Tokat Castle

Central Anatolia

Tokat's 5th-century castle was restored during the Seljuk and Ottoman eras but little remains today except the fine view. To get here, take the road beside the Sümbül Baba Türbesi; it's about a 1km walk uphill. Some female travellers have been harassed at this lonely spot so it's best to not head up here solo.

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