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Address: Bogazkale, Turkey
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Spend the day exploring

Take your time, walk and wander. The history you will discover is amazing and as we were out of season there were very few people around which was a bonus.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2015
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Seattle
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Take your time, walk and wander. The history you will discover is amazing and as we were out of season there were very few people around which was a bonus.

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72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

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."

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Sacre-Coeur-Saguenay, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

If access may be complicated, hattusa was one of the highlight of my turkey trip. The scenery is simply breathtaking and you can easily imagine the grand old city. Despite what everyone says, I strongly advise walking inside hattusa. Its an easy walk of about 5 km. To get to bogazkale, take a bus to sungurlu and then a dolmus.... More 

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Africa
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Historic capital of the Hittites. Explanations in English. Better to walk the whole site so as to experience the feeling of it.

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Geneva
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

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 74 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This place is way off these main Turkish attractions, but if you are driving from Cappadocia to Safranbolu or Ankara, or vice versa, this can be a good detour stop. You may not be impressed after you have seen, say Ephesus, or Perge, but, think about how old this site is. Then you will realize how magnificent this city was... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Despite the reconstruction on the original walls of three towers (how did the Germans allow it) the rest of the site is as archaeology intended it. Wind swept, steep and magnificent

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Richmond, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Both Hattusha and the nearby ruins of Yazilikaya are well worth visiting. But, to get the most out of this experience, you should have a knowledgeable guide.

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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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