When the nearby ancient town of Laodicea ad Lycum was abandoned during battles between the Byzantines and the Seljuq Turks in the 12th century, Denizli, which is situated among gardens at the foot of Mount Gökbel (7,572 feet [2,308 metres]), inherited its economic status. As Lâdik (Ldq) in the 14th century, Denizli had become a significant Turkish town known for its woven and embroidered goods as well as its lavish gardens. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it was devastated by earthquakes.
The main agricultural activity in the vicinity include the cultivation of cotton, grains, figs, and tobacco, along with the raising of cattle. Pamukkale (the ancient city of Hierapolis), a tourist destination north of Denizli, is where limestone deposits from the hot springs have created stunning cascades and basins. A branchline connects Denizli to the railway that runs between Dinar and Zmir.
The “100. Turkey Photography Exhibition” is a photography exhibition showcasing Turkey’s natural splendours and cultural legacy as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the founding of our nation. Five shots from Denizli were included in the group of images that were granted permission to be displayed in various Japanese cities.
The first Turkey Photography Exhibition was held in March 2023 as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the founding of our nation. The TFSF and the Tokyo Embassy organised photography exhibitions promoting Turkey’s natural beauty and cultural heritage in the cities of Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagova, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
2 000 76 images were chosen from applications submitted by 566 individuals to be included in these prestigious exhibitions. With the use of an impartial scoring method, Faruk Akbaş, Tansu Gürpnar, zzet Keribar, Tayfun Kocaman, and Kaan Ylmaz picked the selection committee. Dr. Sefa Ulukan, the exhibition curator, then participated in the second round, where 100 images were chosen for the exhibition.
Five photographs from the Denizli Photographic Art Association Member were chosen from the competing images to be displayed in various Japanese cities.