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  The Red Tower
by H-TownJourneyman
 
 

The Red Tower, or Kizil Kule, is one of Alanya's most recognizable landmarks. Located in Alanya Harbor, it was completed in 1226 by the Seljuks, shortly after they gained control of the region. Sultan Aladdin Keykubat ordered the construction of the tower not only as a fortification to protect the harbor and the dockyards of their newly acquired city, but also as a symbol that this area was now under Seljuk rule. The tower's octagon shape and red colored brick are very distinctive, and at 108 ft. or 33 m tall, it can easily be seen from most points on the east side of the Alanya peninsula. The tower has five stories, and climbing to the top will provide some excellent views of the city and the harbor. On the first floor there is a museum with artifacts and pictures of Alanya's past. Definately a must see while in Alanya!

Directions: Located in Alanya Harbor

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  • Updated Nov 7, 2006
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