For those who makes independent travel across Turkey
MANISA who settles down on a place of the old city Magnesia, is in 40 km to the East from Menemen (if to go on the main highway Chanak-Calais-Izmir). There it is simple to reach from Menemen and Izmir on the pleasant road going on mountains. The sight of Turkey can look and here. About ninety percent of its historical centre have been destroyed in 1922 during retreat of the Greek army, but, despite it, Manisa remains an interesting place with several seldzhuksky and Ottoman historical monuments. If you have decided to make independent travel across Turkey, it is necessary for you to know that it settles down at the bottom of ridge of Manis Dagui, reminding these Bursa. It it seems not enough to curtail from the main road to the main sights of the Aegean Sea, but ruins of old Sardis settling down in the neighbourhood outweigh in favour of this travel. Tourists in Turkey love such places. As you will get to Manisa only closer by noon, and after a dinner visit Sardis, by itself it appears that it is necessary for you to remain here for the night. Turkey at the end of September perfectly will approach for this purpose.
Manisa and historical monuments of Turkey
The next morning before going further, you can predetermine to research of circles of Manisa. But in practice it appears that there are enough places where it is possible to eat and spend the night, and many tourists who have arrived in Sardis prefer to do it in Salikhli who is slightly further the old city. But historical monuments of Turkey have found the haven in this place, here, strongly there is a lot of them. According to Homer, Manisa has been based after Trojan war. It was not passed by Alexander the Great, and in 190 great fight between Romans and the Syrian tsar Antiochus III here has taken place. Romans have won thanks to a cavalry of the tsar of Pergamum to which as an award and was given the city. Eventually, when the governor of Pergamum Attal III, Manisa after all has died has taken over Rome then the period of her rough blossoming has begun. In the XIII century. after capture of Constantinople by participants of the 4th crusade, Manis for short time became the capital of the Byzantian empire. Such travel to Turkey will appear to you informative and interesting. In 1313 it has been grasped сельджуками under Sarukhan-bey’s leadership. The oldest remained city monuments also belong to this time. Later Ottomans sent here to serve as governors of successors of a throne, to prepare them for fierce living conditions in the Istanbul palace. The house in Turkey at the sea here costs not expensively.
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