BULDAN, TURKEY

Travel Notes


The Denizli province, including the village of Buldan, is deeply rooted in Turkey's rich textile cultural legacy with quality cotton grown in the area for the expert weavers to craft their wares,  including peshtemal towels which originate from the region.  The abundant mineral springs throughout the area allowed it to develop as a prominent spa destination from Roman times until today.  The relics and ruins of these settlements set within the otherworldly landscapes, such as the UNESCO World Heritage site Pamukkale, are associated with these healing waters, and can still be enjoyed by travelers in the here and now.

Currency
Lira

Time Zone
Eastern European
Language
Turkish

Local Cuisine
Turkish
Best time to visit
February - June

Dress Code
Cotton Tunics and Sabahs
WHERE TO STAY
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RICHMOND PAMUKKALE THERMAL

Karahayıt 20290
Pamukkale - Denizli, Turkey 20290
+90 258 271 42 94

UMIT THERMAL RESORT & SPA

Eski Aydın yolu Hasköy - Tekke
Köyü Yolu Üzeri 9 km. Kokar Hamam Mevkii
Sarayköy - Denizli, Turkey 20020
+ 90 258 426 11 01

MELROSE HOUSE HOTEL

Pamuk Mahallesi
Vali Vekfi Ertürk Cad. No 8
Pamukkale - Denizli, Turkey 20280
+ 90 258 272 22 50

WHERE TO DINE

MUHTARIN YERİ

Göl Aile
Buldan Yaylası
Buldan - Denizli, Turkey 20400
+90 258 439 10 12

ALIŞ RESTAURANT

Mehmet Akif Ersoy Bulvarı No. 25
Pamukkale - Denizli, Turkey 20190
+90 258 272 22 27

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WHERE TO SHOP
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BULDANEVI

4 Eylül Mahallesi Erensoy Sk. No.19
Buldan - Denizli, Turkey 20400
+ 90 258 431 42 69

BULDANS

Buldan Çarşı
Buldan - Denizli, Turkey 20400
+90 258 431 82 86

WHAT TO VISIT

THERMAL POOLS

PAMUKKALE

Pamukkale - Denizli, Turkey 20190

KARAHAYIT

Karahayit Mahallesi
Pamukkale - Denizli, Turkey 20190

ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES

HIERAPOLIS 

Pamukkale
Pamukkale - Denizli, Turkey 20190

TRIPOLIS

Yenicekent
Yenicekent - Denizli, Turkey 20451

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REQUIRED READING
Persian Art & Architecture By Henri Stierlin | Stories + Objects International Travel Tips

BY FRANCESCO D'ANDRIA

PURCHASE
The Objects

Exclusive Edition 012 \ Buldan Peshtemal Towels


The peshtemal towel is synonymous with Turkish bathing culture. The thinly woven sheet is widely used in hamams and bath houses around the world, but has become increasingly popular around the world for its durability and ability to absorb water quickly.

Details

These cotton peshtemals were woven by father and son, Turgut and Ahmet Efeoğlu, in the town of Buldan for Stories + Objects. Traditionally used in the Turkish bath, these lightweight towels are also perfect for the beach and poolside. Sold in a set of two oversized towels with a S+O signature canvas duster bag.

The Story

A WEAVER'S VILLAGE


The sound of the loom is the signature song of the town of Buldan, a well-known weaver's enclave in the inner Aegean region of Denizli, Turkey where the tradition is believed to date to Roman times as far back as 800 BC. For much of the past, cotton sourced from nearby fields traveled into the village where nearly every home had a hand loom and at least one family member contributing to the making of local peshtemal garments and towels. Today, much of the work is done by modern machines in large, regional factories, while only a small group of weavers, from ages twenty to ninety-three, continue to make the homespun creations by hand or by mechanized work benches.