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Address: Bogazkale, Turkey

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One of the best Hittie Empire ruins

Its a must go, even though for going there you would need your own vehicle but it worth a go, the gates especially there are worth seeing and how from the high point of the view... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2016
Kamran R

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Its a must go, even though for going there you would need your own vehicle but it worth a go, the gates especially there are worth seeing and how from the high point of the view where once the castle was you can watch over the whole city

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Spent the afternoon wandering the various sites and using our imagination a bit but it was fantastic. Very well explained in English which was great for us but we did have a guide also. Earth gate ie the tunnel was the best for me. The Hittites were very advanced for their time.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 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 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 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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