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Buldan Attractions

Tripolis Ancient City

Tripolis Antique City; It is located between the Yenicekent Town of Buldan District and the Menderes River which is 40 kilometers away from the center of Denizli.
The Tripolis Antique City has transports to the Central Anatolia and the Mediterranean with the Çürüksu Plain and valleys in the Aegean south east with the waters leading to the west and north. It is 30 kilometers from the ancient city of Laodikeia in the same period, which was founded in the Çürüksu Valley in the south of the city, and 20 kilometers from the ancient city of Hierapolis.
The exact information about the first establishment of the ancient city of Tripolis has not been reached yet. Some documents have been found in the Late Hellenistic period, which are called Tripolis, indicating that the first foundation was by Lydians. But in some sources it is stated that Apollonia is the first name.
Despite being located in the ancient city of Tripolis, Lidya City, the important border that provides access to Phrygia and Karya regions is confronted as one of the agricultural and commercial centers. It is among the richest cities of the region with its establishment style and urbanism understanding, which is one of the cities covering a large part of the Çürüksu Plain, blessed with the alluvial lands carried by the waters of the Menderes River and the Çürüksu Stream.
Although the first foundation of Tripolis was in Lidyalılar time, the remains on the surface carry Roman and Byzantine architectural features and building examples in style.

Tripolis Antique City BC II. With hundreds of years and M.S. In the mid-1st century and IV. Many earthquakes and wars in the middle of a hundred years have been very damaged because of it. The city lives the most magnificent period in Roman times. The first excavations were carried out in the main cave of the Tripolis Antique City in 1993 and the Museum Directorate was excavated in 2007 after a break.
Major Constructions of Tripolis Ancient City
Tripolis Antique Theater: It was built in the center of the city’s current settlement. It was built in three parts, in Roman architectural style, Greek theater type, according to Araz.

Chapter 1 (Cavea): It is divided into three diazomas and built as a semicircle. The seating sections towards the orchestra section have been completely destroyed. The top and sides of the cavea have covered vaulted outlets. The seating stones, which have a capacity of about 8,000 people, are made of large marble pieces.
Chapter 2 (Orchestra): This section is completely underground and there is not much information available.
Chapter 3 (Stage and Stage Building): The upper structure of the stage building is ruined to the inside and outside. A few of the left and right retaining walls of the stage building are visible on the surface.
Tripolis Bath

Apart from the city walls that surround the city in the late period, there is a flat area 200 meters west of Tripolis Theater. There are 5 sections between the sections that are provided with vaults and large niches. Protecting the tradition of the typical Roman baths, the substructure and walls are made from cut-away travertine block material.

City Building

The City Building, which is a large structure measuring 40 x 65 meters, is located about 200 m south of the bath and the upper part is completely demolished. The city walls adjacent to the western wall of the structure, which is characteristic of Roman architecture, continue.

Structure with Aps

The apse is built on the inside of the rectangular structure with the upper part completely collapsed and it is located in the northern wall. Therefore, this structure is called the apse structure.

Castle and Walls

During the Late Roman and Byzantine eras, the city was surrounded by city walls, supported by bastions, watchtowers and thick walls. The city walls connecting to the tower on the highest hill in the north of the city are important for the security of the city and the high tower there is used to observe the danger from outside.

Waterways

Although the city was on the edge of the Menders River, the city supplied water from the spring water near the southern county, which is 25 kilometers away. The water was brought to the city with tunnels, tunnels and arches built on mountainous and rough terrain.

Necropolis

It is located on the eastern and southern slopes of the city. There are many rock tombs carved into steep and steep rocks here. There are burials in the lower part of the podium, and sarcophagi in the upper part.

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Laodikeia Ancient City

Denizli is a very old settlement. In the city, many works from antiquity are emerging. It was taken under protection in the remaining ancient cities. There are also antique cities that are under protection between frequented by tourists. In Laodikeia, people are attracted to different structures and materials used. You imagine life that dates back hundreds of years. You’re falling for time. Then you look at the world you live in. You can not say “Who came, who passed”.

History of Laodikeia City

This is a very old city. Milattan is ahead of you. It was founded in the first century. It’s a pretty well built city. Right next to the river flows. It was very important to be close to water resources. When you enter the city, you notice and get it. The buildings that resemble water arches have built on the banks of the river. On behalf of the city he took the founder of Antiokhos. The Romans loved this city. For this reason, they have presented many works and works to the city. You can notice Roman-made works in the city.

Christianity is spread in the city. You can understand this from the church. Even Christians in the church are very important. The cause was one of the most important churches in Asia or one of the oldest churches. However, it is not possible to say that the church is standing still. But if you come across a ritual, Christian priests and Christians come here for a ritual meeting. The city has undergone a major depression after the milat and collapsed.

Laodikeia Antique City Places of Interest

In the city there is everything you can see in the ancient city. But the buildings are a bit different. If you have already visited the ancient city, do not expect to see a very different work here. It still has to be seen. Every ancient city has its own proverb. It is not difficult to understand this from standing structures.

There is a big theater. It’s on the north side of the city. A huge theater of 20 thousand people. The orchestra is standing but the other parts are in ruins. It resembles a classic romance theater. They did a little theater except for the big theater. This is 15 thousand people. Only the orchestra is standing there. Let’s go to the stadium. 350 meters long and 60 meters wide. Built in the shape of an amp. There are 24-digit spectator towers around the audience.

There is one fountain called monumental. They built the Romans. It’s right in the middle of the city’s biggest street. Fountain has 2 pools. One looks east, the other west. It was discovered by Canadian diggers. Mythological topics are included in the reliefs of Çeşmen. It was also used as a christening pool. Born children were baptized in the pools of the fountain in the middle of the city. On the north side of the city there is a parliament, which has only seats left. At the same time there is a large temple in this place.

Visits to Laodikeia City

To visit the city, you can go every day of the week except Monday. The museum is open for sightseeing between 09.00 – 17.00 hrs.

If you have a museum card, you can go for free and visit the city. However, if you do not have a museum card, you can log in by paying 20 liras.

Where and How to Get to Ancient City of Laodikeia?

The ancient city which is located at a place very close to Denizli center. You can get to the city of Laodikeia by taking minibuses from the center. There are agents operating this point directly. But if you plan to go with your private car, you will have to head north to the city center. If you use the Ankara Bulvarı road and follow the signs of Laodikeia, it will take you to the city. Kent is only 6 kilometers from the city center.

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