The waterfall and picnicking area around of Duden waterfalls attract both people from Antalya and guests from outside.The two sources of the falls, which have as much water as a river, are called Kirkgozler and Pinarbasi.
The waterfall, formed by the Düden River located 12 km south-east of Antalya; which ends, where the clear waters of the Lower Düden Falls drop off a rocky cliff directly into the Mediterranean Sea in a dazzling show.
Most tourist visiting Antalya only see Düdenbasi falls without noticing how these falls formed.
At the 30 km's of the old route from Antalya-Burdur (which goes through Dösemealti town) there appear two big Karstic source with sinkholes that are so big that they can swallow a huge river or a big lake.
The water which disappears at Biyikli Sinkhole goes 14 km underground and comes out again at Varsak pit; after a very short fall it disappears again from the other end.
Through regulator built in front of the Biyikli Sinkhole, the waters of Kirkgözler and Pinarbasi then gets directed into a canal and by again by a long canal to the Kepez Hydroelectric Plant where by a pressure pipe it is carried to the balancing funnel and then dropped over the plant's turbines. Then through Düdenbasi again by a long canal forms an artificial cascades. At the spot where the cascades fall into the Mediterranean and shape a waterfall.
This is a beautiful place to spend your whole day. The place is child friendly and not too difficult for aged adults. There is a beautiful little mosque situated at the top alongside some amazing little shops and stalls. Tea sellers and souvenirs shops. The locals are amazingly friendly.
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