Last year I went to Turkey. One of the exciting trip that I had was going to Sumela Monastery in Trabzon. The City of Trabzon is located in the Black Sea Coast of North-Eastern Turkey. This is the farthest that I have been to, although, I have only three airplanes to fly with unlike in my trip from Buffalo to Manila and to Laguindingan Airport. The airport near my province in Mindanao. Sumela Monastery was founded and built in 386 A.D. by the Greek Orthodox dedicated to the Virgin Mary at the Mela Mountain. This particular monastery is no longer in use according to its purpose but it is now served as a tourist destination. The Monastery is full of history and cultural significance. It was abandoned during the year 1923 after the exchanges of population between Greece and Turkey. The place is nestled with full of scenic green mountains at the altitude of 1200 meters above sea level. It overlooks the forest and rivers below. It is not only extremely popular by its history and cultural significance but also popular for its aesthetic attraction. It has several chapels, kitchen, guesthouse, student rooms, and a library. We went there by bus and we travelled at about 3 hours from the city centre of Trabzon.

The extremely popular Sumela Monastery due its aesthetic attraction, historical, and cultural significance.

The extremely popular Sumela Monastery due its aesthetic attraction, historical, and cultural significance.

 

The interior of the Sumela Monastery that includes among others, Chapels, Kitchen, library, student rooms, and guest rooms.

The interior of the Sumela Monastery that includes among others, Chapels, Kitchen, library, student rooms, and guest rooms.

 

Vandalised wall painting in one of the rooms of Sumela Monastery

Vandalised wall painting in one of the rooms of Sumela Monastery


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