About 60 km. east of Adiyaman, near Kocahisar village. Within the castle there are cisterns and relics of a masque, bath and shops. Commagene king, Mitradtes, and also evidence of remains which might have been the Commagene Palace of opposite, separated by the Eski Kahta river, are the remains of Yeni Kale (new castle)Yeni Kale is the second...more
Hotel Bozdogan serves you opportunity of watching sun rise and sun set view, visiting God`s Mountain...more
Malpinari (Hittite): South of Firlak Hoyuk, 35 km from Adiyaman near Goksu is Malpinari where water flows freely between the rocks. On the face of the rock from which the water flows is a Late Hittite hieroglyphic inscription. Opposite Malpinari, near Besni (on the opposite side of Goksu) are a group of caves carved into the rock 40-50 meters high....more
If travelling from Sanliurfa as part of an organised trip, You'll probably stop off en- route to observe the Ataturk Baraji (dam) or GAP (Guneydogu Anadolu Projesi). This huge dam was constructed to provide irrigation for the former dust bowl of the area near to Sanliurfa, and therefore enabling the locals to cultivate vegetables and fruit etc., to...more
Lightweight day sack- to carry camera(s) films/ digi stuff, water, snack., notebook , fleece etc I was there in May, - There was still a lot of snow up there! So- if planning to arrive sunrise/sunset- bring a jacket/fleece, gloves, hat etc.You'll get warm on the climb up, but can get cooler whilst walking around the terraces- or cold whilst...more
Nemrut Dagi is 2000 metres high so even in summer it can be cool and windy on the top. I visited in the middle of July and that evening some people thought it was enough with a T-shirt while others put a sweater or a light jacket on. I can imagine that a couple of months before or after it can be really cold, especially in the morning.Don't...more
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