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Wow. One of first metropols of the world and capital of the Hittites empire. The upper walls and the tunnel are particularly impressive. If you are visiting Ankara or Cappadocia... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wow. One of first metropols of the world and capital of the Hittites empire. The upper walls and the tunnel are particularly impressive. If you are visiting Ankara or Cappadocia region, you should reserve a day for this ancient city. And do not forget to visit anatolian Civilizations museum in Ankara.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Hattusas was the Administrative Center öf hitities. It is two a two hour drive from Ankara. You can the localar Kids as your Tour guide. They are nice and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The archaeological site of Hattusha provides a deep insight into the history of ancient civilisations in Anatolia. Keep in mind that it's merely impossible to go sightseeing without a vehicle, as it's a vast area with numerous steep slopes.

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A great place to visit if you love history of old civilizations. Hattusha was the capital of the Hittite empire around 1200 BC! There are only ruins left there now and a remake of the wall but when you get up the hill you can see what the city layout was. The local town of Bogazcale

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Only really caters for big tours. If you come independently try to stay in Bogazkale, like in the Kale Hotel, which is conventiently between the three key sites. If coming in by taxi get your ticket and then have the taxi driver drop you at the lion gate if you intend to walk. Better still ask the driver to wait,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

feel the spirit of the hittite civilization, quite unknown today, but do powerful at the time. Hattusha is extremely well preserved, and you will really have the feeling to go back in history. Don t forget to drop by the museum in the nearby village

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Hattusha is an interesting place, although it is a couple of holes in the ground. Not everyones taste but it may bring out the archaeologist in you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Exciting to see such a remote place that was the centre of an amazing empire. Interesting topography. Also near other sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you are interested in old civilizations, then you should make a stop here for at least a couple of hours. Hattusha is deemed to be a World Heritage site. There is plenty of signage in English explaining the various historical areas of interest. At present they are still doing some excavating, though it appears at a snail's pace. There... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stayed in Bogazkale and walked to Hattusha. The road through the ruins takes you to the most significant of the sites, though you are free to walk wherever you like. Because we were not on a tour, we were able to stay for nearly three hours and we were never bored. Great signage in Turkish and English. What was... More 

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