Maraş, one of the cities established in ancient times in Anatolia, has been the scene of various historical monuments. B.C. In 2000, the Hittites from the West dominated this area. The Hittite general “Maraj” gave his own name to the city he built near Marash today. Maraş was also the capital of the young Hittite State named “Gurgun”. In this area, which is one of the most active places of the Hittites, there are many works dating from Hittites.
Ceyhan Bridge On the old road of Kahramanmaras-Göksun, the bridge over the Ceyhan River is outside the new road. XIV. Or XVI. YY. There are different opinions about the structure. It is a six-eyed bridge with a length of 156.60 meters. He lost his originality with the repairs of various periods.
The Çukur Hamam was built under the soil level in Kahramanmaras town. There is no book. Although there are rumors that there is a passage between the castle, there is no specific circumstance today. Repairs and attachments were made at various times.
The Tufekçi Hamami is located in the Marketplace at Sarayalti Mahallesi. There is no book. Appearance consists of two coldness and warmth.
Acar Bath is on the castle town. There is no book. It is a pagan structure. It consists of parts of decay, coldness and temperature. They are covered with dome.
Pasha Bath is located in Kurtuluş Mahallesi. Today it is deserted and destroyed because no protection measures were taken.
Döngel Cave is on the Kahramanmaraş-Kayseri highway. The distance to the city center is 45 km. The caves were built in the prehistoric age. In the years 1956-1960, prehistoric research was the scene. The waters called the Döngel Stream come out from inside. He makes a big waterfall and flows. There is also the scout camp of the Provincial Directorate of Youth and Sports. The place is an important tourist attraction.
Gümüşkaya Cave The olive is located in the immediate vicinity of the historical Silk Road passing through Ericek Town through the sloping promenade passing through Süleymanlı and going to Afşin. The Gümüşkaya cave has developed in the Paleocene aged limestones with brecciated features. 20 – 30 m. Along the corridor in the length of the left and right stalactite stalactites, dangan stalactites are formed. There is a white fairy where the ground floor is marble. In addition, there is a crater lake inside the cave, and the water inside is clear and clean, so the waterability of the water is understood.
Savruk is a waterfall and a picnic area on the front side of the mound, which is defined as Savruk, Savran, Sarıkız, which is hidden between the ruins of Süleymanlı Ilıca Village, Beşen Eleman Mezrası, Karamanlı Village and Hacınınoğlu Village settlements with historical traces. Decorated tourism is a cave that will be our ambassador. In terms of transportation, health tourism has adapted locally to the modern world, 20 minutes by car from Ilıca district. And 400 meters from the cave. To the side. The inside of the cave is decorated with stalactites and stalagmites that will not look for Damlataş Cave. In addition, the front of the cave 20 – 30 m. Under Ceyhan the river flows as a natural wonderland.
Bulut Deliği Cave The Bulut Deliği Cave, located on the southwest of Pazardzhik district, has developed in the Paleocene limestones with brecciated features. Total length is 114 m. Is a fossil cave which has completed its development (main gallery 80 m.). Its geographical location is suitable for tourism purposes due to its proximity to Pazardzhik, easy transportation and natural beauty in its beauty, covered with dripstones, stalactites, stalagmites, columns and wall dripstones.
Çeşme Şeyhadil Çeşmesi Kahramanmaraş mutasarrıflarını Ismail Kemal Bey between 1913-1915, 3×6 meters from the cut stone was made of stone. On the southern front, twin arched two teeth were opened and the front was organized with twin pillars coming out of the legs of these arches. Fountain architecture has been completed with niches opened with arches in the eastern and western facades.
Tour Facilities and Mola Centers There is no significant tourism source in Kahramanmaras Province that will directly organize tours. Organized tours passing through the region are mostly directed to the sources in Adıyaman, Nemrut, Cappadocia and Antalya, but only a few of them travel to or stay in Kahramanmaraş. Use of resources in opening; With the development of the tourism infrastructure, tours should be expected to be more intensively visited and accommodation. In this case, Kahramanmaraş city will become a center of accommodation for organize tours.
The most suitable areas for the stopover center are Adana-Kahramanmaraş (Gaziantep-Adiyaman-Kayseri) Kayseri-Kahramanmaraş-Adana (Adana-Antalya) Kayseri-Kahramanmaraş-Göksun-Kayseri Adıyaman-Kahramanmaraş-Kayseri It is in vadis. This region, where resources are concentrated, can also be considered as a stopover center.
