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Palaeolithic, Neolithic and Chalcolithic, followed by Hittite, Mitanni, Assyrian and Persian, and finally Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Turkish-Islam and Ottoman… Consecutive epochs and civilizations that have shaped the history of the city…

Footprints from the past in the form of historical buildings, ruins and shrines that are scattered throughout the city…

Gaziantep, with its rich heritage, is widely accepted as one of the oldest cities in the world. The mosaics of Zeugma, the ancient artistic and cultural centre of Karkamış, the natural beauty of Rumkale, the ancient religious centre of Doliche, the sculpture fields of Yesemek... Not forgetting the pistachios, baklava and kebabs that make this a city of culinary delights..and the wealth of artefacts from throughout the ages that illuminate the past and make Gaziantep a City of Museums.

Suffice to say, Gaziantep is a city that has certainly been in the limelight throughout history. As the famous traveller Evliya Çelebi said, “Neither tongue nor pen is enough to describe this city. Spread over a wide area, its spectacular, large buildings, its sought-after products, its many hamlets, its plenitude and fertility, its endless fountains and rivers of food and drink, make this city the apple of the world’s eye.”

As we feel that a city that is hard to define will be even harder to explore, we have put together 5 routes that will take you to all corners of the city. In determining these routes, we aimed to cover points of cultural and religious interest together with the plateaus of the uplands, but also to offer optional destinations appealing to those with different interests.

After following the tours which we have named Zeugma, Rumkale, Yesemek, Karkamış and Ravanda, we arrive at the southern border district of Kilis.

The guide leads you around the area’s cultural sites worth visiting, but also gives practical information to help you throughout your journey.  

Enjoy your travels…

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  • Mercidabık Plain
    Yazan
    Mercidabık Plain

    As you leave the mausoleum heading towards Kilis, follow the road east in the direction of Elbeyli and you will see, stretching as far as the eye can see, the vast Mercidabık Plain which holds great importance as an original Turkish homeland.

    The Battle of Mercidabık between the Mamluk and Ottoman armies took place in 1516. The victorious Ottomans went on to add Syria, Lebanon and Palestine to their growing lands which paved the way for the caliphate of the Ottoman dynasty. The victory at Mercidabık brought many religious, poitical, military and financial advantages to the Ottoman Empire, and was the beginning of 400 years of Ottoman rule in the region.

    In the centre of the town of Yavuzlu there are 3 monuments dedicated to the Ottoman padishah Yavuz Sultan Selim who was instrumental in this magnificent victory. The first monument, standing in the Yavuzlu Municipality gardens, is a bust statue. The second monument, 100 m northeast of this, displays the words “Even if the enemy soldiers are on all sides, I will not turn away from battle”. Immediately opposite this stands a statue of Yavuz Sultan Selim Han on horseback with his sword.

    Yazan Cuma, 13 Eylül 2013 07:29 in Ravanda Turu Alternatif Güzergahlar İlk yorumlayan olun! Okunma 12221 defa