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Address: Bogazkale, Turkey

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A walk into the past

This is a fascinating site and one is overwhelmed by the sense of walking around in the past. Do some reading about the Hittites before you visit and it will be easy to do the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2016
Helena B
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Cape Town Central, South Africa

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is a fascinating site and one is overwhelmed by the sense of walking around in the past. Do some reading about the Hittites before you visit and it will be easy to do the site on your own. It covers a big area and we spend the whole day walking and exploring. It is about a circuit of 5km... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

It is hard to comprehend how old - and how big - this site really is. It is also striking to look at the stonework and the intricate formation of stones to interlock and to realise that it all predates the Incas by 2 or 3 millenia

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Read about the Hittites but was amazed that we were actually here. Even though the place is in ruins, it is still very fascinating. A model of the castle is erected at the entrance, so one can just imagine what the whole place was like in the old days. We were able to drive up a paved road, and stopped... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Obviously not as intact as the Peruvian Inca retreat, Hattusa too has a special spiritual aura which defies adequate description. Getting here was a real challenge as we were not part of a tour group. It took us three visits to Turkey to finally make landfall using a custom guided tour to the area and we found we had not... More 

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Seattle
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86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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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Thank GRtravelling
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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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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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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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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