20– Places to visit in Denizli


Being an industrial, export and commercial center, Denizli is also a university city with more than thirty thousand students.

Besides its historical monuments, it also attracts attention with its Aegean cuisine with its culture and delicious dishes. Denizli, which has been home to many empires throughout history, has many historical sites.

Denizli is home to the world-famous Pamukkale Travertines and has many historical and natural beauties to visit.

Tourism, Hotel and accommodation is also a province of interest.

Pamukkale Travertines: We added Pamukkalesi to the list of the 100 most beautiful places in the world . Pamukkale, southwest Turkey ‘until Denizli is a natural site in the province. The city springs and terraces of carbonate minerals and travertines from flowing waters.

Hierapolis Ancient City : Denizli province 18 km. The ancient city of Hierapolis, which is located to the north of the city, is called “Holy City Ar in the Archeology literature and it is due to the existence of many temples and other religious buildings in the city.

Although the information about the establishment of the city is limited; King of Pergamum II. By Eumenes BC. II. YY. It is known that Hierapolis, the legendary founder of Pergamum, was named Hierapolis.

Laodicea Ancient City : It is 6 km. north of the ancient city of Laodicea, geographically very convenient point and was established in the south of the river Lykos.

The name of the city is mentioned in the ancient sources as La Laodikeia on the shores of Lykos ”. According to other ancient sources, the city BC. Between the years 261-263 II. It was founded by Antiochus and named after Laodike, wife of Antiochus.

Kaklik Cave : Denizli 30 km. Honaz district is located in Kaklik Town. The caves form people’s first natural shelters. Therefore, it has attracted the attention of researchers for many years and has been the subject of detailed research. However, in addition to these features, the happiness of the discovery and course of the hidden beauties hidden in the caves gives people the pleasure of caving as a science in recent years.

Keloğlan Cave : The caves, which were evaluated in developed western countries and USA in the middle of the 18th century, started to be used in our country after 1970s for various economic purposes, especially tourism.

Dodurgalar Keloğlan İni Cave It is located on the eastern slope of Mallı Mountain, 3 km west of Dodurgalar Town, 18 km east of Acıpayam District, 60 km from Denizli. Denizli-Antalya Highway, which connects Western Anatolia and Aegean Regions to the Mediterranean, passes near this cave.

The total length is 145 m and it is a horizontally developed passage type fossil cave. The abundance of stalactites, stalagmites, milk, macaroni and cover dripstones inside the cave have turned this cave into a dripstone forest. Therefore, it is a very suitable place for tourism purposes. In 2003, tourism was gained and social facilities are available.

Acıgöl (Çardak Lake) : It is a tectonic lake. The area is 41.34km2. It is between Çardak and AfyonDazkırı. Lake feeds waters descending from Söğüt Mountains. The altitude of the lake, also called Acıtuz Lake, is 836m.

Burdur Lake (854m altitude), Söğüt mountain bottoms, sometimes 1-2 m above the coast of the bitter waters. These waters are thought to have come from Burdur Lake.

In the places where the waters of the Lake Acıtuz are drawn, a thin and white salt cover remains and the animals meet their needs by licking them. There are potassium, sodium and sulfate in combination with the goldeki salt. These items are evaluated by the establishments established by the goal.

Saklı Göl : It is a corner of “ hidden ” paradise like its name in a secluded corner of Denizli . An excellent market alternative for everyone living in Denizli.

because it is partly distant, it can create a disturbance within the bodies. which is perhaps the fatal beauty. Despite the years still remained untouched.

Yesildere Waterfall: Waterfall  spilled from a height of 55 meters creates an exquisite image. Yeşildere Waterfall , which creates a fascinating beauty with its snow-white water flowing in the greenery, is a must-see.

Yeşildere Waterfall is surrounded by trees in spring and summer with colorful flowers blooming in the beauty of nature creates.

There are also trout facilities around the waterfall. In the cool weather of the waterfall you can have a pleasant time sitting against the magnificent view.

Güney Waterfall : It is located within the boundaries of Cinlere Bay in Denizli, Güney. About 4 km south of the district. south of the river.

The waterfall is worth seeing in terms of its natural beauty. The hidden paradise, 70 km from Denizli, is the first degree protected area. It is formed by the waters coming from the slopes of Cindere Mountain, 3 km away from the southern district center. B. The waterfall which is poured into the Menderes River from a height of about 20 m with a coy, is calcareous and as a result of this, it forms limestone steps and various formations in the waterfall bed.

South Waterfall bridal veil, which should be watched from sunrise to evening, is created by Damlataş Cave, which is a stalactite stalactite with stalactite stalagmites and water droplets drifting over emerald green velvety mosses.

