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Gift Suggestions

It would be a shame to leave Gaziantep without something for those back at home, so here are some ideas for gifts that are identified with the city: copperware, items inlaid with mother-of-pearl, yemeni shoes and Antepişi embroidery. In the historic bazaars, you will find copper items with amazingly fine workmanship; many decorative items made with mother-of-pearl inlay including chests, coffee tables, chairs, and trays; silver jewellery; and many kinds of yemeni, which are comfortable and good for the feet.

ANTEP İŞİ EMBROIDERY

Altınel Çeyiz Tel.: 342 231 34 47 Mütercim Asım Cd. Halep Pasajı No: 6 Şahinbey/GAZİANTEP

Egemen Tekstil Tel.: 342 218 06 47 Büyük Pasaj Kat: 2 No: 161 Şahinbey/GAZİANTEP

Eyüp Çeyiz Tel.: 342 218 09 10 Büyük Pasaj Kat: 2 No: 160 Şahinbey/GAZİANTEP

Gaziantep Kadın Çevre Kültür Kalkınma Koop. Tel.: 342 322 20 90 Sarıgüllük Mh. 30 Nolu Sk. No: 2 Şehitkamil/GAZİANTEP

İpek Çeyiz Tel.: 342 339 86 51 Sarıgüllük Mh. Kılıç Ali Cd. No: 2/A Şehitkamil/GAZİANTEP

COPPER WORK

Gümrük Hanı Hediyelik Eşya Satış Mağazası Karagöz Mh. Eski Gümrük Cd. Gümrük Han Şahinbey/GAZİANTEP

Gümüştekin Hediyelik Eşya Tel.: 342 323 11 58 Münifpaşa Mh. Korutürk Cd. No:188 Şehitkamil/GAZİANTEP

Günbeyi Turistik Bakır Tel.: 342 220 97 79 Uzun Çarşı No: 6 Şahinbey/GAZİANTEP

Hitit Bakır Galerisi Tel.: 532 737 80 54 Belediye Pasajı No: 6 Şahinbey/GAZİANTEP

Kervancıoğlu Bakırcılık Tel.: 342 231 22 60 Şekeroğlu Mh. No: 59 Şahinbey/GAZİANTEP

Osmanlı Bakır Tel.: 342 221 19 57 Eski Gümrük Cd. Lala Paşa Sk. No: 2/C Şahinbey/GAZİANTEP

MOTHER OF PEARL EMBOSSING

Anadolu Turistik Tel.: 542 504 42 00  Şehit Yunus Emre Sk. No: 55 GAZİANTEP

Gümüştekin Antik Showroom Tel.: 342 323 11 58 Münifpaşa Mh. Korutürk Cd. No: 188 Şehitkamil/GAZİANTEP

Özhitit Sedefcilik Tel.: 542 784 33 91 Münifpaşa Mh. M. Paşa Cd. No: 21 Şehitkamil/GAZİANTEP

Öz Osmanlı Sedefcilik Tel.: 342 324 15 66 Dülükbaba Mh. Haleplioğlu Sk No: 94 Şehitkamil/GAZİANTEP

Sedefkar Sedef Tel.: 342 232 42 47 Şekeroğlu Mh. Alaüddevle Sk No: 2/C Şahinbey/GAZİANTEP

AUTHENTIC SHOE MAKING

Osmanlı Yemeni Dünyası Tel.: 342 220 99 67 Şekeroğlu Mh. Kavaf Çarşısı No: 30 Şahinbey/GAZİANTEP

Yemenici Hayri Usta Tel.: 342 231 22 52 Şekeroğlu Mh. Kavaf Çarşısı No: 18 Şahinbey/GAZİANTEP

SILVER EMBROIDERY

Akik Gümüş Tel.: 342 230 00 64 Atatürk Blv. No: 29/B Şahinbey/GAZİANTEP

Hacı Hasan Kuyumculuk Tel.: 342 231 44 64 2 Nolu Kemikli Bedesten Z11 Şahinbey/GAZİANTEP

