West-central Turkey’s Eskişehir is a city. It is located alongside the Porsuk River, a tributary of the Sakarya River, about 125 miles (200 kilometres) west of Ankara. The current city, which is close to the location of the ancient Phrygian city of Dorylaeum, most likely developed in Byzantine times as a collection of communities centred around hot springs. Near the end of the 13th century, it came under Ottoman rule. It was the site of a Crusader victory over the Seljuq Turks in 1097. When the railway arrived in the late 19th century and Turks began to immigrate from the European provinces of the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century, the city began to grow. Let’s explore the beauty of Dhahran Valley in Eskişehir.
The team, which regularly strolls around Eskişehir’s various historical and natural wonders, travelled 13 kilometres this past weekend in the Zahran Valley to take pictures of its distinctive topography. Regular hikers from Eskişehir spent their weekends in the Zahran Valley in the Göcenoluk area of the Seyitgazi district.
The group of 15 persons who set out on their stroll on Sunday morning in the Sandközü neighbourhood saw the Phrygian Civilization and historical ruins right there along the path they planned. The squad covered roughly 13 kilometres while walking for a total of 8 hours. The hikers, who enjoyed themselves, took numerous rare scenery photographs as well as pictures of the Phrygian Valley and an Ottoman-era mill.
Engin Atalan, speaking on behalf of the group, said:
“On our 13-kilometer journey beginning from the village of Sandközü, we got the opportunity to see the caverns pertaining to the Phrygian period. Old water mills from the Ottoman era were also visible. The pleasant weather made our walk even more enjoyable. We came to an end of our stroll in the village of Göcenoluk on Sunday evening about 18.00. I want to express my gratitude to my friends for joining us and supporting me during these special times.”