20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Pokut Plateau stands on high mountains, being 2.050 meters high from the sea level and 21 kilometers away from the Çamlıhemşin district. Even though it looks near to Çamlıhemşin district, because of its rugged path, it takes almost 2 hours to reach to plateau. The word Pokut comes from Armenian, meaning “Windy valley”. Even if it is not exactly known when the very first settlement has been made, it is estimated 200 years ago. Being a small plateau, it has only about 70-80 houses.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Rize, Türkiye
Camera: FC2103
Copyright: © Oğuzhan Hacısalihoğlu