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The most beautiful city in Turkey Alanya and Manavgat

I can still remember the orange trees along the boulevards.

After visiting the Greek Amphitheater Ruins in Side we headed to Manavagat on our way to Alanya. There had been a storm in southern Turkey, so parts of Manavgat were underwater but not the actual city.

I love Alanya. Orange trees along the streets. Warm weather year-round. Friendly people. I was lucky that I had friends there. They took me to the Suleymaniye Camii.

Manavgat

2002 Flooding in Manavgat, Turkey.
When I think of Manavgat, I think about floods.
2002 Flooding in Manavgat, Turkey.
2002 Manavgat, Turkey.
The city center itself escaped the flood.
2002 Manavgat, Turkey.
Turkish Camii (Mosque) in Manavgat.

Alanya

Minaret Suleymaniye Camii - Alanya, Turkey.
My photo view of Alanya was taken from this minaret at the Suleymaniye Camii in Alanya. The Suleymaniye Camii is a Seljuk mosque.
Dome at Suleymaniye Camii in Alanya, Turkey.
I remember going up the minaret. It was dark and cramped. The views of Alanya were well worth it.
View of Alanya from the Suleymaniye Camii in Alanya, Turkey.
Here comes the views of Alanya from this minaret.
View of Alanya from the Suleymaniye Camii in Alanya, Turkey.
View of Alanya from the Suleymaniye Camii in Alanya, Turkey.
View of Alanya from the Suleymaniye Camii in Alanya, Turkey.
View of Alanya from the Suleymaniye Camii in Alanya, Turkey.
View of Alanya from the Suleymaniye Camii in Alanya, Turkey.
View of Alanya from the Suleymaniye Camii in Alanya, Turkey.
View of Alanya from the Suleymaniye Camii in Alanya, Turkey.
My last photo of Alanya from Suleymaniye Camii.

Fruits of Alanya

Orange orchards in Alanya, Turkey.
Alanya is famous for its oranges and bananas. I brought back two boxes to Istanbul for my Turkish friend's family. Here is one photo of me sitting amongst the orange trees.
Banana plantation in Alanya, Turkey.
Here I am amongst the bananas.

Reflection

What a great trip. I have lost contact with my Turkish friends since, but I hope to meet up with them in the future.