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A colour that changes the face of a village: Lavender Purple

Home to the biggest lavender fields in Turkey, Isparta’s Kuyucak village is renowned as the “Lavender Scented Village” with its glorious views and fragrant lavenders.

Home to the biggest lavender fields in Turkey, Isparta’s Kuyucak village is renowned as the “Lavender Scented Village” with its glorious views and fragrant lavenders. 

The period from mid-June to the end of July, during which the lavenders are tallest and most colourful, witnesses the most stirring period in the village. Lavender’s distinctive smelling oil is used in cosmetics and scented products due to its fragrant, soothing and analgesic properties. Lavenders are harvested in early August before being transformed into products such as lavender honey, tea, water, soap, dried lavender, and lavender pillows.

Offering nothing short of a purple feast for the eyes, the Lavender Scented Village also treats its visitors to a village breakfast featuring regional flavours served in traditional haircloth tents, lessons on how to extract lavender oil, and a chance to explore the fields on cycling and walking routes. Photography enthusiasts are treated to a perfect oppotunity to capture the fields and their ever changing bright colours from sunrise to sunset.

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