Gundogdu is situated 160 miles (257 kilometers) northeast of the national capital Ankara.
You don't have to limit your tour to the points of interest in Gundogdu because the whole region has been graced with a treasure-trove of captivating sights and attractions. Inebolu, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the east, and Taskopru, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the north of Gundogdu are good places to visit if you're keen on learning more about this region.
Try popular dishes or beverages to discover the local culture. Don't wrap up your time in this region without checking out gerze nokulu (pastry with mince) and also kestane yemeği (beef and chestnuts).
The real spirit of a destination echoes not just within it's monuments and mountains, but also upon its native tongue. Making the effort to learn a few everyday Turkish words and phrases will make your experience in Gundogdu much more meaningful. "Benimle dans eder misiniz?" ("Would you like to dance with me?") is handy. You'll find that knowing "Nerelisin?", which translates to "Where are you from?", can really make you look good.
Republic Day is held on the 29th of October, so if you're visiting at this time, put aside your sightseeing and join in the local festivities with happy locals.
When your time is up in Gundogdu, pack up your camera and mementos, spend your last of your liras on last-minute souvenirs, and bid Hoşçakal (farewell) to this spectactular spot.