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Deriner Dam, Turkey

From series “The Greatest Dams in the World”
Year: 2012. Height: 249 meters.

In Turkey on the Soruh river, one of the largest dams in the world was built, the height of Deriner dam is 249 meters. The developer of the dam project was the engineer Ibrahim Deriner. Unfortunately, he did not experience the completion of his own project. It has been decided to perpetuate the name of the engineer and to name the dam in his honor. It must be mentioned that the hydroelectric power station on the river Soruh, part of which is the dam, has a very unusual structure. The building of the hydroelectric power station is completely under the ground.

Deriner Dam, Turkey Construction work began in 1998. And already in 2012 the new water basin was filled with water for the first time. According to the approximate calculations, investments in dam construction amounted to about 2 billion US dollars, making this project even more impressive. The dam looks incredibly beautiful, on its crest stretches the highway and the majestic mountain landscapes with steep serpentines frame the dam.

Many tourists visiting this area leave the car in the Vorgebirgsbezirken and walk through the surroundings on foot. At present, Deriner Betonbogendamm is the highest dam in Turkey. One can hardly imagine that it is only a part of the unified huge project, according to which 17 existing power plants on the Soruh river will be built in a few years. Next - Inguri Dam

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Türkiye İş Bankası Atm' located in 3.23 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Central Rent a Car' is located in 4.5 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Petrol Ofisi-esatağaoğlu Petrol' in 2.77 km
Supermarket: 'Kılar Market' in 2.49 km
Parking: 'Otopark' in 3.27 km
Apotheek: 'Ömür Eczanesi' in 3.94 km
Police station: 'Çarşı Polis Merkezi' in 4.38 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Yusufeli Çağ Döner Salonu' in 2.51 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Batumi Airport BUS - in 53 km
 »  Erzurum Airport ERZ - in 147 km
 »  Trabzon Airport TZX - in 175 km
 »  Adler-Sochi International Airport AER - in 298 km
 »  Van Airport VAN - in 325 km
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Best hotels near Deriner Dam

Villa Art Hotel

Located in 4 km from Deriner Dam
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Rooms: 10
All rooms at Hotel Villa Art come with a sofa. Family rooms offer a Turkish bath. The suite come with air conditioning. Daily breakfast is served in … More: photo, rates and booking
Koru Hotel Artvin

Located in 5 km from Deriner Dam
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Rooms: 24
All units at Hotel Koru Artvin come with a balcony including a bath or shower. Some also have a balcony. A 24-hour reception provides room service … More: photo, rates and booking
Lapera Pension

Located in 27 km from Deriner Dam
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Rooms: 14
Pension Lapre provides wooden rooms with a balcony offering forest and mountain views. The en suite bathrooms include a shower and slippers. Heating … More: photo, rates and booking
Iremit Pension Macahel

Located in 36 km from Deriner Dam
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Rooms: 5
All rooms at Iremit Pension Macahel feature a private bathroom. They all have a fireplace in village style. Heating is standard. Daily breakfast is … More: photo, rates and booking

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