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Address: Ankara, Turkey

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A little known Gem!

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... read more

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

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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Waikanae, New Zealand
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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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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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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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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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Address: Address: Ankara, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Ankara Province  >  Ankara

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