Bingöl City Guide
Hit the Road to Bingöl
A Day in Bingöl
Bingöl is one of the Eastern cities with the harshest nature. Surrounded by high mountains, many corners of the city resemble a beautiful painting. The most enjoyable way to explore this beauty is to rent a car since it will save you plenty of time to visit the city. After renting a car from Avis Bingöl car rental office, you can plan your day with the recommendations of the locals. You can have a better day in the city by considering our answers to questions such as what to eat in Bingöl or where are the places to visit in Bingöl.
Breakfast in Bingöl
There is nothing like starting a nice tour with a breakfast where you can experience local flavors. You can find many breakfast places in Bingöl where you can taste homemade and natural flavors. For breakfast, water pastry, löl (a kind of börek) and tandoori bread are among the most preferred local dishes.
Places to Visit in Bingöl
Turna Lake, located in the Hazarşah Village of Solhan, which is about 57 km from the city center, is the first place recommended by the locals of Bingöl. When you realize the distance of the lake from the city on your way to see this unique natural wonder, you will be satisfied about the time you saved by renting a car. There are islands floating on the lake. Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Turna dazzles with a crater lake and crystal clear water. There are three islands in the middle of the lake. When you look carefully at the islands, which are thought to be three rafts at first glance, you will notice that they are moving very slowly. It is worth remembering that the unique nature around the lake is a prominent reason to see this destination besides the islands. After the lake, you can also enjoy visiting Hazarşah Village.
A Delicious Break
After floating islands, you can head to Çobantaşı Village to taste one of the most famous flavors of Bingöl cuisine, goat meat roast. Copper kebab, another flavor unique to the city, is also a good alternative for lunch.
Located in the middle of a magnificent nature and rich in terms of historical structures, Kığı should be your next stop after dinner. You should know that a breathtaking journey awaits you among the rough mountains on your way to Kığı, which is approximately 140 km from Cold Çeşme and 107 km from Bahçemiş. According to locals of Bingöl, Kığı should be visited even just for this journey. You can start exploring the town, which is a hidden treasure among the mountains, from the city castle. The castle, which is thought to belong to the Romans, is surrounded by steep cliffs and has a magnificent appearance. After the castle where many ruins are exhibited, you can visit the Kığı Mosque. You can end your trip in Kığı with Selenk Bridge built for Abdulhamid II. It is another pleasure to watch the unique nature of the region from the bridge.
After the hours you spend in Kığı, you can return to the city center for dinner. We would like to say that you should try your best even though it is difficult to choose among lamb rib, kalbur date, kuru dolma, stuffed meatballs, gömme, stuffed ribs, kavurma and beyti sarma, which are among the food suggestions of locals of Bingöl for an evening that will complete the day.