Sedef Gümüş Tel.: 342 232 09 52 Atatürk Blv. Çınarlı Sk. No: 6/A Şahinbey/GAZİANTEP

THE ART OF KUTNU

Haleplininoğlu Mekki Tel.: 342 231 23 17 Mithat Enç Cd. No: 28A Şehitkamil/GAZİANTEP

Kübbüşah Kutnuculuk Tel.: 533 565 60 44 Eskisaray Cd. Zincirli Bedesten No: 8 Şahinbey/GAZİANTEP

Muhittin Eldemir Tel.: 342 231 53 71 Anadolu Hanı No: 5 Şahinbey/GAZİANTEP

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  • Şenlikçe Sarcophagus

    If you pass by the village of Şenlikçe to the east of Yavuzeli, don’t miss the house with Roman remains in the garden. The 1.5 ton limestone sarcophagus is just lying in the garden of a village house. It was discovered during digging for sewage works, and dates from the Roman period.

  • Yarımca Quarry

    Travelling southwest from Balıklıgöl and turning right onto an asphalt road after one km, the Yarımca Quarry is about 500 m along, on the barren hillside to the left.  The stones quarried here were used in the nearby Roman road and bridge. On the vertical cut face of the quarry is carved a relief depicting a god, and an eagle on the left. 

  • Sultan Murad Bridge

    Going southwest from Balıklıgöl for one km and following the path to the left, you will reach the Sultan Murad Bridge via a route running parallel to the Merzimen Stream. The road is rough, but still passable by car. The bridge, which dates from 200 AD, is surrounded by mountains.

  • Balıklıgöl

    Balıklıgöl is in the village of Yarımca, about 10 km east of Yavuzeli. Proceed past the fields surrounded by pistachio trees, and over the Ibrahim Alan bridge.

    Nobody eats the fish in this 250 m2 pool as they are considered sacred. Local people explain that the fish arise spontaneously in the natural underground spring which wells up here. The wishing trees around the pool are festooned with rags symbolizing the many wishes they have perhaps helped come true. 

  • Dolmen Tomb

    To see the Late Bronze Age Dolmen Tombs, go northwards on the Yavuzeli to Araban road. Called gavrikul (stones with holes) by locals, the tombs are 2 km north of the hamlet of Akkuyu near Küçükkarakuyu Village. 

    A dolmen is a megalithic, single-chambered tomb, consisting of a giant, flat stone block laid on top of three upright ones. The fallen stones of another ruined tomb can be seen next to the intact dolmen.  Further stones in this 850 m2 area in the limestone foothills of Karadağ, are evidence that there were once numerous dolmens here.

  • Cingife Castle

    The 30-metre-high tumulus you will see when you come to the town of Yavuzeli is known as Cingife Castle, Cingife being the former name of the town.  According to hearsay, the name derives from a Genoese settlement that existed here at an uncertain date in the past.

    Fortress walls and stones from ramparts appear in various places on the sides of the mound. Closer examination reveals traces of Early Bronze Age buildings. Yavuzeli grew up around the tumulus and the town’s first houses, made of mudbrick, can be seen today on the east, south, and west sides of the tumulus.  At the top of the mound is a concrete building and transmitting antenna. 

  • Akdeğirmen Bridge

    The Akdeğirmen Bridge is on the Merzimen Stream, 4 km south of Ballık Village and 28 km along the old Gaziantep to Yavuzeli road travelling northwest.

    The bridge is built of ashlar and is well-preserved. It spans the Merzimen Stream from north to south; and is 60 metres long, 5 metres wide and 4 metres high. It has a total of six arches, one main pointed arch flanked by smaller ones.

  • Roman Watchtower

    The ruins of the Saraymağara Watchtower are about 25 km northeast of Dülük Village, by the side of the road linking the villages of Saraymağara and Büyükkarakuyu.

    The tower was on the ancient road connecting Doliche and Samosata in Roman times, and traces of the road can still be seen.  Seven rows of the northeast wall of the watchtower are still standing at the entrance to a vineyard house, but the other walls are largely destroyed. Nowadays, rather than an ancient ruin, it seems more like a recently demolished part of the house next door.