Trip and Recreation Areas
Güvercinlik City 15 km. It’s northwest. Guvercinlik is a wooded area and its summers are lush. The environment is one of the most important recreational areas and natural water resources are available.
Fırnız Valley Kahramanmaras 54 km. It is located on the northwest. The rocky water near the Kumarlı Village and the slopes of the spring water coming out of the valley of Fırnız are green for 4 seasons. Plank, pine, hornbeam and oak trees and steep rocks on the edge of the water and at the valley slopes give a different beauty here. It is a recreational area suitable for land hunting and trout hunting.
Ali Kayasi is at the 32nd kilometer of Kahramanmaras-Kayseri highway. It has a blunt and imposing structure. The waters flowing in the water between two steep rocks are covered with pines and omens. The height of Ali Kayasının, which has an imposing appearance, is 148 meters. He is now in Manzelet Dam Lake.
Tekir is located 63 km north of Kahramanmaras, and its air, water, forests and important water resources are here to give a better view to the region. There are 9 road-side resting facilities providing indoor and outdoor tourism. It is famous for beef, trout, meat, yogurt.
This promenade adorned by the waters gushing from the soil of Pınarbaşı Kahramanmaraş is an important recreation area that attracts tourists and is located in the upper part of the pine forest.
Kum Lake is on Kahramanmaras-Adana road and the city is 9 kilometers away. The lakes and fresh greenery surrounding the lake, brought by the resources of the mountains on the mountain, has a unique view and it is a place where people both picnic and fish.
Other recreational areas include: Atatürk Park, Doççam, Menzelet Dam Lake and Sır Dam Lake.
Camp Facilities The only camp that provides services in accordance with the legislation in our province is the Scouting Camp at the 57th kilometer of the Kahramanmaraş-Kayseri highway and at the site of the Rotter Caves of the Youth and Sports Provincial Directorate. It has a capacity of 100 people and is open from 1 April to 1 November every year.
Night and Entertainment Facilities There are two restaurants in Kahramanmaras with Tourism Operation Certificate. Despina restaurant is near Avşar Village and has a capacity of 65 people. Kazancı Restaurant is located in the hotel and has a capacity of 60 people. There are 4 places in Kahramanmaras with a Tourism Enterprise Certified Entertainment Site. These are Diamant 165, New Tüzün 200, Özayışığı 220, Öz Leaf with a capacity of 150 people.
Health (Hot Spring) And Mountain Tourism Facilities
Ilıca Kaplıcası: Ilıca Kaplıcası is located 72 km from Kahramanmaras. On the old Elbistan-Kahramanmaraş caravan road in the north, on the skirts of Berit Mountain. Sulfur oil is added to the healing water with a small amount of oil mixture; It is stated that it has a positive effect on rheumatic diseases, fracture-dislocation sexes and gynecological diseases. The water temperature is 45 * C. A large bay and women’s pool was built along with the cure center and rest rooms that the municipality had built. Ilıcan’s natural pattern and climate is also characterized by its nature which is convenient for the development of health tourism and its proximity to Kahramanmaraş and transportation facilities as tourism increasing elements which are also tourism. Influenced by these factors, tourism is emerging as an economic factor that develops tourism and develops other service sectors. Ilıca has the capacity to serve at the local scale due to its capasity and water qualities. The springs create a potentially thermal center of 1500 beds. There are 78 rooms and 192 beds in 3 hotels with licensed municipality, together with 386 rooms, 767 beds in 21 pansy which is not accommodation tourism document in Ilıca. Two motels have 63 rooms and 126 beds. There is a cure center and sauna bath which Ilıca Municipality has built and all kinds of facilities are available. The tourism season lasts from mid-April to mid-November for 7 months. July, August and September are the busiest periods, with an occupancy rate of 80% in this quarter and 20-30% in the following months. The duration of stay varies between 3-15 days. Ilıcada has 2 spa facilities (Hamam).
Ekinözü (Cela) Icicles: Ekinözü Icmeleri is 150 km away from K. Maras. The Ekinözü settlement consists of three sources in the immediate vicinity. It is one of the 10 biggest drinking beverages of our country in terms of capacity and resource qualities which have positive effects on human health. Ekinözü Icmeleri; Top Drink, Middle Drink and Down Drink. Drinking the water of the Ekinözü Icmeler which is proved to be effective in the treatment of the kidneys, urinary tracts, bile ducts, stomach, intestines, skin, basal, shortness of breath, internal goiter, sugar, nervous diseases, liver, The bathtub is made and the special mud is applied to the skin and the troubles become deva.