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At Cirali, situated at a height of 250 metres northwest of Olympos is the eternally burning fire which gave rise to the myth of a firebreathing monster, called the Chimaera by the Lycians. The fire is known as Yanartas or Burning Stone in Turkish. It is actually burning natural gas, which seeps through a crack in the rock from deep down in the earth. A walk of about half an hour along a narrow path through a forest of red pine (Pinus brutia) brings you to Yanartas.
Info taken from: http://www.thy.com/en-INT/skylife/archive/en/2002_8/konu3.htm#1

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  • Copyright: Deniz Yucelten (dyucelten) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 51] (312)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-04-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-08-14 2:41
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