SAMSUN il Tanıtımı İngilizce

SAMSUN

Area: 9579 km²

Population: 1158400 (1990)

Traffic Code: 55

Samsun placed at the Black Sea Region is one of the region cities has highest tourism potential with , natural historical and cultural riches, opportunity of maritime, airway, air and railway arrival Samsun preserve its importance and property by time with being commence place of Turk Liberation War by arrival of Atatürk at the date of 19 May 1919 due to plan defense of Anatolia

Districts: Counties of Samsun are; Alaçam, Asarcık, Ayvacık, Bafra, Çarşamba, Havza, Kavak, Ladik, Ondokuzmayıs, Salıpazarı, Tekkeköy, Terme, Vezirköprü and Yakakent

How to Get

Roadway: coach station is at city center

Coach station Tel: (+90-362) 238 17 06

Railway: Samsun - Sivas and Samsun - Amasya railway connections are available Train station is placed at the city center

Train station Tel : (+90-362) 233 22 93

Maritime lines: ferry boat voyages to Samsun are arranged in June - Augustus months Port is in the city center

Port Tel : (+90-362) 445 16 05

Airway: Samsun airport is 19 km away from city center It is possible to reach airport with service busses departure from in front of THY office in city center

Airport Tel : (+90-362) 844 88 30 - 844 88 24 - 844 88 25

Where to Visit

MUSEUMS AND ANCIENT CITIES

Samsun Archaeology and Ethnography Museum: The construction of Archaeology - Ethnography Museum in the Fair area in Samsun began in 1976 and the museum was opened to visit on May 19th, 1981 The museum consists of a central hall and two other symmetrical halls The mosaic being exhibited in the central hall was made in times of Alexander Severus (AC 222 - 235), the Rome Emperor and was restored in Byzantine Times at the end of AC 5th century There are various mythological scenes on mosaic base made symmetrically There is a scene in the middle related to the Troia war including Akhilleus and Thetis; there are some portraits reflecting the seasons on the panels located on each four corner of this scene; and Nereids and sea creatures are described in the rectangular panels among the seasons Other than these figured scenes, there is a scene on a rectangular panel describing a sacrifice The remaining parts of the above mentioned mosaic are ornamented with geometrical and plant motifs

The Amisos treasury, which was found during digs carried out by the Museum Directorate in a grave of Amisos City, is also being exhibited in the central hall The jewelry (crown, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, buttons, cloth ornaments, rings, etc) which belong to a man, a woman and a female child are the most interesting works of the museum These works that belong to the Hellenistic Period reflect the art and workmanship of those times

The coins of Classical, Hellenistic, Rome, Byzantine, Seljuk, Ottoman and Republic periods are also being exhibited in this hall

The works of Calcolithic, First Bronze Age, Hittite, Hellenistic and Rome periods found in Samsun and its environs are being exhibited chronologically in the hall located at right side of the central hall The bronze, bone, stone and cooked soil works of Calcolithic, First Bronze and Hittite ages, which are found in archaeological digs carried out by İstanbul University in İkiztepe tumulus of İkiztepe Village in Bafra, carry a specific importance Bronze lance tip embossed at both sides is one of the samples that show high levels of İkiztepe people in metal art The skulls, which had operations that belong to the First Bronze Age and found in İkiztepe, constitute an interesting part of the museum The naked athlete statue (AC 1st century copy of the original specific to BC 5th century) being exhibited in this hall is one of the most popular works of the museum

Among the works being exhibited in the other hall, there are ethnographic works transferred to the museum from Samsun, velvets, napkins, sleeved short jackets, money and clock bags, hand script Korans, ornaments, weapons, kitchen materials, carpets, matting, etc

The works of Classical, Rome, Byzantine and Ottoman periods are being exhibited in the garden of the museum The pithos, tombs, steles, milestones, various architectural works and embossments are the most popular works, which draw attention of the visitors

AtatürkMuseum: The Atatürk museum, which was constructed as the 19th of May Gallery within the old fair ground, opened to visitors on 1 July 1968 The museum building which was constructed entirely with stones and coloured marbles, has a monumental and effective appearance The steps and reliefs representing the War of Independence in front of the building gives it a motion 114 works belonging to Atatürk are exhibited in the museum

The works in the museum are exhibited in three sections In the entry and exit section various books about Atatürk, the photographs taken during the arrival of Atatürk to Samsun are displayed in chronological order A panel, made of locally produced tobacco leaves and presented to Atatürk as a gift by the Samsun people, is also exhibited in the museum And in the glass showcases situated in the rear large rooms, various belongings of Atatürk that were brought in from the Ankara Anitkabir Museum, some wearing apparel such as hats, suits, gloves, etc and weapons, canes, cutlery, etc are displayed

At the right side of the centre large room's exit, a special section is situated for the rest of state high officials during their visit and to put down their impressions of the museum in writing

GaziMuseum: The Gazi museum is located on the Mecidiye Avenue at the Kale district in the centre of Samsun The walls of this two-storey building were made of bricks Lathwork was used in the inside Atatürk stayed for 6 days in this building during his first arrival to Samsun on 19 May 1919 In that time this building was known as “Mintika Palace” (hotel) During the second arrival of the Great Leader (20-24 September 1924), the subject building was presented to him as a gift of the Samsun People The Great Leader also stayed in this building during his third (16-18 September 1928) and his fourth (22-26 November 1930) visits to Samsun After the transfer of the building to Ministry of Culture by the Samsun Municipality and than, after its restoration and rearranging for exhibition, it was opened to visitors on 8 November 1998

Havza Atatürk House: The three-storey building is situated on the street Between 25 May 1919 and 12 June 1919 Atatürk stayed and worked in this building which was known as Mesudiye Hotel The room that Atatürk stayed is in the second floor The building which functions as a museum was transferred to the Ministry of Culture by the directorate of the Private Administration