Places to Visit in Sındırgı

March 29, 2024
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Sındırgı is one of the districts of Balıkesir city, located in the Marmara Department of our country. There are many different alternatives for transportation here. You can travel by air by purchasing a flight ticket, or if you wish, you can also travel by bus by purchasing a bus ticket. Located in the southeastern part of Balıkesir province, the district is especially famous for Yağcıbedir carpets. Many tourists come to Sındırgı district, which is approximately 63 kilometers away from Balıkesir city center, every year. In addition to its carpets, this district also stands out with its thermal springs with healing water features. Therefore, when it comes to places to visit in Sındırgı, we should also include hot springs. There are many places you can visit in the district. However, before talking about these places, we would like to give information about how to reach the district. Because this information is very important for visitors who plan to come for the first time.

Transportation to Sındırgı district is only possible by road. In addition, in order to come to this district, you must first arrive in Balıkesir city. Road options include private vehicles and intercity buses. Visitors who plan to come from more distant provinces can also choose to travel by air. The closest point for transportation by air is the airport located in Edremit district of Balıkesir city. We would also like to point out that there is actually an airport in the city center. However, since it is not preferred very much, Koca Seyit Airport in Edremit is most frequently used. From your location, you can search for companies that operate flights to this airport, buy a flight ticket and go on a pleasant flight. After landing at the airport, you can take transfer vehicles to go to the city center or consider other transportation alternatives. After arriving at the center, you can take a taxi from here and quickly reach the district.

If you have a private vehicle, it is possible to reach every point of our country with the help of navigation. Another option for transportation is intercity buses. You can start your journey by choosing one of the buses departing from your location to Balıkesir Bus Terminal and purchasing a bus ticket, and after arriving at the bus station, you can complete your journey by taking the buses to Sındırgı district. Going back to our topic of places to visit in Sındırgı, as we mentioned at the beginning of our article, this district is very important in terms of cultural, religious and thermal tourism. Among the places you should not leave without seeing when you come to the district are Hanımeli Bazaar, Wrestling House, Kışla Museum Inn, Zindan Rocks, Şerif Pasha Mosque, Hisaralan Thermal Springs, Sinan Dede Plateau and Rehber Dede Tomb. Now, if you wish, let's start talking about what awaits you in these popular places.

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Honeysuckle Bazaar

Hanımeli Bazaar, located in Şerif Pasha Square, is, as its name suggests, a bazaar where the products created by the handicraft of our women are exhibited.

When you visit this bazaar, you can see the handcrafted products up close and buy them if you wish. We would especially like to underline that when you purchase products, you support the women of the district to take a role in social life. We should also point out that the prominent local delicacies of the district are also sold here.

Wrestling House

The next stop on our list of places to visit in Sındırgı is the Wrestling House, which tells about the wrestling culture. This house, located on Kültür Avenue, appears as a museum.

We think there is no one who hasn't heard of Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling. One of the regions that send wrestlers to these wrestling matches is Sındırgı district. Wrestling House also has the distinction of being the first wrestling museum of our country. While visiting this museum, you can listen to the stories of the wrestlers who participated in the wrestling matches, see the wrestling items closely and have a pleasant day.

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Kışla Museum Inn

One of the spots frequently visited by both local and foreign tourists is Kışla Museum Inn, located in the Rızaiye District of the district.

You also have the opportunity to stay when you visit this museum, where items reflecting the city culture are exhibited. Because this inn also offers accommodation services. Since Balıkesir city is a touristic area in itself, you can easily reach here by purchasing a bus ticket and have a great time with your loved ones.

Dungeon Rocks

The next stop on our list of places to visit in Sındırgı is Zindan Rocks. This place is located at an average distance of 21 kilometers from the district center.

When you come to the Zindan Rocks area, you can see the rocks, which are approximately three thousand years old, up close and take photos. The reason why this place is called a dungeon is because it is thought to have been used as a dungeon during the Roman period and the Anatolian civilization. 

Şerif Pasha Mosque

One of the important buildings that tell the history of the district is Şerif Pasha Mosque. If you are interested in historical mosques, we recommend that you add this mosque to your list of places to visit.

The mosque, which was built by Şerif Pasha in 1834 by Greek masters, is located on an average area of 400 square meters. Visitors planning to come to Sındırgı can also visit here after purchasing a flight ticket, landing at the airport and coming to the district by other means of transportation.

Hisaralan Thermal Springs

We mentioned in our article that the district is also a rich region in terms of thermal tourism. Located approximately 20 kilometers away from the town center, Hisaralan Thermal Springs is always crowded, thanks to those who come with the intention of healing.

When you visit the area where these hot springs are located, you can be alone with nature and benefit from its healing waters. These hot spring waters are effective in eliminating many diseases, from gynecological diseases to painful ailments, from rheumatism to neuralgia.

Sinan Dede Plateau

If you come to the district and look for a place where you can be alone with nature and breathe in the fresh air, you can visit Sinan Dede Plateau.

There are many enjoyable activity options you can do on the plateau, which is among the natural beauties of the district. You can pitch a tent and stay here, go on a nature walk to explore the natural beauties around, and have a quiet and peaceful day. If you prefer to travel by air to come to the district, we recommend that you closely follow the flight ticket campaigns that are very suitable for your budget.

Guide Dede Tomb

This tomb, located in the Sındırlı Cemetery located in the southwestern part of the district, belongs to Rehber Dede, who is thought to be a saint by the local people.

Rehber Dede, who lost his life while fighting against the Byzantines, left many foundations to the people of the region. This tomb is one of the places you should definitely add to your list of places to visit in Sındırgı. Before ending our article, we would like to remind you that if you do not have a private vehicle, you can come to the district by intercity buses and benefit from discounted bus ticket prices.

Photo: Sındırgı Municipality

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