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5.7 km (3.5 miles) NW of Beşkardeş, Konya, Turkey
Approx. altitude: 1063 m (3487 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 39°S 147°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: East view from confluence point #3: South view from confluence point #4: West view from confluence point #5: GPS #6: Team on the confluence point #7: On the fields road

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  39°N 33°E (visit #5)  

#1: North view from confluence point

(visited by Derya Duman and Tolga Kanık)

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Türkçe

11-Eki-2007 -- Kulu Makası'ndan sağa Konya yoluna (D 715) döndükten yaklaşık 13 km sonra rota modunda kullandığımız Garmin 60 Csx GPS'imiz bizi uyararak sağa dönmemizi söyledi. Biz de noktaya üzerine gidecek şekilde tarlalardan ve patikamsı yollardan noktaya 1.32 km kadar yaklaştık ve koşarak hedefe ulaştık.

Alabildiğine uzanan düz Konya Ovası ülkemizin güneyini kaplayan Toros Dağları'nın engebeli arazisine oldukça tezat teşkil ediyordu. Bu ıssız ve sonsuz düzlüklerde anayolun gürültüsünden başka hiçbir izi yoktu. Ovanın üzerinden güneşin batışını seyredip birkaç kare fotoğraf çektikten sonra arabamıza dönüp üçüncü hedefimiz olan 38N 33E noktasına doğru devam ettik.

  • Yürüyüşe başlayış / Start on foot: 17:35
  • Noktaya varış / noktadan dönüş – Arrive in / return from the confluence: 17:50 – 18:10
  • Toplam yürünen mesafe / Total distance on foot: 2.64 km
  • İrtifa / Altitude: 1059 m
  • Sıcaklık / Temperature: 23.9°C
  • Ankara'dan Toplam Mesafe / Total distance by car from Ankara: 185 km

English version

11-Oct-2007 -- Continued from 40N 33E.

We turned right into the highway D 715 (Konya) at Kulu junction and drove further 13 km due south till our Garmin 60 Csx GPS warned us to take the dirt road turning on our right. The route finder mode of our GPS came in very handy since that road let us approach 1.32 km near of the point. Having left our car, we went in haste all the way to the Confluence. We took superb shots of the sunset. There was nothing but the hum of the highway on this vast and lonely plain.

Konya plateau, the largest plain of Turkey is certainly making a huge contrast to the Taurus Range circumventing it in the South. Turkey is in fact the second largest pasta producer of the world and all the grain including durum wheat for pasta and bread production is harvested across these fields. It was time we moved on to our third point 38N 33E.


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#1: North view from confluence point
#2: East view from confluence point
#3: South view from confluence point
#4: West view from confluence point
#5: GPS
#6: Team on the confluence point
#7: On the fields road
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