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Köprülü Canyon

Köprülü Canyon National Park
Köprülü Kanyon Milli Parkı
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Isparta
Köprülü Canyon NP
Location Manavgat, Antalya Province, Turkey
Nearest city Antalya
Coordinates

37°11′32″N 31°10′51″E / 37.19222°N 31.18083°E / 37.19222; 31.18083Coordinates: 37°11′32″N 31°10′51″E / 37.19222°N 31.18083°E / 37.19222; 31.18083

Area 366 km2 (141 sq mi)
Established December 12, 1973; 40 years ago (1973-12-12)
Governing body Directorate-General of Nature Protection and National Parks
Ministry of Environment and Forest

Köprülü Canyon (Turkish: Köprülü Kanyon) is a canyon and a National Park in the Province of Antalya, Turkey. Covering an area of 366 km2 (141 sq mi), it was established as a national park by the Ministry of Forest on December 12, 1973.[1]

The canyon is 400 m (1,300 ft) deep in some places and stretches for 14 km (8.7 mi) along the Köprü River. There are fish restaurants at the rest area; fresh trout is a specialty. The Roman Oluklu Bridge (Olukluköprü) over a tributary gorge and the Bugrum Bridge over the Kocadere stream were engineering feats of their time.

Getting there

The park, rich in flora and fauna and noted for its wild beauty, is 92 km (57 mi) from Antalya. Northeast of Antalya on the Side road, take the turnoff for Taşağıl and Beşkonak to reach Köprülü Canyon National Park. A circular scenic route criss-crosses the mountain stream, passing through extensive forests and over waterfalls.

References

External links

  • http://www.antalya-ws.com/english/nparks/koprulu.asp Pictures of the Canyon
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