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Harran Ruins

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Address: Merkez Harran, Harran, Turkey

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it is very impressive and it is earliest record from bc 2250. you can see ruins of one of the first university of the world. but unfortunately it is not good conditions. you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We visited Globekli Tepe, Harran, and Sanliurfa Turkey in April 2015. Globekli Tepe had been a "must see" for me and it did not disappoint. I recommend that you consider a professional guide. Our guide, Onur Erturk, is an archaeologist and his knowledge added a great deal to our experience and understanding. He speaks excellent English. He blended in little... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

it is very impressive and it is earliest record from bc 2250. you can see ruins of one of the first university of the world. but unfortunately it is not good conditions. you can see the traditional houses... it is really interesting shapei they say it is perfect for that climate.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I went to Haran from Urfa and had a lovely day. We didn't see any children but were followed by a camel ...smile.... and the shop/beehive house managers and workers were very helpful. We went to the ruins and I was in aw that this was the first University in Turkey, followed by a camel which was amusing ....very enjoyable... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I caught a mini bus from the Urfa Otogar (6TL) to Harran (it took about an hour) and back and wandered around on my own. I got slightly harassed by teenage kids at the archaeological site, but such is life when you're a solo female traveller. In the end one a guy gave me a free guided tour to practice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are in Harran you should visit this place. At almost some place you can see old historical houses with conical roofs, castle, city walls and ruins of the ancient university. But according guide book I bought they are not ruins of university but very old mosqe. Disadvantage is that you cannot come very close and you should pictures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Before I went, I did not realise that much of the town consists of the old style beehive houses and that most are still inhabited. There are two that are in a perfect state of repair. They cater for tourists with tea, souvenirs and clothes so you can dress up and have your photo taken. It is worth visiting one... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

You dont need a tourguide. Walk around and read aloud. very easy to find ruins and understand them. Guides tell you they ll protect you from kids asking money, dont worry kids wont hurt you. There are coffee shops outside, dont drink there, a big time rip off.

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Antalya, Turkey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

You dont need a tourguide. Walk around and read aloud. very easy to find ruins and understand them. Guides tell you they ll protect you from kids asking money, dont worry kids wont hurt you. There are coffee shops outside, dont drink there, a big time rip off.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

I went to Haran from Urfa main otogar, downstairs, 5tl each way. 'Guides' are at the dolmas door before you can get off, they tell you trail is 2km and too far to walk so you must go on motorbike. They tell you they want no money but practise English. I went alone because they were very annoying!! Beehive house... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wonderful little town. Friendly people, shy kids are adorable. Very fotogenic. Take a little time to walk around Harran, look at the houses. Take the unpaved roads and imagine yourself walking in an ancient village. Recommended!

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