TOURISM ROAD (PHRYGIAN VALLEY) Geri

Afyon is an important center, connecting highways and railways from north to south and from east to west In Afyon till B.C.3000 in 5000 years, the footprints of Hittite, Phrygian, Lydian, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuks and Ottoman civilisations could be seen.

 

Afyon governor of the province Muzaffer DİLEK is stili helpfull for The Tourism Road Project that begins from fairy chimneys, 5 km away from Seydiler town and finished İhsaniye-Döğer. Including The Tourism Road Project fairy chimneys, rock settlements Phrygian rock monuments, graves and metropolice are the places that are worth seeing by local and foreign tourists.

 

Seydiler Fairy Chimneys, Seydiler Rock Settlements, Kırkinler Rock Settlement, Fairy Chim­neys between Seydiler and Olukpınar, Fairy Chimneys and Rock Settlements in Çatağıl village, Alanyurt town, Selimiye village and Olukpınar village, Kıyır village, churches, metropolices, Aslantaş, Yılantaş, Phrygian Grave Monuments, Maltaş, Aslankaya, Kapıkaya I and Kapıkaya II Pyrygian Rock Monuments, Rock Settlements, Fairy Chimneys in İhsaniye-Döğer-Bayramaliler and Üçler Kayası region, Döğer Caravanserai, Emre Lake and its environment are the places possible to visit.

 

KIRKİNLER (ROCK Seftlement) Seydiler-İSCEHİSAR Kırkinler rock which is located on the 32 kilometres of the Afyon-Ankara highyway was built in Byzantine time and used as a settlement, church, chapel and grave. İt was understood by the footprints that the track was used in Phrygian time.

 

 

 

Şeydiler Mosque and Seyid Hasan Bin Basri Bin Habip Tomb and Visitors Şeydiler / İSCEHİSAR

Seyid Hasan Bin Basri Bin Habip was one of the doctors and the scholars who came to Anatolia during Anatolian Seljuks time. He came to Seyidler İncile Köyü and he established an association to cure rabies. This association is still active today. After his death he was buried in a tomb which is near the association. İn the 19 century the mosque and the tomb were re-established.

 

 

 

 

 

 

KIRKİNLER (ROCK Seftlement) Seydiler-İSCEHİSAR

Kırkinler rock which is located on the 32 kilometres of the Afyon-Ankara highyway was built in Byzantine time and used as a settlement, church, chapel and grave. İt was understood by the footprints that the track was used in Phrygian time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELİMİYE (SARIÇAYIR) ROCK SETTLEMENTS-İSCEHİSAR

Selimiye rock settlements are in Sarıçayır which is a village of İnsaniye. There are family and single grave rooms, grave troughs and shelters vvhich were carved in rock during Byzantine time. The outside of the graves was adorned with reliefs. The name of the owners of the graves were written with red paint.

 

 

 

 

 

GÖYNÜŞ VALLEY Kayıhan-İHSANİYE

It is in borders Kayıhan which is a sub-district of İnsaniye. Göynüş Valley is on the 32 nd km Afyon-Eskişehir highv/ay on the west side 2 km away. Göynüş Valley is a composed of upride rock blocks that are 5-6 m meters high in tufa land. In the Valley that is known as sacred, there two monumental grave rooms known as Lion Stone, Snake Stone, Kybele open air temple known as Maltaş and lots of Phrygian stone graves that were carved in stone.

 

HISTORICAL PLACE Döğer / İHSANİYE

Döğer town which is 12 km. away from İhsaniye had been used as a settlement till Phrygian time. There are Lionstone, Kapıkaya I and II, rock monuments that are established as an open air temple for the memory of Goddess Kybele and Phrygian settlements in Asar and old Döğer. There are lots of grave rooms, rock settlements and churches from Roman and Byzantine times. Suluin, Memeç, Alacaasma, Urumkuş I and II (Karamusa), Nallıhan and Kırkmerdiven are the best-known rock settlements.

 

 

 

 

CARAVANSERAI Döğer- İHSANİYE

It is in Döğer which is sub-district of İnsaniye. It is an Ottoman structure which was constructed by II. Sultan Murat in 1434. The caravanserai is composed of two sections. One is a two level caravanserai building and the other is a stable for camels.The second floor of the caravanserai is for the guests who want to sleep and the first floor is a resting place. Two of the rooms have with dome, the other has a vaulted arch. The entrance that is in the middle is a little mosque. The building is covered with cutted native-tufa stones. It was restored by the General Management of Foundations in 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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