Protected Areas; Koprulu Canyon National Park, Antalya
Koprulu Canyon takes its name from the Oluk Bridge, which was built on the Koprucay River during the Roman Period. It is within the borders of Antalya province in the Mediterranean Region. It was declared a national park in 1973. Its area is 366,140 decares. The rift valley formed by the Kopru Stream, which constitutes the resource value of the national park, between Bolasan Village and Beskonak is 14 km.
It is one of the longest canyons in Turkey with its length exceeding 100 m and its wall height. It is one of the most important nature protection areas in the world and in our country with its endemic species, landscape values, rare geomorphological structure, water resources and cultural values, as well as its geographical structure including Mediterranean Forests and high Alpine ecosystems.
Although red pine and maquis areas are common in the national park, 400 hectares of pure Mediterranean series forest is a unique botanical feature. Famous for its trout, Koprucay is also the most popular rafting area of our country. There are ruins of the ancient city of Selge at the top of the national park.
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