Our National Park number which is 44, increased to 45 with the presidential decree published in the Official Gazette dated August 15, 2019.
As a result of studies carried out by the Directorate General for Nature Conservation and National Parks, the area at Siirt provincial borders was declared as "Botan Valley National Park". With the decision of National park signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the area of 11 thousand 384 hectares located at the borders of Siirt Center, Tillo and Eruh district was conserved.
Botan Creek, which is one of the source values of the National Park, offers visitors a beautiful view with its live landscape and variable geological structure. In the area, which is home to many creatures, freshwater fish and waterfowls such as cormorants and egrets live.
Besides its natural beauties Botan Valley National Park Cultural contains as well as historical values, it is also observed cultural values dating from the Assyrian Empire within its borders. Many historic roads and parts of the historic Silk Road, which are also used as transportation, also remain within the National park area. Many of these roads date from the era of the Assyrian trading colonies and were built as stone slabs, depending on the state of the land. The existing stone pavement roads continued to be used in the Roman period.
The area is also home to many cultural values from a religious point of view. Known in history as the "Incident of Light" is the source values of the National Park. This mechanism prepared by Ibrahim Hakkı in the 18th century, for the illumination of his master Ismail Fakirullah's tomb, is the most important indicator of the interest of the positive sciences at that time. The declaration of the National Park will play an active role in the promotion of the works of Ibrahim Hakkı regarding space sciences and other positive sciences.
It is also possible to see many churches and chapels within the area.
The area has a potential in terms of tourism as today photo safari, paragliding and water sports is made in the area.