The 16. Alanya Traditional Gökbel Oil Wrestling

  • The wrestlers are using oil on the body that the rival can not easily grab them. The rules of tradition Turkish wresting is different than normal wrestling.
  • Its is outdoor and on the grass.
  • Over 700 wrestlers will join the championship
  • At the top of Taurus Mountain the place called “Gökbel Yaylası”
  • The sponsor who has paid the most money for the game is called “güreş agası”
  • Wrestling will start at 09:00 on 19th of July.
  • The way to Gökbel Yayla (Place of Festival) is from Mahmutlar up to Taurus mountains. After the tunnels, you will see the signs to on the way to Gökbel. It is 62.8 km to Alanya and It takes appr. 1 hour 38 minutes. (for the map to Gökbel:
  • There is no special service to the festival area. You may rent a car to drive up to the mountain.
  • You have a chance to see nature in Alanya.

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