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1.1 km (0.7 miles) SSE of Tepeköy, Denizli, Turkey
Approx. altitude: 158 m (518 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 151°W

Accuracy: 15 m (49 ft)
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#2: Looking North to the village of Tepeköy #3: Looking East #4: Looking South, the direction from which I approached #5: Looking West #6: GPS - couldn't quite make the last digit without getting my feet wet! #7: The track out of the nearby village #8: Local transport...

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  38°N 29°E (visit #1)  

#1: Confluence from 100 m

(visited by Bob Biggart)

03-Nov-2003 -- Following the route of my 38N 28E trip, I took off to visit 38N 29E. Having been the same route to Aydın the week earlier I made good progress beyond and towards Denizli on the E87 road. Again the lack of a detailed enough map made finding the turn off towards Tepeköy difficult, but I eventually found it and following my nose and the GPS direction needle made towards 38N 29E. I came off the E87 south of Sarayköy in the direction of Akköy and the road to the famous tourist area of Pamukkale.

The flat and cultivated countryside surrounding this Confluence made navigation difficult frankly, I simply followed the GPS and at times risked taking a turn in the general direction, there are few road signs. I ended up taking an unpaved road outside of a village (the name of I have forgotten, I'm afraid) in the direction of Tepeköy. This dirt road followed an irrigation or drainage canal at a range of approximately 3 km from the Confluence.

With the GOTO needle pointing dead ahead I followed this dirt track beside the canal for a few kilometres getting nearer and nearer, to my delight and surprise every turn in the road centred the needle until I stopped some 20 m from the Confluence. The road took me right to the point.

The Confluence is located beside the dirt road and by my reckoning is centred in the middle of the canal. The road is rough but easily passable by car and is used by large trucks from a quarry nearby. I'd think twice however, if there has been heavy rain. As the photos show it is a flat and cultivated area, mainly cotton. It is criss-crossed with many tracks.

After the visit I continued north on the same dirt road through Tepeköy and eventually found myself near the ancient ruins of Tripolis, which if you are there are worth a visit.


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#1: Confluence from 100 m
#2: Looking North to the village of Tepeköy
#3: Looking East
#4: Looking South, the direction from which I approached
#5: Looking West
#6: GPS - couldn't quite make the last digit without getting my feet wet!
#7: The track out of the nearby village
#8: Local transport...
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