Malatya which goes back to the 5th century BC, was home to the Hittite, Assyrian, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman civilizations. Malatya is made up of 14 cities that stretch along the Euphrates River and are noted for their fertile soil, which produces a wide range of fruits and vegetables. Malatya, Turkey, is known for producing the best apricots, with the state exporting dried apricots to 122 countries in 2018 from its 8 million apricot trees (out of a total of 17 million)!
Malatya is a popular tourist destination for many people looking for Malatya tourism attractions because of its magnificent natural beauty. According to officials from Malatya state, the upper Euphrates River has a remarkable natural and historical beauty. Millions of people have lived in the Euphrates River watershed for many years. According to studies and excavations, human footprints were discovered on the river’s banks 7,000 years ago!
Tourism in Malatya Turkey
The watershed of the Euphrates River features a number of canyons, each of which is a beautiful natural scene of unsurpassed beauty. One of them is the canyons that encircle the Karakaya Dam. Because of its allure, it attracts a large number of people, as well as the region’s rich biodiversity.
Malatya Turkey is a must-visit destination in Turkey, especially for explorers, hikers, and water sports fans. The area is distinguished by high hills formed by geological fissures, and it acts as a haven for nature lovers looking to get away from the stresses of city life.
The Gunpinar Waterfall location in Malatya state, central Turkey, attracts visitors and photographers in the autumn because of its beautiful surroundings. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Directorate of Turkish National Parks have recognised the Gunpinar waterfall region, which has 243 waterfalls, as a national reserve.
Visitors can experience amazing moments as water pours from a height of 40 metres at the waterfall, which is 110 kilometres from Malatya and 5 kilometres from Darende. The freezing waters remind me of Pamukkale’s frozen waterfalls in Denizli in the winter.
Restaurants, cafés, mosques, and a 1.5-kilometer hiking trail are among the services provided by the municipality. Because of its pristine nature, mountainous groove, fish, flora, and waterfalls, the location attracts visitors and photographers.