Alanya Off The Beaten Path

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    Dim Brook

    by traveloturc Updated Apr 1, 2013

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    Dim Brook takes its source from the Taurus and flows to the Mediterranean sea from the east of Alanya; there are picnic areas on the coast of it which is 15 km inside from the coast of the Mediterranean. In summer the tables of field restaurants under the old plane trees are set in the brook. The guests sit there bare feet in the brook. In some restaurants, tables are on the rafts. The valley covered by forests is cool even in the summer. The commonly preferred dish in this area is usually trout. The trout are kept in the pools in restaurant gardens. They are usually fried, cooked in a crock or grilled.

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    Take a picture with a monkey

    by gugi66 Written Sep 16, 2011
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    There is a man that goes around the Ataturk street (main street) with a monkey in a diaper, if you want you can take a picture with the little thing.

    He takes 20 Lira (about 10 Euro) but you can haggle down the price more.

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    DimĆay dam

    by Bushman23 Written Jul 16, 2011

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    Me and my wife :)

    Following the road past all the Aqua Park restaurants, through a tunnel, and continuing up the other side, you can find several viewpoint overlooking the DimĆay dam, and the drive is definitely worth the view. The dam itself is pretty large (we only had a view of the bottom half & the wall), but with the mountainous surroundings it’s a magnificent setting for an afternoon drive!

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    The DimĆay River

    by Bushman23 Written Jul 16, 2011

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    One of the many restaurants

    We hired a car for a day and drove up the DimĆay River, and had one of the best days of our holiday! There is a fair bit too see and do along the river, including:
    Dim Magarasi – The Dim Cavern
    Several Aquapark/Restaurants along the way
    The DimĆay dam
    I have more tips describing each stop in more detail, but for this one, the river itself is the attraction. It’s a great drive up, very scenic, and it’s away from the hustle and bustle of Alanya.

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    Dim Magarasi

    by Bushman23 Written Jul 16, 2011

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    One of the many magnificent views within the cave

    The Dim Cavern is rather a large cave, to be honest, measuring about 400 meters, end to end. From the entrance you can either turn right, for a short 50 meter walk, or you can turn left, for a longer trek, measuring 350 meters, and ending in a small lake. The Cave is quite a busy place (plenty of tourists), but it’s well worth visiting anyway, as the stalagmites & stalactites are very well formed, and the cave is well preserved. (It’s been estimated at about 1 million years old). It was only discovered in 1999 (1984?). It’s a much more spectacular cave than Damlatas Magarasi, below the Castle in Alanya. Entry is 9.50 Lira per person.

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    White water rafting

    by Bushman23 Updated Jul 11, 2011

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    Found on Google - no cameras on the trip :p

    We've just got back from a day out rafting in the Koprulu Canyon, on the Koprucay river. In a word, it was Brilliant! After a 4 hour bus trip, we eventually found ourselves on the river, in a 10-man pontoon, with Mahmud, our guide. for 3 hours he took us down series after series of rapids, mostly grade 2 - 3, while entertaining us by teaching us to count in Turkish. We got to 10, and then forgot everything :) But the day was amazing, and the lunch (included in the price) was brilliant too - fresh fish with veg and salad, next to the river.

    The trip is exciting, but perfectly suited for an entire family - we had several kids on our tour, and all of them loved it, besides the cold river water! If you are looking for genuine extreme sports, this is not for you.

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    Winter Solstice Coming Up

    by RoyJava Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Before tourism the original settlers „Yoruk" (a nomad race) lived from farming, fishing and stock breeding. Living here in winter time (because of the pleasant climate) they moved up to the Taurus Mountains during summer. It was tourism again these nomads started to settle down, opening hotels, boutiques, knick-knack shops, and restaurants.

    Always happy and helpful. They do not get tired of the many visitors as they can use the whole winter to relax and be with their families. So there was us, two of the many visitors ... waiting for the Winter Solstice
    *kidding*

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    Go Bananas

    by RoyJava Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You can notice that the climate variations do influence Turkish flora and fauna. A lot of plants, fruit and flowers grow all around Alanya. Thee Alanya "dwarf" banana is well-known, tasting some sweetish. Go for a hike and see these trees, looking like really tropical views, even with bad weather ... Some tourists thought the trees were palm-trees ... like in Indonesia!

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    Pamukkale

    by Leipzig Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Okay, it's not off the beaten path, it's quite touristy but I think everyone who visit Turkey should see Pamukkale and the ancient town of Hierapolis.

    Go to my travelogue on my Turkey page to read more about.

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    Mahmutlar

    by Sirvictor Written Aug 15, 2009

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    clock tower at the centrum

    Mahmutlar is 10 kms east of Alanya. ýt was a little banana plantage village some 20 years ago. It is now a summer resort inhabited with mostly irish, english, german and russians. there are some irish & ewnglish cafes in Mahmutlar. The fruits, vegetable spicesand cloth bo marche bazaar is every saturday. There are 24 hours dolmus to Alanya centrum

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    A day at the lovely dimcay

    by Bosi Written Sep 16, 2008

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    Alanya is without question very rich variety, and offers its visitors a lot.

    But those who are looking for a beautiful and relaxing day in the green nature and want to enjoy swimming in a refreshing river, should visit Dimcay.

    How sounds that:

    -Arrive and relax.
    -Feet into the river and order your lunch.
    -Previously, a magnificent bath and then dine.
    -Then relax, maybe a little nap.
    -Then eat dessert or coffee and feel the relaxed atmosphere.

    Lovely ...

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    Dim Cave

    by traveloturc Written May 31, 2008
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    It is located 12 km east of Alanya, on the slope of Cebel-i Reis Mountain of 1,649 metres. It has an altitude of 232 m. The cave is introduced to the visitors in 1998 and it is the second biggest cave known to the visitors. It is estimated to be 1 million years old. There are two paths inside the cave one is of 50 m, the other of 360 metres. There is a small lake towards the and of the cave.
    The 360 m. Long path is prepared and illuminated, so as to provide a pleasant excursion offering a tremendous scenery of stalagmite and stallactite for the visitors. After the excursion you can go down the path to Dim Creek valley or you can take the walk up the cave from the picnic area near the creek. There is a panoramic view of Alanya Fortress at the slope where the cave takes place. There are public buses going to the cave. Entrance is due to payment.

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    Ulas Parc

    by traveloturc Written May 31, 2008

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    Ulas,which is also known with the name Emirgan is 5 km west of Alanya and welcomes the visitors with its new face after long years.The popular promenade gives service with its sunbathing areas,watching terraces,wide garden,beach,wc and restaurant units.Dont forget to attend the sunsets from Ulas

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    THE TURKISH COUNTRYSIDE

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 7, 2006

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    OPEN SPACES

    As soon as you are outside the hustle and bustle of Alanya it seams everything takes on a much slower pace of life, some of the countryside in Turkey is so beautiful and its hard imagin how an area of the country thats so hot in the summer can stay so green

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    STATUE OF ???????

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 7, 2006

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    STATUE

    Im not sure what this statue is about but it was very impressive to say the least, set in beautiful landscape gardens with lovely spouting water leading up to it, at a guess i would say it was a statue of Ataturk

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