Hotel Ibis Gaziantep
Yaprak Mah Istasyon Caddesi No 76 A Sehit Kamil, Gaziantep, 27400, Turkey
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City of Gastronomy
The old city known as Aintap is 12 kilometers at the north of the present city, This area was inhabited starting from the Paleolithic age later on Assyrians, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Abbasid and the SeljukTurks. Later the Ottoman Empire.Because of the resistance to French occupation in 1921 the city is rewarded with the name of “veteran” Gaziantep is one of the modern cities of south east Anatolia and also one of the oldest of Hittite origin. Its also the center of pistachio nut cultivation in Turkey and with its extensive olive groves and vineyards, Gaziantep is one of the important and industrial centers of Turkey. You can imagine that after so many civilisation the cuisine becomes one of the most famous cuisine in Turkey
"Food food food"
Gaziantep is famous for its three regional specialties:
1) The copper-ware products.
2) The delicious lahmacun (a kind of pizza in Turkish Cuisine) .
3) Sweet pastry baklava, which Gaziantep makes the best in the world.
Baklava is the famous sweet pastry of turkey every city claims to be best
But dont hesitate from the baklava of antep .Although Greeks believe that this is a greek product I am sure you will laugh after your experiences and your tests...
"BELKIS - ZEUGMA"
Belkýs / Zeugma ancient city was founded by the general of Alexander the Great Seleukos Nikator in 3rd century B.C at the banks of the Kýzýlýrmak River, 10 km east of Nizip district of Gazi Antep, over an approximate area of 20 thousand acres.
The first name of the ancient city was Seleukeia Euphrates. The ancient city had entered under the reign of Roman Empire in 64 B.C and it was renamed as "Zeugma", which means "passage way" or "bridge". The ancient city of Belkýs / Zeugma was an important Legion city in the Roman and Byzantine Periods and was one of the most important four cities of Commagene civilization.
At the skirts of the ancient city facing the Fýrat River the mansions of the wealthy citizens was constructed and the floors of these houses were covered with numerous mosaics with high art value. Numerous rock tombs are located in the Necropolis and lots of tomb steles, statues and human skeletons were discovered.
This ancient city was located 10 km south of Gazi Antep city center. The ancient city was located on the historical Silk Road. At the Þarklý Cave located in the borders of this ancient city, tools made of stone were discovered proving the settlement of the mankind in the region at 6000 B.C. The ancient city is known as Doliche in the history and was the religious center of Teþup, the master deity of Hittite civilization. Numerous rock tombs and churches carved into rocks are available for visit at Dülük village.
Some parts of the Karkamýþ ruins are inside the borders of Syria. The ruins of Karkamýþ are located to the south of Karkamýþ district and its historical background extends to the Neolithic periods. The Legend of Gýlgamesh was described on the Karkamýþ ruins in the Late Hittite period. The findings discovered from this ruins are exhibited in the Ankara Anatolian Civilizations Museum.
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