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Amasya is a city in northern Turkey. Amasya stands in the mountains above the Black Sea coast, the city was built in a narrow valley along the banks of the Yeşilırmak River. The province of Amasya is known for producing high-quality, small but well-flavoured apples. Although near the Black Sea this area is very high above the coast and has an inland climate, well-suited to growing apples, for which the province of Amasya is famed.
With its Ottoman period wooden houses and the tombs of the Pontus kings carved into the cliffs overhead Amasya is attractive to visitors especially on a winter evening when fog fılls the valley.
The cuisine includes the local speciality toyga çorbası a soup containing yoghurt, hot or cold drinks.