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Second only to the Great Wall of China

Can be viewed on a walking tour of old city The walls are over6 meters Hugh and 5 meters wide in... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2018
Chasing-history
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Historic heritage, endangered by government and developers.

These walls have great historical value, they well deserve a visit. It is a shame that much of the... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2017
Haralambos P
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These four-gated walls were restored in 349 AD during the reign of Constantinus III of Rome, and they surround the old part of the city. They are also famed for being the second largest walls in the world after the Great Wall of China.
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Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Can be viewed on a walking tour of old city The walls are over6 meters Hugh and 5 meters wide in certain areas Remarkable cinstruction

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Reviewed August 26, 2017

These walls have great historical value, they well deserve a visit. It is a shame that much of the old city has been torn down by the government, with the excuse of fighting terrorism. Large areas of it are now being transformed by developers into...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2017

City Walls of Diyarbakır are very important to understand city's genuine history. It is a good opportunity to take a step to be witness of that. Walk alonside walls, climb on them (there are some available points) and take a deep breath of Diyarbakır.

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

The original walls date back to the Roman period and have been repaired and restored by the Byzantines, Arabs and Turks since. What few people have commented on is that this is the longest city circuit surviving intact in the world! There are several places...More

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Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Just new renovated the walls but you can not walk on it there is just one small place to go up I think it's not interesting but the location is in the city center so you will pass away.

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Reviewed September 25, 2016

The city walls are all around Diyarbakir old city. It is nice to walk down from end to end on both sides and there are gardens on both sides so you can also stop for a tea under the trees together with many locals.

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Reviewed September 9, 2016

A place full of history and amazing things to learn. I higly recommend a visit to Diyarbakir a surrounding areas.

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Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

The ancient city of Diyarbakir, or Amed (it's second name), once was surrounded by a wall. This wall was at the time built to protect the city from attacks and such. Now, you can view leftovers of that wall in many parts of Diyarbakir. Unfortunately,...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2016

Quite impressive structures. Önce again, it is unbelievable that there are not references to the history of the construction itself. The walls seem byzantine and are well restored. Around one can find parks full of green and lots of (turkish) coffee and (turkish) tea places.

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Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

I remained in the Diyarbakir region called kaleici gone. In need of a little care to duyulsa, a true masterpiece from the walls and remains in good condition so very beautiful. Also food in gorgeous

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If you mean there are hotels within the old city, then yes, especially budget hotels around Dag Kapi at the north end. You can find suggestions in most of the guidebooks. The buildings in the area per se might not be... More
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