In Turkey's eastern Elazig region, Lake Hazar is luring summer visitors searching for a spot to cool off. Lake Hazar impresses visitors with its tectonic character, termed "the secret sea of the East," unusual scenery, natural charms, and tourism facilities. It is located in the Sivrice area, about 26 kilometers (16 miles) from the city center.
At an elevation of 1,250 meters (4,101 feet) above sea level, Lake Hazar offers many water sports, camping, and trekking options along its 56-kilometer-long shoreline between the Hazarbaba and Mastar mountains.
People are drawn to Lake Hazar because of the fresh air, clear water, and natural beauty. Lake Hazar is a critical location for the people of the region.
At an elevation of 1,250 meters (4,101 feet) above sea level, the lake offers a variety of activities, including many water sports and hiking opportunities. Between Mount Hazarbaba and Mastar, the lake's shoreline runs 56 kilometers (34.8 miles), making it excellent for individuals who prefer relaxing on sandy beaches.
A mystery 4,000-year-old underwater city sits beneath the lake's surface, said to have been submerged since 1830. The Turkish Ministry of Tourism and Culture is attempting to have this historic "Sunken City" included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.