Discover Aydin and peaceful slow towns
Yenipazar, which is one of the slow cities in Turkey, is located 41 km east of Aydin province in the Aegean region. Leading a tranquil life, the people of Yenipazar welcome guests with a happy smile on their faces.
Yenipazar, which is a quiet rural town on the southern banks of Great Menderes River, has a history dating back to 2000 BC. This small town was designated a slow city of Turkey by the international Cittaslow network in 2011.
Walking through the town of Yenipazar, you can see where and how the vegetables planted from local seeds grow. In Yenipazar, you can see who is cooking what you eat, and which ingredients are being used. You can chat with them and ask the questions in your mind. You should definitely try the special flatbread, which is one of the most delicious dishes of the local cuisine.
While visiting Yenipazar, you will be satisfied in terms of history and peace.
Follow the traces of snail, you will feel the spontaneity at every corner of the town.
In Yenipazar, the culture is not alive only for tourists but also living right within the people naturally in their daily lives. The people continue to keep their culture alive with traditional local dances. The local dances are being performed with such a spirit that the Efe tradition gets perceived by everyone right away.
Yoruk Ali Efe Museum shows up at the end of a peaceful street. It is a significant place both for people and the town. This museum founded to honour Yoruk Ali Efe, one of the heroes of the Turkish national struggle that led to the foundation of the Republic of Turkey.
Walking through the local bazaar, you realize that the locals present their culture in many different ways. Every product at the bazaar has a touch of people connected to Yenipazar. The local food you taste at each corner, the handicrafts at the bazaar, the healty and natural products that the locals produce not exceeding purchasing power of consumers.
The ruins of the ancient city of Orthosia can be visited in the district. The remains of the Orthosia has a long history. There is also a ruin of bath on the way to the village of Alhan.