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Altinbesik Cave National Park

One of the most interesting and well known caves in Turkey is located in Altinbesik Cave National Park situated 12 kilometers southeast of Aydinkent (Ibradi) and 55 kilometers north of Manavgat. Lakes and interesting rock formations witnin the cave area as well as travertines and streams make this area especially fascinating. Altinbesik Cave is situated on the western slopes of tne Manavgat River Valley and can be reacnea via the village of Urunlu which is an authentic village t hat is a must-see when traveling througn this area.

The 13th century caravanserai. Alarahan, wasbuilt by the Seljuk sultan Alaeddin Keykubat on the banks of the Alara River. On the top of a nearby hill the Alara Fortress commands a View of the whole area.


This site prepared by Tayfun Kalyoncu on 28.02.1997 and last updated on 11.05.1999.
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