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Address: Diyarbakir, Turkey

These four-gated walls were restored in 349 AD during the reign of...

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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Surrounding old city of Diyarbakir

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2016
Ankara, Turkey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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, this piece of history hasn't been cared for that well. The parts of the wall... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars 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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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Not only the city walls in Diyarbakir are dangerous, the enire town is really dangerous for tourists.Be very carefull in Diyarbakir! We stayed there one night in September 2015 in Hotel Büyük Kervanserail. We were aware of the dangers and warnings in Diyarbakr from the travel guides. The hotel offered no food in the evening, we had to walk in... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

"Where is the wall?" was my first question to a friend from Diyarbakir. It is huge wall which some believe can be seen from the moon and the second largest in the world. It is still preserved well and we could see old wooden door as well. The only thing which a bit annoying is that the rooms inside the... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Incredible size. Highly recommend it. Don't miss a stroll along the walls through the nice park areas.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Just only panaromic view of Diyarbakır. Not reasonable to prefer. And in the night time you will not be feel in secure.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The old city of Diyarbakir is surrounded by impressive 5,5 km long wall build originally as fortification. There are four gates through into the old city. I would recommend staying in the old part of Diyarbakir as you are within walking distance of most of the attractions. Next to long sections of the wall is easy areas to walk and... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

... than in reality when visiting. The walls are impressive, at least in theory, stretching for something like five miles around the old city. Visiting them, however, is a bit underwhelming as they have not been well maintained in most parts, are difficult to access, and have been marred with graffiti and a lot of garbage. Worth a quick tour... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It is architectural masterpiece and historical gem. I have seen previously fortifications built from same material and period. However this, in terms size and complexity is far beyond anything I have seen before. Certainly should be on list of things to see if you are in 300-400 km proximity from Diyarbakir - it is worth a trip to see this... More 

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