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Address: Diyarbakir, Turkey
Description: These four-gated walls were restored in 349 AD during the reign of...
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.
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historical monument

an enormous historical monument. we were able to visit only a part of the walls. could be a bit more groomed. because garbage was thrown in many places. Those who want to visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It is architectural masterpiece and historical gem. I have seen previously fortifications built from same material and period. However this, in terms size and complexity is far beyond anything I have seen before. Certainly should be on list of things to see if you are in 300-400 km proximity from Diyarbakir - it is worth a trip to see this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

an enormous historical monument. we were able to visit only a part of the walls. could be a bit more groomed. because garbage was thrown in many places. Those who want to visit the wall should definitely visit it in the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

There is Newroz Kurdish new year celebration on march. You will see the greatness of Kurdish history in Diyarbakir (Amed)

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The walls alone could be a reason to visit Diyakbakir. I have never seen a town with the same huge wall and towers and most of them in good condition. The wall surround the whole town.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

These huge black basalt city walls, incredibly thick and impregnable, have protected Diyarbakir for over 1,000 years. Apparently, they can be seen from space, by satellite. We walked around them and watched the sun set from on top of them. Magical!

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Ottawa, Canada
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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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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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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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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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