Aladağlar National Park

National Park area situated within the Aladaglar which includes the summit of Taurus Mountain Ranges stretching along the southern parts of Turkey; is spread across the borders of Kayseri, Nigde and Adana. The National Park with an area of 55.064 hectares is rather remarkable for the geological formations that it shelters. Glacial lakes and Karpuzbası Waterfalls located in the region are the natural beauties worth seeing.

Anti-Taurus Mountain National Park has ideal locations for campers and is also preferred for activities such as climbing, trekking, fly fishing, etc. A cave located within the National Park became famous as the cave where the Virgin gave birth to the Jesus and creates a resource value in terms of culture tourism.

Flora: The flora in the National Park nesting 101 endemic plant species shelters some 88 endangered plant species. The difference in elevation, in excess of 2000 meters, between the highest and lowest point of the region, has enabled the Anti-Taurus National Park to possess quite a rich biodiversity. Some of the major plant species forming the flora in the national park are Black Pine, Red Pine, Juniper, Abies, Aspen, Oak, Cedar plant species and wild trefoil, Orchard Grass, Astragalus, Daisy, Euphorbia, Mullein, Thyme, Violet, Thistle as well as some Herbaceous Plants.

Fauna: The highlands in the National Park are the breeding grounds for grey partridge and king eagles. In addition to the wild goats encountered in almost every part of the regions, it is possible to see Wolf, Wild Hare, Fox, Spermophilus, Squirrel, Wolverine, Mongoose, Hedgehog, Indian Porcupine, Wild Boar, Marten, lynx, Ermine, Otter, Mole, Microtus, Pipistrellus, Rhinolophus, Hyena and Bobcats living in the national park.