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Dalyan Belediyesi, Dalyan Mahallesi, 48600 Ortaca/Muğla Province, Turkey

Legendary Labyrinth Dalyan - Turkey

An amazing beauty formed by complexity of reeds, swamps, fresh and salty water... Here is a silent sight of a magnificent life chain that has survived for over millions of years. Labyrinths, through which all the people living in the area sailed to the sea by their boats and crafts since archaic ages. The great variety of sea food always driven the attention to the region. 12 km lenght Dalyan Canal reaches the Mediterranean Sea from Koycegiz Lake curling up like a snake.

It's general view of Dalyan looking like twinning and climbing ivy. Reaching the sea looping. Has no hurry. But it's silence is fake. After Caunos it's roaring cause getting a signal from ancient ages. Going tgrough thousands of ways spread by reed paths and soft land. There, it is entering rough region that shaped by unknown geometry. A chaos region. There is no way, no track, no sign. Disorder that made by reeds, swamps, land, salt and fresh water mixed by backward flow, rules the region. Anyway Dalyan's channel produces a prideful sensation. Beauty creator harmony can only come out from this revel.

Various sorts of species live in Dalyan which is one of the rare ecosystems in the world. Underground and surface movoments of the lands have been going on for millions years. As a result of this a rich vegetation stemming from fresh and salty water tides and beautiful reed islands that can only be seen dreams exist there.