Saturday, 02 December 2023
The Healing Natural Beauty of Konya: Uyuz Lake

The Healing Natural Beauty of Konya: Uyuz Lake

Uyuz Lake, located within the boundaries of the Kulu district in Konya, captivates with its natural beauty.


A picturesque view has emerged at Uyuz Lake (also known as Kömüşini Lake), located near Kömüşini Neighborhood, which is approximately 30 kilometers away from the Kulu district.


The lake, which was declared a protected area in 1992 and gained the status of a special conservation area due to the breeding population of the Red-crested Pochard, has become a popular destination for locals as well.


The residents living near the lake come here to harvest reeds from the marshes. Additionally, the surrounding agricultural lands also benefit from this lake.


The lake, located within the Konya closed basin and the sub-basin of Salt Lake also serves as a habitat for various species of birds during migration periods.


With recent rainfall, there has been an increase in the water level of the lake.


Residents from cities and districts such as Konya, Ankara, Kulu, Gölbaşı, Şereflikoçhisar, Bala, and Haymana come here to relax and take the opportunity to observe birds through the bird observatory established in the area.