Published on : Saturday, December 16, 2017
Northern Anatolia’s Karabük in Turkey which is an UNESCO world heritage site, popular for the well preserved Ottoman houses and towns, is now luring the international visitors for the glass terrace tourism.
The province now has one more center of attraction, a glass terrace looking over the İncekaya Canyon in Safranbolu district which hosted more than 450,000 visitors this year.
The glass terrace is the first of its kind in Turkey, was constructed in 2012. It is 11 meters long and can support up to 75 tons of weight.
It was inspired by a similar structure in Arizona in United States. This glass terrace is attracting thousands of tourists here. The glass terrace hosted around 100,000 visitors in the first two years but that number has skyrocketed recently.
Ömer Gülçimen, the general director of the company that operates the glass terrace, said that the number of visitors was increasing every year. They are the second company to operate the terrace. When they took over, the number of the visitors was around 100,000. That number has since tripled and hit 450,000 in their second year here. They want the number of visitors to climb in a stable pattern. After Safranbolu, this glass terrace was declared a protected site in 1994, more people have been coming to visit the city.
This glass terrace can carry 75 tons, but now they are limiting the number of visitors on it at one time to allow them to move freely.