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==Understand==
 
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Samsun has a special place in the republican history of Turkey, as this is where the republic's founder, Kemal Atatürk, has set foot to start the War of Independence in 1919.
  
 
===Climate===
 
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
There are a lot of vehicles to get in. For example; Plane, Train, Bus, Car,…
 
If yo far away to Samsun, you can prefer the plane. But, plane is more expensive. Therefore, people prefers the bus or the car. However the plane is very fast and most safe vehicle.
 
 
If you are in Ankara, İstabul or İzmir, you should prefer the plane.
 
 
The local airport is called '''Samsun-Çarşamba Airport''' ({{IATA|SZF}}, {{ICAO|LTFH}}), 23 km from the city centre. There are flights from [[Istanbul]] and other big cities almost every day.
 
The local airport is called '''Samsun-Çarşamba Airport''' ({{IATA|SZF}}, {{ICAO|LTFH}}), 23 km from the city centre. There are flights from [[Istanbul]] and other big cities almost every day.
  
Bus is cheap a vehicle. Therefore, Turkish people usually  prefers the bus. But bus journey isn’t most safe. Because, at Turkish overland transport have an accident.
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Buses are a cheaper and slower alternative.
  
You can prefer train for trip but it can just prefer for someplaces.If you come to Samsun from İstanbul,Ankara,or İzmir, you can’t prefer train.Because there isn’trailway from Samsun to İstanbul,Ankara,İzmir.But if you are in Sivas ,you can prefer it.Train is very slow.
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Samsun also has a railway connection with the [[Central Anatolia|interior of the country]], with passenger trains plying the route between Samsun and [[Sivas]] via [[Amasya]] back and forth. As with the rest of Turkey, this is the slowest alternative for getting in.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
There are a lot of vehicles to get around. For example; Tram, Taxi, Bus or ''Dolmus''
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The city has a network of trams, buses, ''dolmuş''es, and taxis.
  
Tram is most common vehicle in Samsun. There are 21 station. First station is Gar. Last station is University. Tram is most safe and most comfortable. Tram moves to with electric energy.
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Tram, with its 21 stations all along the city between its terminii of ''Gar'' and University stations, is possibly the most useful option.
  
You can prefer ''Dolmuş''. What does ''Dolmuş'' mean? ''Dolmuş'' which use is a vehicle for transport in Samsun.It’s like a mini-bus. ''Dolmuş'' is very common here. If you want to go quickly,you should prefer ''Dolmuş''. ''Dolmuş'' is faster than other vehicles. There fore people prefers that. When you come first time,you should use those,you can find your destination easier.
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However, ''dolmuş'' might be a faster alternative, and the first timers in Samsun might feel more comfortable in taking ''dolmuş'' instead of a tram, as you can always ask the driver details on where to get off, etc.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
* '''Bandırma Ship replicas and models of Atatürk and his comrades'''
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* Replica of '''SS ''Bandırma'''''. This is the replica of the ferry that took Kemal Atatürk from Istanbul to the port of Samsun. Inside, there is a collection of photographs of Atatürk and his comrades. You can also watch a short film.
Firstly, you should visit Bandırma Boat. Independent War had started in Samsun, Bandırma boat by Atatürk. In Bandırma boat has a lot of historical photographs about Atatürk and his friends. You can read about the war and watch a short film.
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Absolutely you should see the sculptures like lively person in Cumhuriyet Center. They are wonderful.
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*'''Sculptures''' in the Cumhuriyet Center are a must-see.
  
* '''Museums'''
 
Other places where you can see, Gazi museum in Mecidiye and Etnografya museum nearly Cumhuriyet Center. Gazi museum tells you about Atatürk’s life in Samsun. You can see his clothes and his special things and you can see historical and amazing objects in Etnografya museum.
 
  
* '''Amisos Hill'''
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* '''Museums'''. Gazi Museum in Mecidiye is a witness to Atatürk's activities while in Samsun. It collection includes some clothes and personal paraphernalia, purportedly belonging to himEthnographic Museum near Cumhuriyet Center is dedicated to local history and artifacts.
There is an amazing sea view. There are some historical skeletoms. There some cafesYou can go there by cablecar or you can go by car. If you don`t want use this vehicle, you can walk up from Baruthane.
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* '''Kızılırmak Delta'''  
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* '''Amisos Hill''' offers an amazing sea view, as well as some cafes. Take either the cable car or a taxi, or walk uphill from Baruthane.
It name is coming from it`s color. Red river the longest river in Turkey.  It is lonkies  1.355 km.  it is fed by rains water and snows water meet. It has 320 different  varietics  of birds and lots of fishes.
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* '''Mosques'''
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* '''Kızılırmak Delta'''. This is the delta plain of Turkey's longest river (1355 km source to sea), Kızılırmak (literally "red river", due to its colour). The delta is great for birdwatching (320 species of birds call there home) as well as for fishing.
Göğceli ( without nails ) Mosque.
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* '''Göğceli Mosque''', Çay Mahallesi (''inside Göğceli cemetery''). One of the rare wooden mosques in Turkey, this one dates back to 1206, and its construction does not involve even a single nail (all wooden plates were inserted through each other).
 
