Aydin is one of the major cities in the Aegean region of Turkey and is growing very fast. Apart from the industry, the main agricultural products of the province are; figs, olives, strawberries and cotton.
The ancient name of the province of Aydin was Tralleis. It was celebrated as the center of sculpture, with a well known sculpture school. The museum in Aydin exhibits the relics of many civilizations which have passed through this important center in Anatolia. The remains in the city date back to the 2nd-century A.D. while you may see many examples of other periods in the environs of the province.
After 1186, Aydin was ruled by Seljuks who affected architectural style of the city during that time. The local museum of Aydin displays artifacts from that time and the different periods of history.