The most beautiful city in TurkeyAlanya 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 was under water 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 which gave me a great view of the city.

Manavgat

2002 Flooding in Manavgat, Turkey.
When I think of Manavgat, I think about floods. It was still flooding as we were passing through.
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 which means it was built before the Ottoman time.
Dome at Suleymaniye Camii in Alanya, Turkey.
I remember going up the minaret. It was dark and cramp. The views of Alanya were well worth it though.
View of Alanya from the Suleymaniye Camii in Alanya, Turkey.
Here comes all 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.
I had thought I lost these photos. Alanya is famous for its oranges and bananas. I brought back two boxes of fruit 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.