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City Walls

Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Ranked #2 of 27 attractions in Diyarbakir
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Owner description: These four-gated walls were restored in 349 AD during the reign of Constantinus III of Rome, and they surround the old part of the city. They are... more » Owner description: These four-gated walls were restored in 349 AD during the reign of Constantinus III of Rome, and they surround the old part of the city. They are also famed for being the second largest walls in the world after the Great Wall of China. « less
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Very extensive 5.5km walls and towers. Great views of the surrounding countryside as well as of the old and new city

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Reading, UK
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Large, dark, basalt city walls. Distant vies of the Tigris. Not usually one to worry about "Health and Safety", but there are few restrictions to a very long drop to the ground if you step back for a better view. Worth a short visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

I ignored the information and the hotel's advice, and I went alone. Well, some young men were sitting there waiting for a female foreigner to pass by on her own. A guy from a group who were staring walked up to me and started speaking Turkish. He got face to face and wouldn't leave. I immediately called for a group... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

It is impressive to see so much of the city wall still remains. At the beginning of the Republic they wanted to destroy it but luckily it is saved. If you go outside the wall from the Mardin gate you can take a nice picture. Also I would recommend to walk up the wall and look over the Hevesel Gardens... More

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Duhok, Iraq
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Amazing how they built this wall, most of it still in good shape and it can be found around the old city of Diyarbakir

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Sulaimaniyah, Iraq
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We walked the length of the walls - an unforgettable experience. They're without question the city's greatest asset and reason enough in themselves to go there.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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73 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

The City walls of Diyarbakır with it's 82 towers is the first in terms of the size and the hight of its towers and second in term of length following the famous Great Wall of China. With four gates , the walls are almost intact believed first to be built around 3000 BC . The walls took its shape that... More

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london
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15 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

the views, the history, the fact that locals got for a walk there

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