Manisa Tourism, Turkey

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Manisa (Turkish pronunciation: [maˈnisa]) is a large city in Turkey's Aegean Region and the administrative seat of Manisa Province. Modern Manisa is a booming center of industry and services, advantaged by its closeness to the international port city and the regional metropolitan center of İzmir and by its fertile hinterland rich in quantity and variety of agricultural production. In fact, İzmir's proximity also adds a particular dimension to all aspects of life's pace in Manisa in the form of a dense traffic of daily commuters between the two cities, separated as they are by a half-hour drive served by a fine six-lane highway nevertheless requiring attention at all times due to its curves and the rapid ascent (sea-level to more than 500 meters at Sabuncubeli Pass) across Mount Sipylus's mythic scenery. The historic part of Manisa spreads out from a forested valley in the immediate slopes of Sipylus mountainside, along Çaybaşı Stream which flows next to Niobe's "Weeping Rock" ("Ağlayan Kaya"), an ancient bridge called the "Red Bridge" ("Kırmızı Köprü") as well as to several tombs-shrines in the Turkish style dating back to the Saruhan period (14th century). Under Ottoman rule in the centuries that followed, the city had already extended into the undulated terrain at the start of the plain. In the last couple of decades, Manisa's width more than tripled in size across its vast plain formed by the alluvial deposits of the River Gediz, a development in which the construction of new block apartments, industrial zones and of Celal Bayar University campus played a key role. The city of Manisa is also widely visited, especially during March and September festivals, the former festival being the continuation of a five-hundred-year-old "Mesir Paste Distribution" tradition, and also for the nearby Mount Spil national park. It is also a departure point for other visitor attractions of international acclaim which are located nearby within Manisa's depending region, such as Sardes and Alaşehir (ancient Philadelphia) inland. There is a Jewish community.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Manisa in Turkey. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Manisa like a local. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Izmir, Turkey. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Izmir for its bountiful attractions like Kemeralti Market, Saat Kulesi Or Izmir Clock Tower, Asansor on your trip to Manisa. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Manisa*

  • Pollution Statistics in Manisa

    Know the pollution level of Manisa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 57.27 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 63.59 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 48.47 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 51.02 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 52.66 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 46.59 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 39 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 46.35 (Moderate)
  • Manisa: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Manisa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Manisa.

    • Burglary and Theft 30 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.18 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19.12 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 39.2 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 17.99 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 29.52 (Low)
    • Attacks 28.87 (Low)
    • Drug offense 26.19 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.79 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65.7 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30.59 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.48 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30.06 (Low)
  • Living in Manisa - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Manisa is 149.22 (High)

    • Safety Index 72.61 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.29 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 62.33 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.13 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 38.47 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 72.83 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.53 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 60.47 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Manisa

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Manisa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.48 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 62.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.6 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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