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Hattusha

Address: Ankara, Turkey
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Ranked #4 of 120 Attractions in Ankara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Waikanae, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

a unique way to discover the ancient Hittite Capital. the entrance is a restored ancient Gate, and the site is enormous, but spending one day there is a must.

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usa
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181 reviews 181 reviews
72 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A large site dating back to 1700 BCE, the site has remains of walls, gates and a tunnel. That description does not do justice to Hattusha. Wander the site , preferably with a good guide or buy a guidebook in English at the Museum, which should not be missed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My son Kyle and I visited Machu Picchu in 2012 and we read 17 books and watched 5 hour long videos before we saw it. When we arrived, we were prepared to fully enjoy its amazing history, architectural & astrological significance in addition to its engineering and water management features. Same thing with Hattusha-we watched 4 videos and read 4... More 

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Carmarthen
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102 reviews 102 reviews
48 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The site is well spread out but this is compensated for by allowing vehicular access. An atmospheric site. A visit to see the associated wall carvings is a must.

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Ankara, Turkey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

After living in Ankara for 5 years, finally discovered this ancient city just a few hours away. A wonderful (though long) day outing. Be sure to go with a guide who is well versed in the history of the place, otherwise, there's too much you might miss on your own. What a beautiful place in the spring, and you feel... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

It is a beautiful site and well researched. Try to read about it before you go. Also there are some local young people hanging out who are interested in archeology and can tell you some good things about what you are looking at.

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Okay, let me confess to holding a PhD in Ancient Near Eastern studies--but that aside, if you have any interest in ancient history and cultures, then don't pass this site by. As others have noted, it could have better interpretive signage, but with a good guide book you'll be okay. The Hittite civilisation was a fusion of Indo-European and Mesopotamian... More 

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