A CONSCIOUS TOURISM
Mudurnu offering its cultural legacy and historical urban structure to the economy with the tourism due to the cooperation with the Governorship of Bolu. the Union of Historical Cities. CUKUL and the Chamber of Architects conducted and still conduct these activities without permitting the rentier economy to spoil the tourism.
The Mayor of Mudurnu Mehmet Karakagoglu had delivered the following speech at the ceremony of “the Success Prize of the Best Preserved City” given by the Union of Historical Cities: “The Mayor of Varna who had been invited to our district had stated the following: The bigness of a city is evaluated not with the population but the cultural and historical legacy and the importance attributed to this legacy. For that reason. Mudurnu is a big town.’
We never forgot these words. We owe greatly our modest success in offering the cultural legacy and historical urban structure to the economy within a functional context to these words and our dialogues with the Union of Historical Cities and (JEKUL…”
HISTORICAL PLACES TO BE VISITED
Mudurnu. one of the examples showing the conscious practice of tourism in the sustainable development is not only important with its mansions but also with its cultural and historical legacy. The past of Mudurnu dates back to Bithynians in 2000 BC. The names of Komo- polis.
Muderlu, Madra Metrani, Mederni and “Moderna” originating from the daughter of the Byzantine Prince have been transformed to the current Mudurnu. Mudurnu which had been an important settlement in the Middle Age due to its location on Silk Road was annexed to the Ottoman in 1307 by Samsa Cavus It had been the production center of “needle” of the Ottoman and sup-ported the National Independence Army; it provided an important strategic support to the Nationalists since it cut off the communication between the rebeilioous regions.
In Mudurnu, one of the districts providing the best conservation for the cultural and historical legacy until today, Yildirim Beyazit Mosque, Yildirim Beyazit Turkish Bath, the market where the tradesmen make still “Akhiprayer” each Friday, the shops selling the traditional handicrafts and the streets are worth visiting.
LAKES AND THERMAL SPRINGS
Babas and Sarat thermal springs are located within the district borders of Mudurnu situated between Ankara- Bolu-Istanbul. 15 km. away from Abant Lake, 28 km. away from Sunnet Lake, 40 km.away from Suluklu Lake and 38 km. away from Karamurat Lake. Mudurnu surrounded with magnificent forests is also one of the important hunting centers of the hunting tourism.
CALL BY MUDURNU
In the district whose economy has been transformed following the economic crisis, the conscious tourism in-vestments started with the leadership of the municipality have been a matter of interest for the private in-vestment due to the economic income providing emp-loyment. On the other hand, the natural agricultural products are marketed due to the tourism activities.
The house wives started to sell souvenirs. The phrase “Mudurnu resembles its mountains. It gives out a sound but it cannot move, it waits that you go to it” is no more valid; now, Mudurnu including the mountains gives out a sound with the tourism so that you go there… Contact. The Municipality of Mudurnu, tel: (0.374) 421 30 31.
The Mayor of Mudurnu Mehmet Karakasoglu playing a leading role in shaping the future of the district.
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