Wednesday, January 11, 2017

AYVAT BENDİ NATURE PARK

Kemerburgaz, Eyüp - İstanbul - Turkey

GPS : 41°11'52.0"N 28°55'15.0"E / 41.197778, 28.920833

Ayvat Dam Nature Park / Kemerburgaz - Eyup photo ayvatdam_kemerburgaz106.jpg

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Ayvat Bendi Nature Park, meaning "Ayvat Dam", (Turkish: Ayvat Bendi Tabiat Parkı) is a nature park located in Eyüp district of Istanbul Province. Situated 9 km (5.6 mi) north of Kemerburgaz neighborhood of Eyüp, it covers an area of 50 ha (120 acres). It was established in 2011, and is one of the nine nature parks inside the Belgrad Forest.

Flora
Trees in the nature park area are (Quercus vulcanica), sessile oak (Quercus petraea), Turkey oak (Quercus cerris), blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Oriental beech (Fagus orientalis), sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa), common hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) and common alder (Alnus glutinosa). As shrub and bush species, tree heath (Erica arborea), butcher's-broom (Ruscus aculeatus), blackberry (Rubus), European ivy (Hedera helix), Smilax excelsa, catnip (Nepeta cataria) and aubretia (Aubrieata cultorum) are found.

Fauna
Common mammals of the park are wild boar, golden jackal, deer, roe, fox, wolf, weasel, hare and squirrel. Obsered bird species are falcon, hawk, magpie, crow, woodpecker, sparrow, finch and goldfinch.

Dam
Ayvat Bendi is situated 4,3 km in the northwest of Büyük Bent in the Belgrad forest. It is located over Ayvad Stream. The other streams flowing to this stream are Eşek Stream and Göller Stream. Past the dam, Ayvat Stream runs to the Kâğıthane Stream via Davutpaşa Stream.

Ayvat Dam (Turkish: Ayvat Bendi), which was built by Ottoman Sultan Mustafa III (reigned 1757–1774) in 1765 on the Ayvat Creek, a tributary of the Kağıthane Creek. The dam has a reservoir capacity of 156.000 m3. Ayvat Bendi is situated 4,3 km in the northwest of Büyük Bent in the Belgrad forest. It is located over Ayvad Stream. The other streams flowing to this stream are Eşek Stream and Göller Stream. Past the dam, Ayvat Stream runs to the Kâğıthane Stream via Davutpaşa Stream.

Parks area offers Autopark, Activity Area, Fountain, Buffet, Picnic Areas, Historic Building, Dam, Dam Lake, Aqueduct, Pool.

The nature park can be accessed from the west over Kemerburgaz or from the east over Bahçeköy, Sarıyer. City bus lines #42M or #42HM serve Bahçeköy from Zincirlikuyu and Hacıosman respectively, from where a taxi ride is needed.

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