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Culture And Activity Tourism


In Konuralp, you can taste numerous natural and delicious fl avors, trace the signs of Roman and Ottoman histories, pick your own vegetables and fruits within the scope of ecotourism, and participate in the cow milking activities. You can enjoy your time alone in nature by trekking along the Melen Stream. The samples from the Anatolian tradition in Konuralp Museum, ruins from the Roman era, the ancient city Prusias ad Hypium, which is described as the Ephesus of the Black Sea, natural beauties and fl avors await you in Konuralp.

Trekking & Camping
A paradise within history, by the Melen Stream, surrounded with hazelnut gardens... The world tourism destination Konuralp is your point of rendezvous with nature through its trekking, camping and caravan routes.

Trekking Routes
Konuralp, Horse Gate, Kirk Basamaklar (Konuralp Ancient Amphitheater), Cin Bayiri, Aqueducts, Asar Hill, Hakkiyisi, Kas Basi, Gucca Alti, EYEA Ecotourism Farm, Roman West City Walls, Konuralp Center, Horse Gate and Finish. The Konuralp route is 3.5 km long. The routes have been fi nalized by the help of Google Earth. Large signs have been prepared in Turkish and English. Historical information signs on Konuralp and Kemerkasim have been prepared for the visitors.

Ancient Roman Bridge
It extends over the Tabak stream west of Düzce-Akçakoca highway. It is the most intact and best-preserved one of 3 surviving Roman era bridges in Turkey. In the year 2011, the ancient bridge was unearthed by Düzce Konuralp Museum Directorate through a rescue excavation intended for restoration. The three-arch bridge the north abutment of which could not survive is 30.25 meter long. The real length of the bridge together with the north abutment, on the other hand, is 39.20 meters. Except for the 10-cm deck slab protrusions at the eastern and western edges of the bridge, it is 4.80-meter wide. The main arch depth of the bridge is 3.17 meters.

Horse Gate
Located in the Çiftepınarlar Quarter, the 1st group monumental building Horse Gate and the city walls, which are its extensions, constitute the entrance gate of the ancient city Prusias ad Hypium. The city walls have been used as spolia during repairs made in different eras. The door lintel with horse reliefs is made of the local limestone.

The aqueduct ruins of the water system of the city prove that water was being carried to city from a far distance. In the 3rd century A.D., Gavinius Sacerdos, one of the leading aristocrats of the city, provided financial assistance for construction of the aqueducts. In the early 2nd century A.D., P. Domitius Lulianus provided financial support to the efforts to bring water to the city. The aqueducts can be seen in Kemerkasim Village and Konuralp town only. From the aqueducts located in the acropolis of Konuralp town, 11 abutments have survived to the present day.
The Off-Road works carried out in addition to tourism activities performed within the scope of the “Project: Konuralp is becoming a World Tourism Destination” add further richness to the region. Discover nature and adrenaline with Off-Road on Konuralp- Kemerkasim Track.

Grinding Wheat In Large Stone Mortar
Grinding wheat in large stone mortars to make keskek from wheat is a very old tradition. Let’s grind our wheat in large stone mortars in company with village folk songs, and revive this almost extinct tradition of ours together.

Grinding Corns In Hand Mill
How about experiencing the traditional methods such as grinding and splitting corns in obsolescent hand mill?

Making Of Village Bread With Belamur And Village Baklawa On Wood Fire In Adobe Oven
You can bake your own bread yourself with the wheat you will grind in large stone mortar or corn you will grind in hand mill, and have your breakfast with your natural bread.You can never have enough of the “village bread” made of dough kneaded with a yeast dated 400 years back, baked on wood fire in adobe oven and the “village baklawa” made of homemade baklava phyllo, kneaded with its own special yeast, and special ingredients made of hazelnut and walnut, which are plenty in the region. This delicious bread you can make together with the village people is offered with village butter and village acuka (a kind of breakfast spread) right out of the oven.
Making Of Natural Vinegar, Pickle, Jam
Konuralp that has rather ferti le lands in consequence of its geographical locati on and favorable climati c conditi ons is also very rich in terms of fruits and vegetables. With each passing day, the value of the village-made products has been increasing gradually. Our visitors process the fruits and vegetables they pick together with the village people, and enjoy making natural and additi ve-free vinegar, pickle and jam from them.

Milking, Egg-Gathering
You experience in Konuralp the taste and pleasure you cannot fi nd in the city life. You can milk your organic milk and gather your organic egg yourself. These acti viti es regarded as routi ne works in our villages are considered rather entertaining by the visitors. The products such as yogurt, cheese, ayran made of that milk are later eaten and drunk by all the people there. Searching for eggs in the laying nest turns into an entertaining acti vity in Konuralp.

Picking Fruits And Vegetables
Each season has its own diff erent smell and taste... In Konuralp, you can pick the fruits and vegetables of the season within the scope of ecotourism and live the natural life to your heart’s content. You can parti cipate in the acti viti es such as picking fruits from the branches and shaking off mulberries by spreading tablecloths under the trees.
Learning The Plants
In Konuralp, you discover the world of plants and fi nd opportunity to examine and photograph numerous diff erent plant species.
Kemerkasim Ecovillage Henna Night Concept, Merriment Entertainments
You can witness the special local traditions and participate in these entertainments as well.

> Merriment:
> The folk songs like sürütme, mavili mor çiçek, yüksek yüksek tepelere ev kurmasınlar, and various gipsy songs are played and sung.
> Folk songs sung while applying henna: Altın tasta kınam ezilsin, yüksek yüksek tepelere ev kurmasınlar (sung by Hacer Çetin)
> Phrases said while applying henna: “May her meal be sweet; may she be loyal to her husband, protect her home and village; may God make she laugh”
> Foods offered in the henna activity: Corn cooked in ash, bride’s sherbet