The place is very interesting because It is mysterious, It happened in onenight and without nail. It’s been in cemetery. When you go you can perform the ritual prayer in Göğceli mosque and you can pray. It’s up to you.
 
The place is very interesting because It is mysterious, It happened in onenight and without nail. It’s been in cemetery. When you go you can perform the ritual prayer in Göğceli mosque and you can pray. It’s up to you.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
  
* '''Boat Trip'''
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* '''Boat trip'''. A trip along the coast which takes 2 hours, on a boat named ''Samsunum'' ("my Samsun").
In addıtıon, you can go on with ‘SAMSUNUM’ ship on Black Sea . this trip spends  2 hours and you can see all beach of Samsun.
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* '''Horse Farm'''
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* '''Horseriding'''. There is a course in town.
You can do a lot of things for relaxing. If you like animals, I think the most honest animals are horses. In Samsun, there is a horse farm and you can go course in there. If you know riding horse, you can ride a horse without courses.
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* '''Fishing'''
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* '''Fishing'''. Black Sea is rich in fish varieties.
You can catch fishes. There are a lot of kind alive in the Black Sea.
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* '''Beach'''
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* '''Beaches'''. In Samsun Beach, there are nice cafes.
You can swim. After you have a rest at beach. In Samsun beach, there are a lot of beautiful, enjoyable cafes. You` ll love HERE.
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===Arts===
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*'''Arts'''. If you are interested in arts, you will find a thing or two that you might like. There is a very large and interesting opera building with weekly shows.
If you interest in arts, you find a lot of places and things in Samsun. There is a very big  and interesting opera building. Each week, there are a lot of nice plays are showed people.
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* '''Festivals'''
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* '''Festivals'''. Two festivals are celebrated annually in the city. Some competitions are held during the '''Bike Festival'''. On the other hand, concerts of popular singers are to be found during the '''Festival of OMÜ''' (''Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi'', the local university). Both festivals are usually celebrated around the end of June.
There are two different and enjoyable festivals in Samsun. These festivals start to become traditional. First festival is about bikes and kites. Every year, we do some competitions and they are very enjoyable. Second festival is in OMU. Omu is a university in Samsun. During the festival, there are some concerts and a lot of famous singers in Turkey come to Samsun. These festivals usually make in the end of June.
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===Sport===
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===Sports===
  
* '''Paintball'''
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* '''Paintball'''. There is a paintball ground in the locality known as Körfez, somewhat far from city centre.
Paintball is one of the most enjoyable play for Samsun people. Every time you  can play it and enjoy. Paintball is played in Körfez. Körfez is so far to city center and there are empty area in there , so this advantage for paintball.
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* '''Go Kart'''
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* '''Go Kart'''. There is a go kart course in Batıpark.
Go kart is another activity which you can do in Samsun. There are go kart area in Batıpark. Batıpark is big and suitable for go kart. That is so exciting!
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* '''Waterskiing'''
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You can do waterskiing in Samsun. It is not popular , but if you know waterskiing , you can do it on Black Sea.
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==Eat==
 
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
* [[Amasya]] to south is a pleasant riverside city with whitewashed houses and plenty of other historic attractions.
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* [[Amasya]] (3.5 hours) to south is a pleasant riverside city with whitewashed houses and plenty of other historic attractions.
 
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* [[Sinop]] (3 hours) to west is a historic city enclosed by preserved ancient walls on what is the tip of Anatolia's northernmost cape.
Overland transport: Amasya, Tokat, Ordu and Sinop cities are Samsun’s neighbours.
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* [[Ordu]] (2.5 hours) to east is on the way to more popular cities and sites of eternally rainy and green [[Eastern Karadeniz|Eastern Black Sea]].
Samsun between Amasya is 3,5 hours.
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Samsun between Tokat is 3 hours.
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Samsun between Sinop is 3 hours.
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Samsun between Ordu is 2,5 hours.
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If you get out in Samsun,only you can prefer train for someplaces.You can go by train Amasya but you can’t go Sinop Tokat, Ordu.You should prefer bus.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 21:14, 13 May 2012

Samsun is a city in the Central Karadeniz region of Turkey.

