Elazig Travel Guide

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Actually the city doesn't offer you so many things. There's only the Harput castle which can arise interest but if you are on the way of eastern Turkey or Iran you don't lose anything by visiting there and seeing the wonderful view from Harput.

Elazig is the only city in Turkey built according to a plan with all streets perpendicular to each other. Harput koftesi meatballs made with ground meat and bulgur(cracked wheat) is well known all over Turkey as well as icli kofte(ground meat and walnuts wrapped in bulgur). The second largest dam, Keban Dam  is located in the city. The near by Hazar Lake  atracts people during the summer time where one can enjoys the water sports.

Historically the Elazig and Harput were provided with ice in summer from the ice caves in the neighboring mountains.


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