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The National Park located on the Mount Spil where the province Manisa is established in Aegean Region is 24 km to Manisa. This Park has been formed by interesting formations such as canyon valleys, caves, and holes.

The flora of the region is composed of pines, junipers, poplars, walnuts, alders, elm trees, and oaks as well as other species of plants and trees peculiar to the region in the National Park. Manisa tulips which named one of the periods of Ottoman Empire and which were given to the European countries are grown naturally in the National Park.

The fauna of the region covers the wild animals such as roe deers, wolves, jackals, pigsi foxes, weasels, badgers, chamois, vultures, eagles and tragopans.

According to a mythology, it was the wife Kybele (Sipylena) of time god Kronos which named the Mount Spil. Kybele is the fertility goddess of all the gods and goddesses as well as plants, animals and human beings. There are relieves of Kybele in sitting position on a rock cliff in Akpinar.

The place known as "Crying Rock" is the rock of Niobe who cried for her 14 clihdren after they were killed by Apollo and Artemis, sons of the goddess Leto, according to the mythology.

The caves around the National Park were used as residence units in ancient times; some findings are exhibited in Manisa Museum.

Suluklu Gol and Pasaini which are at the altitude of 600 m in the east of the National Park are the places which can be visited.

This region is appropriate for mountain climbing, trekking and marksmanship. It is possible to camp and make daily excursions around Ataalani.

There are night clubs and bungalows in the region. Furthermore, you can accommodate in the chalets by booking beforehand.