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Tourism and entertainment
Sarikamis is a popular Turkish ski resort with a developed tourist infrastructure. The total length of its tracks is 16,500 meters, the longest track is 6,200 meters. For those who prefer cross-country skiing, the resort has special trails, one of which is 5 kilometers, and the other is 10 kilometers.
The range of heights at which the slopes are located ranges from 2200 meters to 2700 meters above sea level. A strong snow cover stays stable in this area for about 150 days, from November to March, reaching one and a half meters.
There are 2 chairlifts and 1 drag lift in the Sarikamis resort. At the service of vacationers - hotels, a restaurant, a ski equipment rental shop, a ski school, shops, discos.
Given the relatively large number of gentle slopes, this resort is well suited for families, as well as for those who have just started skiing.
In addition, Sarikamis is the starting point for excursions to the cities of Kars and Erzurum.
В Those who wish to Erzurum can visit the historical monument"Azizie Anity", which has a symbolic meaning and was erected in honor of the heroism and courage of Erzurum's warriors during the Russian-Turkish war, as well as the Chobandede Bridge 220 meters, built in the XIII century and connecting the banks of the Araks River.
In Kars, attractions such as historical monuments of the Urartu and Byzantine empires, as well as the hunting palace of Empress Catherine II, deserve attention. In addition, in Kars, you can visit the Church of the Holy Apostles, built approximately in the period from 930 to 937 AD, which became the mosque of Kumbet-Kamyi in 1998.
Interesting for tourists and such a historical monument as the Fort Kale (or the citadel of Kars), as well as the stone bridge Tash-Korpu, the construction of which dates back to the 11th century. A museum is currently operating within the walls of Fort Calais, and the adjacent territory forms a park. The citadel also houses the grave of the Muslim saint Jalal Bab, who lived in the XIV century.
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