KUTAHYA (Altitude: 969 m)

Kutahya is in western Anatolia and has been a thermal center for numerous civilizations for more than 5,000 years.

Kutahya is an important city for thermal centers and the only one in the country to have six in the same area. The most important of these is Ilica Harlek and Yoncali.The thermal center at Yoncali has been in use since A.D. 762. The city of Kutahya is also known for the beauty of its ceramics and tiles.

The thermal waters at Ilica Harlek flow at 41 liters a second. At Yoncali. the capacity is 36-51 lit/sec.

Yoncali Tutav Termal Otel

Physio-Chemical Characteristics and Indications
The waters of Ilica and Harlek vary in temperature from 25 to 43 C, and at Yoncali. from 32-36 C. The waters of Ilica, Harlek and Yoncali contain magnesium, calcium and bicarbonate. They are useful to those suffering from rheumatism, dermatological problems, neurological disorders, gynecological problems, liver disorders, insomnia, and gall bladder and backbone complaints. The waters at Yoncali are particularly beneficial for gout, lumbago and fractures.

Other hot springs in the Kutahya Province include:

Ilica Kaplica (Altitude: 710 m)
Located 13 km from Gediz. The thermal waters flow at 217 lit/sec and are 78-79 C with a pH of 6.5-7.9.

Murat Dag Kaplica (Altitude: 1450 m)
Located 30 km from Gediz. The thermal waters flow at 23 lit/sec and are 31-420C with a pH of 5.3.

Eynal (Altitude: 850 m)
Located 4 Ian from Simav (between Kutahya and Balikesir). This geyser with a pH of 9.7 emits steam at 163 C.

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