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    Balıkesir

    Heart-warming Thermal Spring Waters and Traditional Handicrafts

    55km southwest of BandırmaGönen is one of Türkiye’s most important thermal resorts. The fact that the springs were used even in Roman times is evident from a 5th-century mosaic from what was originally a Roman bath. The waters come from 500 m below ground, surfacing with a temperature of approximately 82°C.

    Sındırgı lies at the base of the Alaçam Mountains (Alaçam Dağları) amid beautiful forests and meadows in a region popular for the weaving of superb Turkish carpets. The rugs of Yağcıbedir are among the most valuable and unique in the country.