Places to Visit in Gazlıgöl

Feb. 28, 2024
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Gazlıgöl is a town in the İhsaniye district of Afyonkarahisar city, located in the Inner Western Anatolia part of the Aegean Region of our country. When Gazlıgöl is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is its healing waters. This town is of great importance especially in terms of thermal tourism. Not only this region, but the city in general is a prominent tourist spot with its hot springs. The distance of the town to Afyonkarahisar city center is approximately 21 kilometers. Gazlıgöl is also a very rich town in terms of places to visit. In addition to hot springs, it contains many important historical buildings and natural beauty areas. It is important for those who want to go to this region for sightseeing, holiday or healing purposes to first learn transportation information. Therefore, before moving on to the places to visit in the town, we would like to give you information about how to get there.

There are multiple alternatives to reach Gazlıgöl, which is located in the northern part of the city. You can come to this region with your own vehicle, or by intercity bus or plane. You can easily get there from Afyonkarahisar city by using urban transportation vehicles. There are options for urban transportation such as taxi, bus or train. If those coming from out of town plan to come with their own vehicles, they can quickly reach there by using the navigation system and following the directions in this system. Those who do not want to come with their personal vehicle can consider the bus alternative to reach the bus station in the town. To do this, you can choose one of the companies that provide bus services from your location to Gazlıgöl Bus Terminal. After arriving at the bus station, you can go to the center by other means of transportation.

Another option to reach the town is to travel by plane, soaring over the clouds. The closest airport to the town is Zafer Airport, which is approximately 45 kilometers away. After landing here, there is no means of transportation to reach the town. Therefore, after arriving at the airport, you can reach the airport by taking advantage of taxi options. As we said at the beginning of our article, Gazlıgöl is a region that stands out with its hot springs. That's why we recommend that your first stop when creating your list of places to visit in Gazlıgöl is Gazlıgöl Thermal Spring. Then, you can visit Fairy Chimneys, Maltaş Open Air Temple, Aslankaya Temple, Ayazini Church, Yılanlıtaş, Avdalas Castle and Emre Lodge and have a pleasant sightseeing experience.

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Gazlıgöl Thermal Spring

When you come to Gazlıgöl town, the first thing you should visit is Gazlıgöl Thermal Spring. To benefit from the hot springs in this town, you can visit the facilities that provide hot spring services.

One of the reasons why the water of Gazlıgöl Thermal Spring is healing is the various gases contained in the water. Additionally, there are minerals such as nitrate, chloride, carbonate, fluoride and bicarbonate in the water. The average temperature of the water is 64 degrees. It is stated that it is good for many ailments, from intestinal disorders to gynecological diseases, from hemorrhoids to rheumatic diseases. If you are among those seeking healing, you should definitely add these hot springs to your travel list.

Fairy Chimneys

When Fairy Chimneys are mentioned, the first place that comes to mind may be Cappadocia. However, it is possible to come across fairy chimneys in this region as well.

You can visit the fairy chimneys, which are commonly found in the İhsaniye district, take lots of photos and abandon yourself to the flow of this magnificent atmosphere. This district is located at an average distance of 25 kilometers from Gazlıgöl town.

Maltas Open Air Temple

When you come to Gazlıgöl town, one of the next places you should see is Döğer Town in İhsaniye district. This town attracts attention with its historical texture.

Maltaş Open Air Temple, also known as the Phrygian Monument, will appear before you buried in the ground. Many archaeological excavations have been carried out in the region in the past years and as a result of these studies, parts of the monument were unearthed. It is one of the must-visit spots for those who love visiting historical places.

Aslankaya Temple

The next stop on our list of places to visit in Gazlıgöl is the Aslankaya Temple, located in the İhsaniye district and attracting attention with its historical structure.

This temple, which is among the places frequented by many local and foreign tourists, appears as one of the Phrygian monuments, like the previous temple. There is a large lion relief right next to the building. Because of this detail, the name of the temple is Aslankaya. It is also possible to see two winged lion reliefs with human heads on the south façade of the building.

Ayazini Church

If you are interested in historical churches, you should definitely add Ayazini Church in İhsaniye district to your list of places to visit in Gazlıgöl. We recommend you.

This church, which is estimated to have been built thousands of years ago, is located on tuffaceous rocks. After seeing this church, you can also visit other churches that are nearby and were built by carving on tuff rocks.


Located in Kayıhan Town of İhsaniye district, Yılanlıtaş is one of the places that stands out with its relief patterns.

When you visit this historical building, the first thing that will attract your attention will be the shape of two snakes wrapped around each other, located right at the door. Because of this relief shape, it is called Yılanlıtaş. After examining this place closely, we recommend that you also visit the Aslanlıtaş Monument, located in the western part.

Avdalas Castle

Located approximately 10 kilometers away from the town, Avdalas Castle is one of the spots frequently visited by many tourists.

This castle, which is said to have been used as a residential area during the Byzantine period, consists of many rooms and floors. You can examine every point of this castle, which stands out with its historical texture and appearance, and take plenty of historical photographs.

Emre Lodge

The last place on our list of places to visit in Gazlıgöl is Emre Lodge located in İhsaniye district.

Cut stones were used in the construction of this lodge, which bears traces from the Ottoman period. After seeing this rectangular lodge, you can also visit Lake Emre, which is located close to the region and stands out with its natural beauty.

Photo: Gazlıgöl Municipality

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