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Ayder Yaylasi @ Rize-Turkey.JPG

Ayder is a yayla (summer resort) in Rize Province, Turkey. (The word yayla may also mean Alpine pasture.)


Ayder at 40°57′N 41°05′E / 40.950°N 41.083°E / 40.950; 41.083 is a typical yayla with no settled population; it hosts visitors during summers. The average altitude is 1,350 metres (4,430 ft). It is a part of Çamlıhemşin district of Rize Province. The distance to Çamlıhemşin is 17 kilometres (11 mi) and to Rize is 88 kilometres (55 mi).

As a resort[edit]

Although well known locally, the first mention of Ayder in official papers was in 1871 when the hot springs in Ayder were noted.[1] The temperature of the water is 550C (1310F); however, the most attractive feature of Ayder is its dense forestry and a number of waterfalls nearby. In 1987 the location was declared a tourist center by the government. Ayder is famous for its rhododendron honey, which is produced in beehives hung on trees.[2] It is also famous for its trout, which is farmed in abundance between Ayder and Çamlıhemşin.


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