Spil Mount National Park

Mount Spil National Park is located in Manisa Province, which has been an important center of civilization since ancient times. It is an important protected area for its geological formations, flora, fauna and also for its historical background.Steep canyons and stream beds are in the national park area which lie down between Gediz Plain andKarada─č mountainsides.

Besides lots of endemic plant species, Manisa Tulip, which is site specific for this region, also grows naturally in the national park. It is also possible to see jades which live freely in the nature and which are site specific. Crying Rock which is considered to be related to Niobe, which is a mythological character, and the Relief of Kybele which was made in the 13th century BC are important archeological remains.


Mossy Oak scattered between Pines and Larches are main plants of Mount Spil's flora.  Plane trees near to rivers, the Oak species on the bottom flora, Running Juniper, Rock Rose, Heather, Daphne, Myrtle and Berberis are also among  plant species in the region.  In addition, Astragalus, Grain, Aira, the Ferns, Spurge, Lamiaceae, Peonies are among the herbaceous plants in the region. Manisa Tulips specific to the region is an endemic specie takes place on Mount Spil. 76 endemic plant species has been discovered in the National Park area. The region also contains 70 medicinal plant species.

Fauna: mammal species such as puss, fox, bear, roe deer, wolf, jackal, badger, mountain goat, boar, martens; and bird species such as falcon, hawks, eagles, vultures, chukar, gray partridge constitute the fauna. In addition, wild horses specific to the region live on the Mount Spil as a wildlife values identified with the National Park.