It is one of the largest canyons in the world. There is a glass platform for watching and enjoying the breathtaking view of the canyon. There are water channels, rock tombs and caves from ancient times in the Canyon. Ulubey and Banaz Creek (Banaz Çayı) are the life source of the canyon.
Ulubey Blaundus Ancient City
Blaundus Ancient City (Blaundus Antik Kenti) was built on a hill surrounded by deep and steep valleys. Blaundus was built by the people who came from Macedonia after the campaigns of Alexander the Great, and it is said that the people of the city called themselves Blaundus of Macedonia. The city, which was annexed to the Kingdom of Pergamon after Alexander the Great and then to the Roman Empire, gained much more importance and reached its peak in the Roman period. Among the important structures of the ancient city are the stadium, castle, theater, temples and rock tombs. The current ruins of the city are the stadium with one-sided seating levels, the entrance gate arch of the northern walls, some parts of the fortification walls, the mint and temple of Roman Emperor Claudius.
The Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Müzesi) opened about 48 years ago, moved to its new location next to the train station recently. The museum consists of 3 floors and 43 collections and 2000 artifacts are exhibited. The first floor is reserved for archaeological artifacts in Uşak, the second floor is for money and the history of money, and the third floor is for the Lydian period and the Treasures of Croesus. The "Winged Seahorse Pendant", one of the most valuable pieces of the treasure, is exhibited here.
Banaz Acmonia Ancient City
This is an ancient city built on a high hill on the Lydian King’s Road. A considerable amount of mosaic was found in the city, and there are Roman and Byzantine ceramic pieces, a gymnasium area, building foundations, architectural stone-marble fragments, two temple podiums and theater pits. The artifacts unearthed from here are exhibited in the Uşak Archaeology Museum.
Atatürk and Ethnography Museum
The museum is an old mansion that was used as the Uşak headquarters during the War of Independence. Another name of the museum is Atatürk House (Atatürk Evi). The reason is that Mustafa Kemal Atatürk stayed in this house for a while in the early periods of the War of Independence. The building contains clothing and jewelry of the Ottoman and Republic periods, Atatürk's bed, study and guest rooms and some furniture.
The aqueduct located on Banaz Creek (Banaz Çayı) was built by the Lydians on the Royal Road 2500 years ago in order to carry water to Pepouza Ancient City. Showing features of Hellenistic architecture, stones of the duct are interlocked with tenons.
Sebaste Ancient City
The city of Sebaste was founded by Roman Emperor Augustus in 20 BCE with the name of Sebaste. It is one of the 12 important cities in the Roman Period. In the 9th century CE, it became the episcopal see of the surrounding cities. There are two churches in the city, which experienced its most magnificent times during the Byzantine Period.
Pepouza Ancient City
It is the place where a Christian sect called “montanism” originated. According to written sources, the city had a Byzantine monastery. On the three floors of monastery, more than sixty rooms, dining hall, chapel, kitchen, cross-shaped Byzantine graffiti and Byzantine pottery were found. Spring water in the eastern part of Ulubey Canyon (Ulubey Kanyonu) was brought to the city of Pepouza, which was thought to be a large settlement, with the help of the Clandıras Aqueduct (Clandıras Su Kemeri).
Old Uşak Houses
Old Uşak houses (Eski Uşak Evleri) are usually two-storey buildings. The first floors of these houses are made of stone while the second floors are wooden. Only 86 historical houses in the city have been taken under protection. You can visit Kurtuluş, Karaağaç and Işık neighborhoods to get an idea about the old Uşak houses.
City History Museum
In Türkiye, Uşak is the first city where electricity was used for street lighting. The electricity used for the first time was generated and distributed in this building. In addition, Uşak's chronological history, geography, liberation struggle, tourism richness, natural beauties, folkloric values and Uşak tarhana are explained with documents, animations, visual presentations and models in City History Museum (Kent Tarihi Müzesi).
In Dokur House (Dokur Evi), Uşak carpets dating back to the Seljuks and frequently depicted in the paintings of European painters and the art of carpet weaving, are exhibited. In Dokur House, where hand-woven carpet weaving that is one of the greatest cultural values of Uşak is kept alive, hand-made carpets woven by our laborer women are sold both in Türkiye and abroad with the aim to contribute to the economy of the city and women's employment.
It is one of the rare natural values that must be seen. The "Pine Tree", which seven people can barely wrap its trunk with their arms, has been registered as a "Monument Tree" by the Ministry of Forestry and taken under protection.
Atatürk and Independence Monument
The monument, designed by sculptor Prof. Dr. Tankut Öktem, is formed of figures gathered in three main groups on a pedestal. In the first group, there are cavalry figures symbolizing the liberation of Uşak by Turkish cavalry. The column of victory rises on the pedestal, symbolizing that the Turkish nation cannot be enslaved and that they will live free forever. In front of this column, there are figures of Atatürk and young girls and boys carrying science and art books. In the third group, there are female figures symbolizing the heroism and courage of Turkish women and an ammunition-laden oxcart. In addition, there are some of Atatürk's words about art, culture and the Republic in this monument.
Taşyaran Valley (Taşyaran Vadisi) was formed as a result of water, wind and tectonic movements. The rocks covering the valley and taking on different colors starting from the ground look like a painter’s color palette.
Gediz River (Gediz Nehri), nourished by the water of mountains in the interior parts of Western Anatolia, has created interesting formations in this part of the Gediz Basin, which includes Taşyaran Valley. The water has created a very special and geologically interesting canyon by eroding the rocks in the valley.