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Denizli

Country
Turkey
State
Denizli
City
Denizli
Type of Location
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Denizli Cardak Airport is about 45 minutes drive from the city center.The national carrier Turkish Airlines provide two daily services from Istanbul Ataturk Airport.Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is another alternative to the area.Denizli is about 260 km from the airport, a drive of about 4 hours (4 1/2 to 5 hours by bus) or 6-7 hours by train.

By Train

Currently there are trains only from Izmir to the city.The daily Istanbul service (Pamukkale Express) was suspended in 2008 due to track renovations and it is not certain when/if it will re-start service.Check with Turkish State Railways (TCDD).

By Bus

There are busses here (directly or indirectly) to and from Nevsehir (for Goreme), Istanbul, Fethiye and Selcuk (for Ephesus).In addition to these well travelled towns the extensive, reliable and almost always on time Turkish bus system links Denizli with almost any major city in the country.The most notable ones are Adana, Izmir, Istanbul, Diyarbakır, Ankara and so on. As in the rest of the country when you consider buying a ticket always try to use the well-known companies.Usually they have bigger signs in the otogar (main coach stations).Also, always check your departure time and gate as well as the destination.The agent most probably will not know any word in English so you may need to use body language instead.You can take a dolmus (minibus) from Denizli to Pamukkale.They run approximately twice an hour.

By Road

The extension of İzmir-Aydın highway to Denizli remains announced since years.Initial infrastructure is laid in Aydın, but the rest is yet to come and the present Aydın-Denizli road, although straight and flat, has a very high level of traffic, especially trucks, with each town along the road possessing its own industrial zone.

Key places to visit
Pamukkale, Laodicea on the Lycus, Mount Honaz, Hierapolis, Ataturk and Ethnography Museum


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Places to Visit

Pamukkale

in the province of Denizli is a natural position.The city of carbonate minerals in the hot springs and flowing water terraces, travertine covers.Turkey's Inner Aegean region, with a temperate climate, the Menderes River valley is located.Ancient Hierapolis city, the total length of 2700 meters, 600 meters wide and 160-meter-high white "castle" was built on.Pamukkale, Denizli can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley, 20 kilometers from the center.5-10 km near Laodicea is located in the ancient city.5 km ahead of the international thermal center Karahayit are village.Pamukkale UNESCO designated by the World Heritage List.The main industry of tourism. People washed pools for thousands of years.Than 20 middle of the century, on the ruins of Heropolis, causing significant damage to the hotels were.Was a way to approach the top of the valley terraces, and motorcycles, exit, and the slopes were allowed to disembark.The region is a world heritage mevkisi been reported, the hotels were destroyed, removed, and the lead changed place with artificial pools.Forbidden to wear shoes to protect in the water layers.Terraces of Pamukkale, precipitated by the hot spring water with a rock tortullu of travertine occurs.In this region, 35 ° C to 100 ° C temperature range up to 17 units there are hot springs.

Laodicea on the Lycus

6 km  north of Denizli near the village of Eskihisar.The city was established by Seleucid King, Antiochus II in honor of his wife, Laodice.This trading city was famous for its woolen and cotton cloths.A letter written by a Laodecian says: "I am happy.I have fortune and I am not in need of anything."Following a large earthquake which destroyed the city, what remains of the ancient city are one of the seven churches of Asia Minor, the stadium, the amphitheatre and the odeon, the cistern and the aqueduct.

Mount Honaz

is a mountain and a national park, located in southwestern Turkey, 17 km (11 mi) east of the province seat of Denizli. On April 21, 1995, it was proclaimed as a protected area. Honaz, Denizli's depending township that carries the same name as the mountain, is situated on the mountain slopes. At 2,571 m (8,435 ft), it is the highest mountain in Turkey's Aegean RegionThe mountain is covered with forests, which are particularly dense in its northern side. Ice and snow are omnipresent around its summit. There has been a project for establishing a ski resort on the mountain a few years ago when the province's marking governor, the late Recep Yazıcıoğlu was in office. However, these plans lie idle for the moment despite the suitable conditions the mountain offers for winter sports.

Hierapolis

is an ancient city located near Denizli.was founded by BC 2 century Rome which was dominated by the golden period of the city lived in these times, and earthquakes after the destruction of all Roman architecture adorned.Jesus disciples of St. Philippus's also gave religious significance to the city where the murder. MS 395 in Byzantium's then 1210 in the Anatolian Seljuks 'within the limits of the remains.Used for the treatment of Pamukkale groundwater (travertine) throughout history, with tourists attracted.Theatre capacity of 9,500 people due to the city's population is estimated to be between 95,000 to 100,000.


Ataturk and Ethnography Museum

Opposite the Kale Camii is the imposing Ottoman school building that hosted the Sivas Congress on 4 September 1919.Today it's the Ataturk Congress & Ethnography Museum.The entrance is around the back, opposite an army barracks, whose occupants are regularly marched in to pay their respects to history.The Ottoman ethnographical collection, displayed on the ground floor, includes a fine selection of kilims and carpets, some magnificent embroidery, a 12th-century wooden mimber from the Kale Camii in Divrigi, two huge carved ceiling roses, and relics collected from dervish tekkes (monasteries) closed in 1925.Upstairs, the Congress Hall is preserved as it was when the Sivas Congress met, with photos of the delegates displayed on old school desks as if awaiting a reunion.You can also see Atatürk's bedroom and the cable room that played an important role in developments.The other displays (mainly photographs and documents) are captioned in Turkish and a bit of French.

Right Time to Visit

January - May
August - December

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