Köprülü Canyon National Park
The Köprülü Canyon National Park lies in the Manavgat and Serik districts to the east of Antalya and has an area of approximately 40 thousand hectares.
The Köprülü Canyon National Park takes its name from the Oluk Bridge, which was built over the Köprüçay River inRoman times. Southwest of Oluk Bridge is the the Büğrüm Bridge, which stretches over the canyon where theGökçesu River flows. This bridge was built in the Roman period.
Fifteen kilometres north of the Oluk Bridge lies the renowned ancient city of Selge. Together with the endemic plants and animalssituated in an undisturbed environment makes the Köprülü Canyon National Park one of the most popular sightseeing areas among tourists.
The central section of the Köprüçay River is one of the most important rafting centres of Turkey. There are many mountain settlements and villages dotted throughout the wide expanses of the Köprülü Canyon National Park. Besides sports and leisure in a magnificent landscape, visitors also have an opportunity to see rural life for themselves.