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“An Enchanting Journey Back in Time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Midyat Old City

Midyat Old City
Old City, Midyat, Turkey
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Midyat
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Istanbul
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“An Enchanting Journey Back in Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Midyat is just beautiful. You want to go centuries back in time just go to Old City, Midyat. It is a very exciting city full of old churches and mosques. The current Christian population of Midyat is around 1000 only and they have their mass every Sunday at a different church because they want to keep the churches all open and functioning. You absolutely have to go and visit Midyat. The artisans of Midyat are mostly in Telkari business (silver jewelry).

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Stunning but neglected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Midyat is a beautiful old city, with lots of ancient sites, churches, monasteries and hans. Arriving in Midyat is like stepping back in time, it is totally awe inspiring. The sad thing is that it is uncared for, neglected and falling apart. It needs a lot more investment and a restoration project if it is to survive.

Visited July 2013
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Izmir, Turkey
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“A culture world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Fantastic. A culture world. This world is another side. You can understand now to the world and history. why people are war and where we are

Visited April 2013
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Antalya, Turkey
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198 reviews 198 reviews
145 attraction reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Wonderfull, virgin and egzotic. arabic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

how ı say to this mystery. Especially you must see this place. this is a history. this is a mystery. this is a wonderfull. when you see the houses as stone and works art, you will be shock

Visited April 2013
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Shanghai, China
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Potentially nice buildings but dilipadated”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Midyat's old town really has nice old buildings and churches (although the entrances cannot be found). Unfortanately a lot of old buildings are neglected. Some (like the Shmayaa hotel) take an effort in restoring them. Hopefully the annoying local kids will start to behave as well as the old city is further developed.

Visited April 2013
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