Taurus Mountains, Adana

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The Taurus Mountains are a mountain complex in southern Turkey, dividing the Mediterranean coastal region of southern Turkey from the central Anatolian Plateau. The system extends along a curve from Lake Eğirdir in the west to the upper reaches of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in the east. It is a part of the Alpide belt in Eurasia.The Taurus mountains are divided into three chains from west to east as follows; Western Taurus Akdağlar, the Bey Mountains, Katrancık Mountain, Geyik Mountain Akçalı Mountains, Bolkar Mountains, Anti-Taurus Mountains, Tahtalı Mountains, Aladaglar Mountain Nurhak Mountains, Malatya Mountains, Maden Mountains, Genç Mountains, Bitlis MountainsHistoryPre-history to early Roman periodThe bull was commonly the symbol and depiction of ancient Near Eastern storm gods, hence Taurus the bull, and hence the name of the mountains. The mountains are a place of many ancient storm-god temples. Torrential thunderstorms in these mountains were deemed by the ancient Syrians to be the work of the storm-god Adad to make the Tigris and Euphrates rivers rise and flood and thereby fertilise their land. The Hurrians, probably originators of the various storm-gods of the ancient Near East, were a people whom modern scholars place in the Taurus Mountains at their probable earliest origins.
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  • Great place to go by lift with amazing view. A must see and nice when the temperature is hot downstairs . Don't forget your camera !  more »
  • A tour posted from the resort via neckerman. Usually what skeptical about what it will be, but this time had a fantastic day. we started at an orange plantation for a nice juice and then to travel to a Roman village was just great. but when the highlight the green canyon by boat . what was this beautiful it is in the Taurus Mountains and has green water and beautiful mountains. from the boat still taken a dip in the clear cool water, after which weverder went for lunch. So beautiful we had not thought that it is his will. we have enjoyed and it is highly recommended
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