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November 7, 2014

Selfies and Silhouettes: at Düden Falls in Antalya

by quaesitor

Part of the tour package on Wednesday was a visit to Düden Falls, which I’d heard were pretty spectacular – and as it was more or less on the way back from Termessos (see yesterday’s post), I was fine with that. Have to say that I was decidedly underwhelmed on arrival – as it’s situated in a rather built up Antalya residential area (surrounded by tower blocks and shacks offering roadside cuisine). And then having bought a ticked, one enters a kind of picnic park that has the feel of a 1970s Disney mini-golf park with little walkways and twee bridges over little concrete channels. Hmmm… So I was mildly bemused by my guide Ahmet’s suggestion I spend an hour in here.

But then I ventured down into what is obviously a tourist magnet – though I was pleased to see that foreigners were easily outnumbered by Turks having an afternoon out in the sun. Then got down to the falls. And I have to say they were pretty impressive in their own way. All the more so, for being so incongruously situated slap bang in the middle of archetypal concrete suburbs. I especially loved being able to wander through the caves behind the falls…

Here are a few pics… (more on Flickr)

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