Karahayıt Thermal Springs : The temperature of the water varies between 420 degrees Celsius and 560 degrees Celsius. digestive system, stomach, intestine, liver, biliary tract is said to be good for many diseases.

It is also used as drinking water. The miraculous source of this water was registered by Ege University. It is an indispensable part of Denizli tour

Camlik Park : One of the most important features of Çamlık Forest Resting Place adjacent to Pamukkale University Campus is the possibility of a night picnic.

Because the area is safe and well lit, there is a picnic at night. There are two entrance gates, Çamlık and Kınıklı.

Pamukkale Archaeological Museum : One of the largest buildings in the city of Hierapolis, the Roman Bath has been serving as the Hierapolis Archaeological Museum since 1984.

In addition to the Hierapolis excavations, the museum also includes artifacts from the Lycos (Çürüksu) valley cities such as Laodikeia, Colossai, Tripolis and Attuda.

In addition, the archaeological finds obtained from Beycesultan Mound, which gives the best examples of the Bronze Age, constitute an important part of the museum.

In addition, the artifacts uncovered from some settlements in Caria, Pisidia and Lydia were collected and exhibited in Hierapolis Museum.

Atatürk House Ethnography Museum ; Denizli, Saraylar Quarter is located on 459 streets. Although there is no definite document about the construction date of the building; It is understood that the information we obtained from the public was made in the late 19th century.

The building is defined as Chios style due to its exterior structure, plan, form of windows and ornamental features. The two-storey building consists of a central hall and rooms opening to it.

The hall of the upper floor is opened to the exiting balcony which activates the facade on the front facade, and to the section rising up two floors on the rear facade and later added.

Temple of Apollo Lairbenos : This sanctuary dedicated to Apollo Lairbenos, an Anatolian God, was built by researchers WMRamsay, DG Hogarth and HA Brown in May 1887 on the southern bank of the Menderes River, 35 kilometers from Hierapolis. was determined.

Considering the other cult areas in the region, the Sanctuary of Apollo Lairbenos should have been built on the cult center, probably dedicated to the Goddess Kybele, in the early Emperor Hadrianus Period (AD.117-138) and immediately afterwards.

The temple of the god was placed at a point dominating Menderes Valley in the westernmost part of the sanctuary. Located in the northwest-southeast direction, the temple is in a plan type tetrastylos (four columns on the front) and corinthian on a high podium using the bedrock.

Alacain Cave : Alacain ruins, fortress, caves and necropolis are located. The tomb types seen in the necropolis are sarcophagus type carved on the rocks which have been turned into a sarcophagus type platform carved into the rocks.

The natural caves on the slopes of the steep rocks were used during the Byzantine period. To the southwest of the settlement, there are 4 shepherd houses belonging to Alacain Quarter of Acıpayam.

Tripolis Ancient City ; 40 km from the center of Denizli. away from the town of Buldan, Yenicekent Town and was established on the slope between the Menderes River. Tripolis is one of the ancient cities that have access to Central Anatolia and the Mediterranean Sea through the valleys opening to the west and north, the Çürüksu Plain to the southeast of the Aegean and its valleys.

Laodikeia, which was established in the Çürüksu Valley in the south of the city, is 30 km. 20 km from Hierapolis. Away. There was no precise information about the first establishment of Tripolis. However, the documents show that the first name of Tripolis was Apollonia and later it was called as Tripolis in the Late Hellenistic Period and that its first establishment was in the time of Lydian State.

Denizli Ufo Museum : Opened in 2002 in Istanbul, the Ufo Museum moved here in 2005. This museum in the city center is the 4th International UFO Museum in the world.

Other UFO museums are in Japan, the USA and the UK. On the other hand, it is the first International UFO Museum in Europe, Middle East and Balkans. As the name suggests, historical events related to UFOs are explained in the museum.

Honaz Mountain National Park : It is within the borders of Honaz District. It was declared on 21 April 1995. Mount Honaz National Park is located on the southern edge of Çürüksu Basin, which is a part of Büyük Menderes depression, on the border between Aegean and Mediterranean regions, southeast of Denizli city center.

On the south side of the mountain, which has an altitude of 2,571 meters, the flats lie at an altitude of 1200/1300 meters. The mountain, which is separated from the Valley of the Intestinal Stream and Baba Mountain in the west, is bordered by the deep valley of Kocaçay in the east.

Pamukkale Natural Park : This Natural Park, where Pamukkale is intertwined with nature, has beautiful cafeterias where you can relax, have tea and breakfast.

In addition, watching the geese and ducks in the middle of the pond and feeding them gives separate happiness. It is located just below the Pamukkale Travertines.

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