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Address: Bogazkale, Turkey
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Key piece of ancient history

These guys go WAY back. Invaders to the area, they intermarriage the earlier Haati and went on to develop written, codified laws, chariots that bested the Egyptians... This, their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These guys go WAY back. Invaders to the area, they intermarriage the earlier Haati and went on to develop written, codified laws, chariots that bested the Egyptians... This, their capital, isn't much in terms of restoration, having built ofud bricks on stone foundations, but the foundations are extensive and their fortifications novel. ...another "must see."

Thank E R L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those who love ancient history, Hattusha is a must. Although it is sometimes difficult to visualize the extent of the city, there are stunning remains of the city walls and monumental doors. And one should not miss nearby Yazilikaya, the rock sanctuary about 1 km from Hattusha. Although Hattusha and the surroundings sites (Yazilikaya, Halicar Höyük) can be visited... More 

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Moraga, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This attraction will require a car or tour to get to the site. Work is underway to replicate parts of Hattusha but most of the site are remains of the buildings. It covers a large area so be prepared to walk or drive. Additionally, there are climbs up hills if you want to see all the important remains. Suggest one... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

It is about 2 hours from Ankara through the dry plains of Anatolia. Do not miss Yazılıkaya, which is about 2 km.s to Hattusha, and Alacahoyuk, which is about 30min to Hattusha, while you get there. Yazılıkaya is the spirutal religious center of Hittities while Alacahoyuk is another metropolis of its era.

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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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.

Thank LycianUA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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