district and town in Sinop Province, Turkey

Boyabat is a town in the Western Black Sea Region, Turkey.

Understand Edit

Boyabat is a small inland town somewhere in the middle of the Turkish Black Sea Region. 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 the 1900s. The new thoroughfare passes tangentially to the old town and attracts more business.

See Edit

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

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

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

Eat Edit

Sirik Kebabi (whole grilled lamb)

Drink Edit

Tea. Tea houses here and there!

Sleep Edit

Local provincial standard hotels.

Go next Edit

Routes through Boyabat
Ends at   (N / S)Kastamonu  W   E  → Junction   (N / S) → Amasya

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