorised parachutist training's are given.
At Samsun coast regions typical Black Sea climate, at interior regions effects of terrestrial climate can be seen. Rain is less, warmth is high relatively to East Black Sea. At the coast site winters are tepid, springs are fogy and cool, summers are dry. Rains are generally water typed.
Samsun was a little settlement place, which built by one of the lon city - states, Miletosians (Millet) and named as Amisos between the years of 750 - 760 BC. After them Samsun dominated by Persians, Macedonians, Pontus, Romans, Byzantine's, Danişment's, Seljuklians and Ottomans.
Samsun take important place in Türkiye history with Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's step on Anatolia at the date of 19 May 1919, due to commence national struggle.
Where to Eat
Corn, cabbage and grained beans take many places in Samsun's cooking style. Meals with meat, rice and dough are common. Goose, chicken, duck and similar poultry takes important place in traditional nourishment. Roasting and soups made with local plants like Lorgon, Kırçan, Kaldırayak, Madımak, Nünük.
Tir (Kaz Yufkası), Yer Pancarı (Yazı Pancarı), Mısır (corn) Soup, Yoğurtlu (yogurt) soup, Mercimekli Bulgur pilavı (-----ed wheat cooked with lentil), Keşkek, Karalahana (black cabbage) Soup, Hamsili (anchovy) Bread, Rice with anchovy (İli Pilav) and Kocakarı Gerdanı (Burma) can be mentioned as local originated meals of city.
What to Buy
Panels, room furniture's, statues, wooden embroideries, local rugs, golden jewellery from jewellers are some of the items can be bought for gifting.
Don't Leave Without
- Seeing Samsun Archaeology and Ethnography Museum,
- Seeing bronze statue, Honour Monument; symbolise Atatürk's arrival to Samsun at the date of 19 May 1919 due to commence Liberty War,
- Eating Samsun's pitta and fried pickle in restaurants at Kurupelit locality, tasting Bafra's creamy Turkish delight.
Registered Immobile Cultural and Natural Heritages in Samsun
Archaeological Sites: 41
Urban Sites: 4
Natural Sites: 7
Historical Sites: 1
Archaeological and Natural Sites: 3
Cultural (at Single Construction Scale) and Natural Heritages: 369
Governorship : (+90-362) 438 57 90
Municipality : (+90-362) 431 60 90
Hospital : (+90-362) 230 33 00
Police : (+90-362) 230 84 10
Gendarme : (+90-362) 437 54 98
Provincial Directorate : (+90-362) 431 29 88
Tourism Information Office: (+90-362) 431 12 28
Seaport : (+90-362) 445 16 05
Altınkum / Samsun
Tel: (362) 457 59 75
Altınkum / Samsun
Tel: (362) 457 50 39
Altınkum / Samsun
Tel: (362) 457 58 57
Taflan / Samsun
Alaçam / Samsun
Tel: (362) 621 53 27
19 Mayıs Camp Area
Ondokuzmayıs / Samsun
Tel: (362) 511 44 88
Yakakent / Samsun
Tel: (362) 611 36 15
Provincial Cultural Directorate
Tel: (362) 432 11 58 - 431 00 14
Fax: (362) 435 65 48
Samsun State Classical Turkish Music Choir Directorate
Address: Özel İdare İşhanları Sitesi
Irmak Cad. 2 Blok - Samsun
Choir Tel: (0 362) 432 09 20
State Fine Arts Gallery Directorate
Tel: (0 362) 432 29 33
Fax: 432 11 58