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Address: Diyarbakir, Turkey

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Ancient bridge over the Tigris river: now we are in Mesapotamia!

It was exciting to see the famous Tigris River with its ancient bridge. To view the Mesapotamian plains from the bridge, to see some of the most fertile land in the world as well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Benalla
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It was exciting to see the famous Tigris River with its ancient bridge. To view the Mesapotamian plains from the bridge, to see some of the most fertile land in the world as well as the first place in History where animals were domesticated and crops planted.was quite exciting

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Walking across this ancient bridge, you get a fantastic view of Diyarbakir's forbidding black basalt city walls, in the distance, on the hilltop. You can also see the Tigris River of Biblical fame, on which Diyarbakir stands

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Diyarbakir Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

No problem about security. You can visit there easily. Somebody at Turkey tells lies about that region but most of them just stories

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Duhok, Iraq
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48 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I stopped here to have a rest; it is really nice place with very historical bridge. Tigers River at that time should be a miracle and this give you an evident how great people of this land were. Some musician were playing irregular music there, it was really annoying. But they build a lot of apartment just above this bridge... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

This bridge has historic meaning to me not only because of its age and beauty, but because it is located nearby the area of the river where my grandmothers and ancestors used to do their wash before the Armenian Genocide of 1915. You can access it by car from the Mardin Gate, and it's worth the short detour to see... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

For centuries , Dicle Köprüsü, locally known as On Gözlü Köprü, built in 1065 by Marwanid dynasty, served as the only passage to the other side of Tigris River, for City of Diyarbakır Although, according to some sources there was a bridge at the site built in Roman times (600-700 AD) and repaired later, the existing bridge has a medival... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

This old bridge is called "Tigris Bridge" and more commonly amoung the locals "10 Holed Bridge" as there are 10 arcs on it. It dates back to 11th century. The bridge is quite impressive in terms of its grandeur, especially when one thinks it's almost 1000 years old. It's a nice spot to take photos. Other than that, it does... More 

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