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City Walls

Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Ranked #3 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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Ottawa, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Being a fan of both Islamic-world and medieval military architecture, these walls were great to explore. There are many places where you can climb them, some of the best or most obvious lookouts being the great gate at Dağkapı in the north and, especially, the Keçi Burcu or "Goat Tower" in the south which has great views onto the valley... More

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Hamburg
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

authentic unrestored wall integrated into the modern city! provides excellent impression of the modern day Diyarbakir and the historic city both

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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9 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Shanghai, China
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
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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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202 helpful votes 202 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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