The province is located
as a gateway between the sea and inner regions of Anatolia. The history of Afyon
goes back to 4000 BC. The city is famous for its specific "Turkish
and "Kaymak", a kind of hard cream put on desserts, which one should certainly
taste at least once.
Afyon is a spa-center
with thermal baths in Gazi Kaplicasi (25 km northwest), Gecek and Omerli
Kaplicalari (18 km and 15 km northwest respectively), and Hudai Kaplicasi 73 km
southwest of the town, Sandikil which is also famous for its mud baths, too. All
these resorts have board and lodging facilities.
The Archaeological Museum
and the War of Independence Memorial are places to visit in the city and to the
north of Afyon there are Phrygian remains in the form of monumental cult rocks.
Aslantas and Aslankaya are the largest of these. The lion reliefs, which gave
the name to these rocks are seen on sides of the rock and cult temples. Afyon
Citadel which was built during the Byzantine period previously was used as a
fortress by the Hittite King Mursil II, is another monument to see in the city.
The town of Dazkin on the Denizli highway is famous for its carpets and kilims.
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