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Kiz Kulesi
Kiz Kulesi
"Kiz Kulesi" is called in English Maiden's Tower or Leander's Tower. The Maiden's Tower is located on a small islet at a very short distance from the shores of the district "Uskudar" in the Asian side of the city.
According to a Turkish legend a princess was locked up in the tower by her father because of a prophecy. The prophecy alerted him saying that his daughter would die by the bite of a snake. The father wanted to protect the princess and put her in the Maiden's tower. Unfortunately at the end of the story, the princess dies by the snake that was brought to the islet in a basket of grapes.

(Location: İstanbul)
Uploaded by ali on 11/26/2004, viewed 15069 times.

Alanya The Coastal Road to Kas Old Istanbul Karaköy Kiz Kulesi Turunc coast Eskisehir, bridge Eskisehir at night

Kiz Kulesi
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