Being a country that relies heavily on tourism, Turkey is distinguished by the diversity of its forms of tourism, such as investment tourism, and there is another type, which is medical tourism.
Medical tourism is very famous in Turkey and attracts large numbers of people every year from all over the world, especially for cosmetic operations, hair transplantation and cosmetic dentistry. It also falls within the medical tourism in Turkey to visit hot springs in it.
As the number of natural hot and mineral springs in Turkey is 1500, and thus Turkey leads the European countries in this matter, and most of these springs are located in the regions of Marmara, Istanbul and Central Anatolia.
In general, hot springs are formed naturally from rain and snow water leakage into the ground, where the lava rises the temperature of this water and then they explode from between the rocks.
What are the most important hot springs in Turkey?
The most important characteristic of hot springs in Turkey is that they have great therapeutic benefits, as they help in treating many diseases such as joint diseases, and for this the hot springs are considered of the most important tourist destinations in Turkey, which are intended by tourists for the purpose of relaxation and treatment. Among the most important of these springs:
Hot springs in Tuzla: people come to visit them from Istanbul and the neighboring cities in order to recover with its mineral water that spreads over a wide area, and its area is characterized by the presence of hotels and resorts at reasonable prices.
Also, its water is characterized by high levels of sodium and this is an important destination for asthma patients
Oylat springs: These springs are located in the south of Mount Uludag, and they date back to ancient times, and the first springs that are characterized by their sulfur water and calcium, and other springs that’s water contain sulfates, hydrogen ions and iron, and it’s very useful to drink this water as they contribute to the treatment of many diseases such as abundance, obesity, and also contribute to the relief of pain.
Armutlu Baths: This center is located 2 km north of Armutlu, and these springs date back to the period before the Greek civilization. The water of these springs contributes to treating rheumatic diseases, and it also plays a big role in stimulating the heart, blood circulation, and malnutrition diseases. The water of these springs contains sodium salts, dioxide carbonate, acidic compounds and sulfur compounds.
Karacasu Springs: It is located in the Turkish city of Bolu, and is also considered one of the most important medical tourism centers in Turkey and is located between the mountains and forests of the Black Sea region.
Its water has an amazing healing property and is supervised by the Ministry of Health through its physiotherapy and rehabilitation center. And its water helps in healing many skin diseases because it contains high levels of useful mineral substances
Hot springs in Yalova: These springs are located in Yalova and about 12 km from the center of the city, and these springs are distinguished by their great historical value, and they contain a number of the most important historical bathtubs such as the bathtub of the sultan, the bath of the mother in addition to the village bath,
and these springs are characterized by low water tension, and it also contributes into treating a large number of diseases such as chronic ulcers and duodenal diseases, descending colon diseases, spastic paralysis, intestinal secretion diseases, hemorrhoid and fistula diseases, decomposing rheumatic conditions, and the water of these springs contains p. Sulfur compounds, sodium and calcium salts.
Hot springs in Afyon: they are ancient springs and of the most important springs in Turkey, and the use of these springs was limited to the local population before the Turkish government established many facilities in this region to attract tourists to it,
The water of these springs contributes to treating rheumatic diseases, skin diseases, cardiovascular diseases, diseases of the digestive system, calcification of joints, bone diseases, liver diseases, and gynecology.
Hot springs in Denizli,Pamukkale springs: These springs are located north of the city of Denizli near Pamukkale and return to the Roman period, and these springs descend from the mountains through a group of waterways to form wonderful and unique circular basins of white rocks, and the water of these springs contribute to treating intestinal diseases in addition to liver and bile duct diseases, chronic infections, ration, diabetes, rheumatism, gout, cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis.