The Kirklar Masjid, located 3,200 meters above sea level in Turkey’s Black Sea region, is now a major tourist destination, according to news reports.
Built on a rock surrounded by cliffs in the picturesque Soganli Mountains between the Bayburt and Trabzon provinces, the mosque offers tourists a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city plus majestic mountain views and spiritual rejuvenation.
“It was an incredible view and experience. One has to see it to understand,” one visitor remarked in the mosque’s guestbook, quoted by Daily Sabah. “This must be the most beautiful place on earth,” another visitor wrote.
The mosque often appears to be floating on the clouds, which is a visual treat for the tourists. The mountain is inaccessible to cars, so visitors must walk all the way through the rocky ways to the mosque.