Discover the Roman-Era Water Canal: Yalova's Newest Historical Treasure

Yalova is a city in northwest Turkey that never ceases to astound tourists and visitors. Because it is home to many famous tourist and historical sites, anyone who visits Yalova for the first time declares that he will return many times.

One of the strangest, most contentious, and intriguing findings at the same time was made public in a new dazzle at the Yalova tourist destination in the Turkish city.

The new find is actually a Roman-era water canal that is being outfitted and repaired to serve as a significant tourist and historical landmark for the area in particular and for the city of Yalova in general.

In the Çınarcık region, in the village of Teşvikiye, there is a historic water canal that dates back 2,400 years to the Roman era. It is feasible to connect along this channel to Çınarcık after about 7 kilometers.

The canal measures around 13 km in length, 2 meters in height, and 1 meter in width. Under the direction of experts as well as teams from the local municipality, the Yalova Museum Directorate is working to restore, clean, and plug the holes inside of it.

After the 550-meter section, which is scheduled to be outfitted, restored, and surveyed in the first place, is finished, it is intended to open the canal to a large number of tourists and visitors. It will also be possible to take advantage of the facilities that will be constructed around the canal.

Tourists and visitors can engage in social activities after opening the area to tourism, and the old water canal, which is located in a beautiful environment intertwined with a charming and picturesque nature, will be greatly promoted in suspense.

It is not surprising that Yalova has made this significant new tourist discovery because historians claim that Yalova was the birthplace of numerous civilizations that date as far back as 3000 BC. It was also a subject of the Kingdom of Bithynia   for a brief period of time after being ruled by the Hittites and Phrygians.

The Ottoman Empire took control of the city of "Yalova" in 1326 after it had previously been governed by the Roman and Byzantine empires. At the request of the creator of the Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who gave it tremendous prominence and even said that "Yalova is my city," then "Yalova" was attached to the city of Istanbul in 1930.

Although the "emperors" utilized it as a site of disembarkation from "Constantinople," some historians have noted that the city of "Yalova" had a specific strategic importance throughout the Byzantine period due to its geographic location.

Yalova is connected to three important Turkish cities: Istanbul, Bursa, and Izmit. Because of its unique location, Yalova can be reached by land or sea in about an hour from Istanbul, while it takes a few hours to get to  Ankara, Bursa, and Izmit. What makes living in Yalova convenient and away from crowds of large cities.

Turkish Yalova is home to several hot springs that date back to the time of the Roman Empire and have temperatures between 55 and 65 degrees Celsius. These springs are known for their medicinal properties for a variety of illnesses, particularly skin conditions.

The old Ottoman mosques, which are a popular destination for those who enjoy "religious tourism," are one of the city's many tourist and historical attractions.

The "Çınarcık " area located in the state is considered one of the most prominent summer resorts in Turkey and a destination for tourists in the summer.

The "OmranTRK" company, situated in Yalova, is now developing cutting-edge residential and real estate developments with a sea view and a view of the picturesque countryside.

Due to its abundance of tourist attractions, as well as the presence of numerous recreational areas and suitable lodging, "Yalova" draws a sizable number of tourists and visitors each year from all over the world. In addition, it is regarded as one of the premier locations for those seeking relaxation and tranquility.

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