Denizli is situated in the inner region of the Aegean Region in Turkey, famously known as the Phrygian region. It is a well-known industrial city along the river Buyuk Menderes. Denizli is also an economic center mostly due to textile production and exports.
The Luvians were the first inhabitants followed by the Hittites. The city and the region went back to the Chalcolithic age and were part of many civilizations in different time periods. It was an important Greek town famously called as Attouda that flourished in Greek, Roman, Seljuks, and the Byzantine period. Later it was captured by the Turks when many inhabitants of Laodicea resettled here. It was also visited by renowned Ibn Battuta who was impressed by tranquillity and peace among the diverse religion.
Denizli is in the vicinity of the white cavern and thermal spa hotels of Pamukkale and Karahayit. In recent years, there has been an influx of tourists visiting thermal waters in Saraykoy, Pamukkale, Akkoy, Buldan, Cardak, and Karahayit districts. Denizli also has the ancient ruined city of Hierapolis and the city of Laodicea, the ancient metropolis dating back to 1st century AD.