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Old October 21st, 2005, 09:47 AM   #1
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Y A L O V A PROVINCE



Yalova is located in the northwest of Turkey and in the southeast of the Marmara Region. Yalova is only 69 km. to Bursa, 176 km. to Istanbul, 65 km. to Izmit (Kocaeli) and 102 km. to Sakarya (Adapazarı) provinces by highway. By ferry-boat it takes only 40 minutes to Kartal and Pendik (Anatolian / Asian side of Istanbul) and around 60 minutes to Yenikapı (European side of Istanbul) from Istanbul. Yalova is only 847 sq. km.s and it is the smallest province of Turkey. Yalova has a coast-line of 105 km. on the Marmara Sea.



The first settlement in the region dates back to the Prehistoric Period, in around 3000 BC. The Hittites ruled the region in 2000s BC, followed by the Phrygians in 1200 BC. The region was under Kimmer's rule in around 700 BC and then there was the hegemony of Bithynians. The region was connected to Rome in 74 BC. Following the division of the Roman Empire in 395, the region of Yalova remained under the sovereignty of the Bizantine Empire. In 1302, Yalova and its environs were incorporated into the territory of the Ottoman Empire.

In general, it is assumed that the name of "Yalova" comes from "Yalak Ova", "Yalakabad" or "Yalıova". Yalıova means "coast plain" which is similar to "Yalos / Yalakos" in Greek.

During the Republican Period in 1930, upon the request of Atatürk, Yalova became a town of Istanbul and then in June 6, 1995 the 77th province of Turkey. Atatürk in his last years lived in Yalova and owned three mansions here. In one of his speeches he said "Yalova is my city".

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General views of Yalova





















This Kiosk was moved a few meters beside upon Ataturk's order to avoid cutting a growing tree which you can see in the picture





Ataturk Kiosk



Road to Yalova SPA



Views from Yalova SPA















Armutlu



Cinarcik



Karaca Arboreteum





Kurtkoy



Sugören village



Seras ( Greenhouses )





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Old October 21st, 2005, 01:36 PM   #2
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thanx joya, very nice pics
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Old October 21st, 2005, 01:47 PM   #3
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You're welcome DeCons, not a big deal. I was just testing my brand new heli over the city.
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Old October 21st, 2005, 01:55 PM   #4
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cool!

then fly here, for an espresso
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Old October 21st, 2005, 05:03 PM   #5
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thank u maaaan!
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Old October 21st, 2005, 05:33 PM   #6
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Joya this is a wonderful thread. I haven't been to Yalova before, but i always wanted.

Looks like it is well-worth a visit.

Thanx for the pictures. Keep them coming!
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Old November 15th, 2005, 09:29 PM   #7
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Nice pics! I have been in Yalova one month ago arriving by ferry from Pendik travelling to Bursa. My question is, how the town got over the devastation of the 1999 earthquake? As i remember there was a severe damage of the coastline due to a small tsunami and also massive collapse of buildings. I suppose the pics are after the earthquake, you don't realize there was such a big devastation.
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Old November 15th, 2005, 10:57 PM   #8
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Wow, the city is so very tidy. Awesome pics.
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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:56 PM   #9
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I like Yalova, I've been there several times in the past.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 11:08 AM   #10
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Nice pics! I have been in Yalova one month ago arriving by ferry from Pendik travelling to Bursa. My question is, how the town got over the devastation of the 1999 earthquake? As i remember there was a severe damage of the coastline due to a small tsunami and also massive collapse of buildings. I suppose the pics are after the earthquake, you don't realize there was such a big devastation.
All collapsed buildings are cleared out and the damaged buildings are demolished/cleared. Environment got over the devastation but it left a big damage in all people whether they lost relatives or not. And without this earthquake, Turkish economoy would be boosting much faster now.
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I had stayed several times in a beatiful summer site called Aydinkent in Yalova when I was a kid. Then it got big damage in the earthquake, and they demolished it later. I had nice memories over there.
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I think this thread should be placed in the main Turkey forum.
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Old November 21st, 2005, 11:52 PM   #13
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Nice pics, especially the ones of the SPA

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What's the story behind this agricultural area on the coast (highly values land I suppose) surrounded by housing ? Was it preserved for environmental reasons ?
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 10:47 PM   #14
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as you can see there is a complex rght beside it (on the right)
it seems like a state institution,
and most probably t's the army's
in Turkey best and most valuable landsbelong to the army
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^ Is the Turkish Army dedicated to agriculture ? Maybe they grow some nice tomatoes
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Wow! i was surprise, Yalova is beautiful
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Old November 25th, 2005, 10:37 PM   #17
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Bravo Joya!! Very nice pics!!
I did not know this beautiful region , it is a nice surprise all the time for me to see new beautiful places in the turkish forum! (and i tell to friends also about them )
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^ Is the Turkish Army dedicated to agriculture ? Maybe they grow some nice tomatoes
hehehe As far as i know that area is not owned by the army...
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let's recall this thread. ad a late answer it's some kindof agricultural institute, i can't remember the name




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Beautiful, and excellent photography as well
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