Diyarbakir City Walls
Diyarbakir City Walls
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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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Marek_ZG
Zielona Gora, Poland1,983 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
The construction of Diyarbakir City Walls goes back to the Roman times. They have remained largely intact and run for 5 km, surrounding the city. This places Diyarbakir City Walls on the podium as the second longest and widest walls in the world (after the the Great Wall of China).
Written 7 May 2024
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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA1,597 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
For us the walls are just moderately interesting. Yes, they offer large views of the surroundings, the Tigris river can be seen from some spots but, that's pretty much it...
Written 28 October 2022
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ExplorerSaru
Istanbul, Türkiye162 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Impressive city walls. There's a lot of greenery and trees, its a nice place to enjoy a walk. It's worth a visit
Written 11 June 2022
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hakano0620
Ankara Province, Türkiye147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
It is a part of ancient history and civilizations. One will be suprised how ample the places between the walls.
Written 6 June 2022
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RichardK938
West Palm Beach, FL727 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I walked the entire perimeter of these walls with my local guide. They are very impressive with some nice views of the Tigris River and the nearby farms. Several key spots along the walls are undergoing restoration so the walking tour will only get better. Be sure to stop to see the Tower of 3 Brothers.
Written 25 June 2021
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Edin Krnic
Tuzi, Montenegro3,668 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Solo
I found several different stores about this wall about length and gates. I visited several gates and Mardin kapı is my favorite
Written 24 November 2020
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Öner Ergüven Tour Guide
Istanbul, Türkiye42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Business
Diyarbakır city walls, which are on the UNESCO World Heritage list, are the longest walls in the world after the Chinese wall with a length of approximately 5 thousand meters. It is also the oldest and highest, including the Great Wall of China. Its first construction date goes back to the Hurri civilization in the 2000s B.C it hosted many civilizations. It took its current form with the Roman in the 6th century. There are reliefs and inscriptions belonging to many civilizations on the walls of Diyarbakır, which has a total of 82 towers. The walls, which are about 10-12 meters high and 3-5 meters wide, were built with very strong, black basalt stones from the Karacadağ volcanic mountain. Diyarbakır, a heavily Kurdish settlement, is one of the places worth seeing with its walls, unique architecture, lively city life, rich history and culture.
Written 21 November 2020
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Lamis
Azaiba, Oman81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Its a long wall you will see regardless less of your intentions to visit or not, you will be amazed of how long it is and well mantained
Written 3 November 2020
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Guven D
117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Its the second longest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China.
You can walk on the wall and you can visit the old city.
They have also one day in a week a fruit and vegetable market very near to the walls, when you have time must visit it and is very cheap.
Written 12 August 2020
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stuartnufc
Glasgow, UK252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Spent a morning walking around the walls, at one place we were able to go up on top and the view was amazing. A large part of the wall is still intact and it is very impressive.
Written 1 March 2020
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