Köprülü Canyon (Turkish: Köprülü Kanyon) is a canyon and a National Park in the Province of Antalya, Turkey. Covering an area of 366 km2 (141 sq mi), it was established as a national park by the Ministry of Forest on December 12, 1973.
|Köprülü Canyon National Park|
|Köprülü Kanyon Milli Parkı|
|Location||Manavgat, Antalya Province, Turkey|
|Area||366 km2 (141 sq mi)|
|Established||December 12, 1973|
|Governing body||Directorate-General of Nature Protection and National Parks|
Ministry of Environment and Forest
The canyon is 400 m (1,300 ft) deep in some places and stretches for 14 km (8.7 mi) along the Köprü River. There are fish restaurants at the rest area; fresh trout is a specialty. The Roman Oluklu Bridge (Olukluköprü) over a tributary gorge and the Bugrum Bridge over the Kocadere stream were engineering feats of their time.
The park, rich in flora and fauna and noted for its wild beauty, is 92 km (57 mi) from Antalya. Northeast of Antalya on the Side road, take the turnoff for Taşağıl and Beşkonak to reach Köprülü Canyon National Park. A circular scenic route criss-crosses, passing through extensive forests and over waterfalls.
- Yılmaz, Ersin; et al. (2009). "Prioritising and Determining of Ecotourism Strategy with Participatory Approach: A Case Studies of the Cehennemdere Valley and Köprülü Kanyon National Park" (PDF). Çevre ve Orman Bakanlığı-Eastern Mediterranean Forestry Research Institute. ISBN 978-605-393-055-6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-06. Retrieved 2011-08-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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- http://www.tourantalya.com/how-to-go/?place=koprulu-canyon-national-park How to go to Koprulu Canyon