Dubrovnik and Kravica Falls

Kravica Waterfalls on the River Trebizat, is definitely one of the places you must see. Right under the waterfall, there is a café-restaurant. Water falling from 20-30 meters high and 5-6 different spots is a beautiful view.

A natural pool develops where the water falls. One of the most important places for Bosnians to go for a picnic and have a nice time.

After leaving Kravica Waterfalls, we arrived to a little village. The village was very interesting. When Sari Saltik, one of the Khorasan Saints, died, he had 8 different coffins prepared beforehand. He was in one of the coffins. 2 of them were sent to Russia, 2 to Romania, 1 was buried in this village. Where other coffins were buried is not clear. Allegedly, the actual body was in the coffin buried in the village, which is made into a shrine now.

It was a Bektashi lodge until the 15th century but now it is Naqshbandi.  There is also an Ottoman house, made into a museum.

We parked our bus inside the village. Walked for 600-700 meters. It is full of pomegranate trees through the village. There is also a fiery river flowing through. Near the river, there is an old water mill. And there is small salmon pool next to the river.

Theres a restaurant under the bridge on the river with open sides, which has a 300-400 people capacity. We ate salmon there. There were very high cliffs right across where we sat. The start point of the river is a bottom of a cliff. There are holes like caves, where the flow of the water is really high. Which means an adult could not pass through this water and would flow away with it.

After the meal, we went across through the bridge and walked to the deepest point of the cliffs. There stands the shrine of Sari Saltuk. It is wooden and about 60-70 metersquares with 2 floors. The house there has wooden handcarvings. You can get to the start point of the water right in front of the house with stairs. But how deep is the cave, is not a question you can answer by looking. Very dark, bats and unusual birds flying inside and out.

There is a firman of Mehmet the Conqueror, dated 28 May 1463, hung on the wall inside the house. It is written in Ottoman, but also has Turkish translation for exposition. It has a picture of Mehmet the Conqueror on it. A lot of matter is on the firman but the main one is, “The ones that are not muslim, can worship in churches as much as they want. There will be no harm done to them, or the churches.”

And the matters are usually about the tolerance towards the minorities.

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 1942 Sinop Ayancık doğumluyum. Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi mezunuyum. Mecburi hizmet nedeni ile Hakkari, Yüksekova, Siirt’te görev yaptım.