KÜTAHYA CITY, GEDİZ COUNTY, AKÇAALAN VILLAGE
TOURISM OF RELIGION
The culture of tomb is very important for Gediz. At several times tehy
are visited, people red Quran, sacrifice and now.
SOME SIGNIFICANT TOMBS
THE TOMB OF KARADONLU CİHAN BABA
It is next to the town graveyard at east. It was demaged by 1970
earthquake and restored by Hacı Mustafa TANRIKULU. Then, some social
institutions were built by Akçaalan Yardımlaşma ve Dayanışma Assosciation.
Teh juniper near the tomb is the symbol of tomb and it is said that; when it was
plant the settlement began. There is no one who saw it gren so the settlement of
the town is vety old. Dry state of the tree is in protection now. The fountain
around the dried tree is said to be healing for the illnesses resulting form
Karadonlu Cihan Baba, was a postnisin at the dervish content of Hacı
Bektaşi Veli. He helped the spreading of İslam around Gediz. He became martry
in a war and buried there.
was said that his tomb is in different palces.
helped the Turkish soldiers in the war of Korea and told them his home towm.
After that these soldiers came Gediz. To thank him but shocked when they saw his
Archives by Birol AKDEMİR
THE TOMB OF DOYMAK DEDE
is in the picnic ares of people in Gediz.
THE TOMB OF YAREN DEDE
I is at the entrance of the town. The tomb and its surrounding are
improved and it is covered with the trees named Azat.
These tress are 400 years old and this was proved by research. These
tress are used as swing at festşvals.
THE TOMB OF PİR MAHMUT
It is at the North of the town and on the way of Deresevindik village.
THE TOMB OF MEİS DEDE
It is at the North of town and 1 km. after the tomb of Pir Mahmut.
THE TOMB OF ALİ BABA
It is at the opposite hill of Kayacık town.
THE TOMB OF DOĞRU GAZİ
The Tradition of
sacrifing and vowing at a tomb is seen in Akçaalan like the other tombs in
Turkey as a origin of Turkish people. This tomb is 3 km. for away the akçaalan
The area of the tomb is surroundeb by paks. In
summer people come here both to visit the tomb and to picnic. From the hill of
Doğru Gazi all of the villages and towns are seen and watchşng the sunset here
Below is a tale told about the tomb;
At the foot of that hill, at
time of war with greece, greek soldiers were defeated, whilethey were escaping
they looked the back and saw only one soldiers. There were 11 Greek. Theyy
turned back and attacted Doğru Gazi. The attack countied around an hour. Doğru
Gazi killed 7 of them, but he was also injured. He didnt have strength and
began tı climb the hill he is lying now.
At the time the enemy caught him, at that moment
his saddle fell and he also down. He couldnt tie it and he took his bloody
sword and prayed for his saddle.
GÖZLERİM, DALDI UMMANA
EĞER! TAŞ KESİL KALMA DÜŞMANA
GİDERİM, ULU RAHMAN'A..
EYER! TAŞ KESİL KALMA DÜŞMANA !
HERŞEYE KADİRSİN KADİR
DÜŞMANIN GÖZÜNDEN YETİR !
BİRİNCİ DİLEĞİM BUDUR
EYER TAŞ KESİL KALMA DÜŞMANA !
To prayer Doğru Gazi, when it finished, his seddle was dumbfounded, that
seddle is stil existing there.
Archives by Uğur BEŞE - Tomb of Doğru Gazi Hill.
TOMB WHICH ARENT
There are some other tombs in Akçaalan which
arent constructed by some reasons. They are about 39 these tombs are; Ballı
Baba, Tekke Dede, Ildır Işık Araplar and Hacim Dede.