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Sultan Marshes National Park

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Turkey's Magnificent Wetland

Sultan Marshes National Park is located in Kayseri province, and also in the center of important tourism centers. The national park is a marvelous natural wonder to enjoy bird watching in Turkey, famous for its fresh and salt water ecosystem.

Sultan Marshes National Park

Sultan Marshes has been declared as a national park in 2006 and taken under protection. The national park covers of 24.357 hectares area in total.

The magnificent natural formation of the Sultan Marshes National Park has a rare ecosystem which is home to fresh water and salt water ecosystems.

It is one of the most important protected areas of Turkey, situated at the intersection point of two main bird migration routes between Europe and Africa. The national park hosts 301 bird species for nesting, feeding, breeding and immigration needs. There are also 428 natural plant species and 48 endemic species around Sultan Marshes National Park.

The mountains surrounding the park offer a unique panoramic view. The extraordinary composition of the reed beds and Erciyes Mountain is worth seeing.

Sultan Marshes

Sultan Marshes is the wide marshy area, situated at southern foot of Erciyes Mountain. The size of this marshy field shows seasonal changes.

Bird Paradise: With its many bird species, Sultan Marshes is also Turkey's second most important bird paradise and one of the 7 important wetlands.

Ramsar Convention: Due to its natural life in the list of category A, Sultan Marshes is among the few important wetlands covered by the International Ramsar Convention which is the intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

National Park Profile

Sultan Marshes National Park is located 70 km south of Kayseri province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey.

  • Beautiful landscape and wetland
  • Endemic plant species and fauna
  • Wildlife and bird watching
  • Spectacular panorama of mountains and reed beds
  • Eco tourism, photography, nature research

Sultan Marshes National Park, Turkey

Sultan Marshes National Park, Develi, Kayseri