Due to its fountains in the forests, the oldest civilization remains, clean beaches on the lake’s shores, rugs and carpets embroidered with Turkish motifs, healing waters, and agile Teke Region music and folklore, Burdur, also known as the city of lakes in Turkey, is one of the most important cultural and tourism cities in the nation. Burdur’s abundant flora and animals draw eco-tourism experts as well. Burdur welcomes hundreds of visitors each year and provides a variety of activities throughout the four seasons.
Salda Lake, which is regarded as Turkey’s Maldives due to its turquoise water and white beach, Insuyu Cave, Turkey’s first cave to be opened to tourism, and Salda Ski Center, which is well-known for its winter tourism, are a few of Burdur’s major tourist attractions. The ancient city of Kibyra is home to an odeion covered in a mosaic representing the mythical creature Medusa, making it unique worldwide, as well as the ancient city of Sagalassos, which is currently recognised as a component of Burdur’s UNESCO World Heritage. The Burdur Archaeological Museum, one of the few in Turkey, chronologically presents Burdur’s 9,000-year history with more than 65,000 artefacts.
Burdur, which has succeeded in becoming the Netherlands of Turkey in terms of animal husbandry and milk quality, produces 1,100 tonnes of milk per day and contributes to the expansion and investments that are typically mentioned in agriculture. Dairy cattle breeding, which has lately attained large numbers, is being done with modern methods. In the city, there are 195 thousand cattle, of which 362 thousand are small cattle. Natural stone deposits in the city have tremendous economic potential.
Burdur and our country are well-known in this field for their branding in the marble sector. In ten years, the local economy has been primarily driven by marble, which accounts for around 30% of the provincial economy. Traditional crafts are one of Burdur’s greatest treasures. When talking about weaving, Burdur Alaca and Burdur Cloth spring to mind. The region, which has a thriving culinary culture, has 9 geographically defined commodities.
Among the most well-known dishes are the Burdur Iş Köftesi, zucchini halva, and walnut butter. In the area, there are now farms for growing fruits and vegetables, as well as vineyards, orchards, sugar beet, anise, rose, lavender, fennel, coriander, maize, chickpeas, onions, potatoes, poppies, and tomatoes. The grape variety known as Burdur Dimriti is only grown in the Turkish town of Burdur. Kapari, also known as gebre grass, is sold from Burdur to 30 different countries. The Insuyu basin alone produces over 150 tonnes of green beans every day.