Let's continue our walks through the amazing city of Antalya. Last time, we visited the Upper Duden Waterfall complex, and today we will go see its "sibling," known as the Lower Duden Waterfall. Despite both these attractions having similar names, my impressions from visiting them were completely different.
Lower Duden Waterfall: How to Get There
If last time we were in the northern part of the city, today we'll head to the eastern part. I reached the waterfall from the city center by bus. Several routes lead to the attraction: TL94, KL08, LC07, KL21, TC93. Planning trips on public transport in Turkey is convenient using the Moovit mobile app.
The waterfall is located near the Düden Parkı-1 stop. As I mentioned in the overview article about Antalya, each city bus stop has its own number, allowing tourists to navigate using numerical values, even without knowing the language. In our case, the stop number is 10075.
Walk to the Waterfall
From the stop to the waterfall, there are well-maintained pedestrian and bicycle paths. The journey to the attraction takes about ten minutes. The route follows along the Duden stream, which ultimately culminates in the waterfall. Above the canal, there is a rope course, and tourists occasionally traverse it.
At the beginning of the article, I noted that the Upper and Lower waterfalls leave different impressions. The first is located in a fenced park area with ancient exhibits and a pedestrian route. The Lower waterfall can be considered a regular urban feature, open for free visits. There are no caves or walking paths here, but this is quite compensated for by its very unusual view. I can't decide which waterfall I liked more; both attractions filled me with genuine delight.
The Lower Duden Waterfall plunges directly into the Mediterranean Sea, and it looks absolutely stunning. There are several viewing platforms where many tourists gather, some of them fearlessly jump over the fences to take unique photos. Interestingly, during my visit, people were also at the lower part of the waterfall, near the rocks. There, I noticed a lone and fearless fishing.
This concludes my story about my journey to the waterfalls. Next time, we will return to the city center to take a look at the building of the Shehzade Korkut Mosque, known for its minaret formerly called the "Broken " minaret.
Have a nice trip!