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  • 10 vibes for Manisa

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    Sardes Ancient City was the capital of Lydian Kingdom in the Iron Age. The most important architectural structures uncovered with excavations are the synagogue and gymnasium. 

    Philadelphia Ancient City (Alaşehir) was one of the 7 churches mentioned in the Bible. During the excavations in Philadelphia, a theatre and a temple dating back to the Roman Period were uncovered. 

    Aigai Ancient City is in Yunus Emre District’s Köseler village, like the usual Hellenic settlements, Aigai is located on the Yunt Mountain (Aspordenos), in a mountainous area, relatively far from the Aegean Sea. Archaeological studies carried out in Aigai show that establishment of the city dates back to the end of 800 BCE.

    Spil Mountain is a limestone mass with a height of 1513 metres. Background to mythological stories, the mountain is an important cultural component. It is also a natural riches with its geological and geomorphological characteristics, limestone rocks, canyon valleys, doline lakes, lapias, caves and diverse vegetation and wildlife. Manisa Tulips are also grown up there.

    Kula Volcanoes and its surroundings in between Kula and Salihli Districts have a volcanic geological structure and it was recognized by UNESCO as a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2013.

    Traditional Mesir Macunu is a sweet paste consisting of 41 kinds of herbs and spices is another traditional savour from Manisa cuisine. It is believed it has healing qualities. 

    Manisa Kebab’s secret is the beef and lamb mixture flavoured with onion and sumac. mixing of beef and lamb in certain proportions. It is delicious flavor and must taste. 

    Ekmek Dolması is bread stuffed with ground meat and spices. 

    Sinkonta is an oven-baked pumpkin dish with tomatoes and onions. 

    Manisa Flannel is used for women’s dresses, bedspreads, receiving blankets, salvars and many more.