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Address: Diyarbakir, Turkey
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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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Impressive Wall

The old city of Diyarbakir is surrounded by impressive 5,5 km long wall build originally as fortification. There are four gates through into the old city. I would recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Helena B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Where is the wall?" was my first question to a friend from Diyarbakir. It is huge wall which some believe can be seen from the moon and the second largest in the world. It is still preserved well and we could see old wooden door as well. The only thing which a bit annoying is that the rooms inside the... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Incredible size. Highly recommend it. Don't miss a stroll along the walls through the nice park areas.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Just only panaromic view of Diyarbakır. Not reasonable to prefer. And in the night time you will not be feel in secure.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The old city of Diyarbakir is surrounded by impressive 5,5 km long wall build originally as fortification. There are four gates through into the old city. I would recommend staying in the old part of Diyarbakir as you are within walking distance of most of the attractions. Next to long sections of the wall is easy areas to walk and... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

... than in reality when visiting. The walls are impressive, at least in theory, stretching for something like five miles around the old city. Visiting them, however, is a bit underwhelming as they have not been well maintained in most parts, are difficult to access, and have been marred with graffiti and a lot of garbage. Worth a quick tour... More 

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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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