Located in Northeast Anatolia, Kars has an important tourism potential with its cultural heritage bearing the traces of various civilizations as well as its natural beauties.
The gateway to Anatolia from the Caucasus, Kars is an ancient city that has witnessed numerous civilizations in its millennia of history.
You’ll want to touch the magnificent carpets and rugs! Unique to Kars, these hand-knotted rugs are made using naturally dyed wool yarns, with patterns that feature local motifs.
The Kars cuisine is largely based on flour, legumes and animal products. Among the local specialties are Kars pastries and desserts such as hangel, kete, halva, and hörbe (hörre).
Lake Kuyucuk, one of the natural values of Kars, welcomes visitors from around the world to view its 207 bird species.
Set along the Kars-Ardahan Road, the Susuz Waterfalls (Susuz Şelalesi) flow from a height of about 75 meters. The valley surrounding the waterfall is a natural habitat for 24 different bird species and various wild animals.