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Boyabat is a city in Western Black Sea Region, Turkey.


Boyabat is a small inland town somewhere in the middle of the Turkish Black Sea coast. An ancient castle dominates the town, as well as the valley. Boyabat is known for its rice grown all along the riverbeds in the valley. Another product is bricks and tiles produced in factories outside town.

Get in[edit]

Boyabat is located inland from Sinop on the Black Sea coast, just south of Gökırmak River, on the roads connecting Kastamonu to Sinop or Kastamonu to Samsun.

Daily bus service to Istanbul (650 km or 8 hours ride).

Get around[edit]

Very walkable town center. "Eski Çarşı", old downtown, built in grid plan from after the big fire around 1900's. The new throughfare passes tangentially to the old town and attracts more business.

See[edit][add listing]

Kale (Ancient castle) on a rock which is dramatically cut in the middle by a small river running also through the town, Kale Bagi (park behind the castle), underground passages under the castle.

Do[edit][add listing]

Enjoy the market held on mondays in the old downtown, visit the market near the bus terminal. Enjoy the yearly fair starting second wednesday of october just outside the town center.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Cember (hand woven head scarve), Pıta (printed head scarve)

Eat[edit][add listing]

Sirik Kebabi (whole grilled lamb)

Drink[edit][add listing]

Tea. Tea houses here and there!

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Local provincial standard hotels.

Get out[edit]

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