It is the largest city and port on the Turkish Black Sea coast.

Contents

Understand

Samsun has a special place in the republican history of Turkey, as this is where the republic's founder, Kemal Atatürk, has set foot to start the War of Independence in 1919.

Climate

Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°C) 10 11 12 15 19 23 27 27 24 21 17 13
Nightly lows (°C) 3 3 4 7 12 16 18 18 16 13 9 6
Precipitation (mm) 74 66 69 58 46 38 38 33 61 81 89 86
Daylight (hrs/day) 3 3 4 5 7 9 10 9 7 5 4 3
Water (°C) 7 8 8 12 16 20 23 23 20 17 14 10

Get in

The local airport is called Samsun-Çarşamba Airport (IATA: SZF, ICAO: LTFH), 23 km from the city centre. There are flights from Istanbul and other big cities almost every day.

Buses are a cheaper and slower alternative.

Samsun also has a railway connection with the interior of the country, with passenger trains plying the route between Samsun and Sivas via Amasya back and forth. As with the rest of Turkey, this is the slowest alternative for getting in.

Get around

The city has a network of trams, buses, dolmuşes, and taxis.

Tram, with its 21 stations all along the city between its terminii of Gar and University stations, is possibly the most useful option.

However, dolmuş might be a faster alternative, and the first timers in Samsun might feel more comfortable in taking dolmuş instead of a tram, as you can always ask the driver details on where to get off, etc.

See

  • Replica of SS Bandırma. This is the replica of the ferry that took Kemal Atatürk from Istanbul to the port of Samsun. Inside, there is a collection of photographs of Atatürk and his comrades. You can also watch a short film.
  • Sculptures in the Cumhuriyet Center are a must-see.


  • Museums. Gazi Museum in Mecidiye is a witness to Atatürk's activities while in Samsun. It collection includes some clothes and personal paraphernalia, purportedly belonging to him. Ethnographic Museum near Cumhuriyet Center is dedicated to local history and artifacts.
  • Amisos Hill offers an amazing sea view, as well as some cafes. Take either the cable car or a taxi, or walk uphill from Baruthane.
  • Kızılırmak Delta. This is the delta plain of Turkey's longest river (1355 km source to sea), Kızılırmak (literally "red river", due to its colour). The delta is great for birdwatching (320 species of birds call there home) as well as for fishing.
  • Göğceli Mosque, Çay Mahallesi (inside Göğceli cemetery). One of the rare wooden mosques in Turkey, this one dates back to 1206, and its construction does not involve even a single nail (all wooden plates were inserted through each other).

The place is very interesting because It is mysterious, It happened in onenight and without nail. It’s been in cemetery. When you go you can perform the ritual prayer in Göğceli mosque and you can pray. It’s up to you.

Do

  • Boat trip. A trip along the coast which takes 2 hours, on a boat named Samsunum ("my Samsun").
  • Horseriding. There is a course in town.
  • Fishing. Black Sea is rich in fish varieties.
  • Beaches. In Samsun Beach, there are nice cafes.
  • Arts. If you are interested in arts, you will find a thing or two that you might like. There is a very large and interesting opera building with weekly shows.
  • Festivals. Two festivals are celebrated annually in the city. Some competitions are held during the Bike Festival. On the other hand, concerts of popular singers are to be found during the Festival of OMÜ (Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi, the local university). Both festivals are usually celebrated around the end of June.

Sports

  • Paintball. There is a paintball ground in the locality known as Körfez, somewhat far from city centre.
  • Go Kart. There is a go kart course in Batıpark.

Buy

Eat

Pide is one of Samsun's delicious 'events' and has four different types available Kapalı, peynirli-yumurtalı (cheese&egg), pastırmalı-yumurtalı (spicy bacon&egg) and sucuklu-yumurtalı (Turkish wurst&egg) although there are some further varieties also possible such as spinach, kavurmalı etc.

The local people all eat pide every Sunday almost ritualistically.

These pides are totally unique to the city, so don't expect to find them anywhere else.

Drink

Sleep

  • Venn Butik Otel, Cumhuriyet Mahallesi Adnan Menderes Bulvarı No.325, Atakum, +90 362 407-00-01/02/03, [1]. Beachfront hotel.

Contact

Internet

Get out

  • Amasya (3.5 hours) to south is a pleasant riverside city with whitewashed houses and plenty of other historic attractions.
  • Sinop (3 hours) to west is a historic city enclosed by preserved ancient walls on what is the tip of Anatolia's northernmost cape.
  • Ordu (2.5 hours) to east is on the way to more popular cities and sites of eternally rainy and green Eastern Black Sea.


Routes through Samsun
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