VILLAGE OF SERAH

The tourist town of Çaykara district of Trabzon. It attracts domestic and foreign tourists with its frequent forests and natural beauty. It takes its name from the lake where it is located. This lake was formed by the rocks falling from the slopes, covering the front of the Haldizen stream.

Historical

Uzungöl, which is 99 km from Trabzon and 19 km from Çaykara district, at an altitude of 1090 m above sea level, leaves the beauty of the Alps with its steep slopes and magnificent forest cover. The lake, which is formed in the middle of the valley and falling from the slopes, formed by closing the front of the Haldizen stream, is known as iz Uzungöl ın and the environment is given the same name. Especially the old wooden houses built in the style of the village of ini Şerah. Close to the region complement the beauty of nature. Uzungöl attracts great attention of local and foreign tourists and it is very rich in terms of its touristic potential. In addition to trekking, bird watching, botanical tours, it is possible to arrange trips to the lakes between the mountains in the higher mountains or to other plateaus such as the nearby Sekersu, Demirkapi and Yaylaonu. In terms of wildlife, various animal species such as bear, wolf, wild goat, fox, Caucasian mountain rooster shelter in the mountains around Uzungöl. In the valley of the Haldizen stream, the lake formed as a result of the landslide closure of the river bed in the form of a natural dam exhibits an attractive landscape with the spruce forests around it. The Uzungöl settlement on the shore of the lake has a municipal organization and the infrastructure works are continuing. Caykara Uzungol road connection is asphalt and 100 km. Away. While the water surface of the lake varies slightly depending on the amount of water coming in the season, it is generally 1000 meters long, 500 meters wide and 15 meters deep. Trout is living in the lake. The municipality stated that there are 1/2000 implementation zoning plans prepared by the municipality; It was observed that the location of the traditional wooden highland buildings on the meadow slopes in the northwest direction, and the concrete structures descending from the location on the meadow slopes in the northwest direction to the lake shore in the form of concrete structures. The topography around the lake, which is the center of attention of the area designated as the Tourism Center, limits the settlement area. For this reason, the tourism settlements in the northwest remain at lower altitudes due to the elevation difference. In this case, the development of the tourism center should be kept under control so that the development of the tourism center is healthy and successful. The entrance of the lake from the direction of Çaykara is now closed with large buildings (mosque and school). In the south-east area, construction is rapidly increasing. The facility, which consists of wooden bungalows with a capacity of 52 beds, which is currently being built by the private sector near the Haldizen stream in the south of the lake, is a successful practice. The Haldizen valley that extends to the south has great nature riches. Approximately 10 to 20 km from Uzungöl, 10 lar small lakes at the heights of the mountains increase the richness of activity in the region. Even today, Uzungöl is living in the existing facility and there are walks in the nature to the lakes in the south. Recently, the environmental destruction in the vicinity of Uzungöl has been widespread in the local and national press. In particular, the concrete retaining wall in order to ensure that the stabilized road around the lake is not affected by the floods caused by the lake has caused an ecological disaster in Uzungöl. The efforts of numerous environmental civil society organizations are continuing for the removal of concrete barriers that overlook the natural and ecological structure of the lake and to restore the lake to its natural appearance.

Geography

Uzungol is 99 km from Trabzon and 19 km from Caykara. Turkey, where the rain forest, there are bulbous and the junction of Kaçkar Mountain. This region is also home to the oldest forests in the temperate zone of the globe. Thanks to the abundant rainfall and the relative temperate climate, every season of the year is green. There are more than 60 endemic plants found in the mountains of Demirkapı and Soğanlı. Wild life also includes a rich environment in terms of animal life. From these animals, there are the types of grizzly, roe deer, lynx and rhizome.It has protection status like Uzungol Natural Protected Area, Special Conservation Environment and Nature Park.

Climate

Uzungol has a typical Black Sea climate. Every season of the year will get plenty of rain. Rainfall; In winter, snow is rain. In the plateaus, the type of climate can be seen at any time. The lowest temperature determined according to 1998 - 2008 measurements is -12 ° C.