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“Go there, climb, and enjoy.!!”
Review of Mount Nemrut

Mount Nemrut
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Adiyaman
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Mexico City, Mexico
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256 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Go there, climb, and enjoy.!!”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

After a 2- 3 hour drive, we found this splendid site.The man made mountain in the top we found these 2 sets of giants heads, overlooking the valley. We stood there until dawn with a view that we won't forget. The climb is a little strenuous and in the middle of july, we wore a light jacket. The wind was rather chilli.

Visited July 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Should Have Been One Of The Original Seven Wonders”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

A tribute to maybe history's greatest and most deluded megalomaniac. The burial site of Antiochus, the insignificant regional King who declared himself to be the equal of Zeus and had a virtual pyramid built atop of the highest mountain in the region, with huge statues of himself and the pantheon of Gods sitting together.
Remarkably intact considering the amount of earthquakes around these parts, only the heads sit on the ground whilst the enormous, headless torso's sit guarding Antiochus' burial mound.
Had it been more widely known, it would surely have been one of the wonders of the ancient world. All atop a 9,000 foot mountain. It's a bit of a climb, especially in the heat of the day, but the views are something that will live with you forever.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“An experience of a lifetime”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We drove to Nemrut (on a really dodgy winding road for five hours from Gaziantep) but it was well worth it to watch the sunrise at 5am. I have never seen anything more beautiful. It was truly amazing but only bearable if you wear loads of layers, woolly hat, gloves and a blanket :) Even in July the wind is crippling but the view is wonderful.

Visited July 2013
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Vienna, Austria
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“Stunning”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

It was my second visit, this time at day time. Less wind, the view is more than spectacular, the monuments are just stunning. They are building a new path (with stairs/steps), which makes the climbing up/descending much more easy. A unique place in the world to be strongly recommended

Visited July 2013
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“Difficult climb but worth the trip”
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We drove from Urfa, stopping to see the Tumulus of Karakus (not much there), Cendere Bridge (Roman bridge), and the ruins of Arsaemia (steep, rocky path) along the way. The bus had to go on unpaved roads for a lot of the trip and while the view was spectacular, I was concerned about it since there was no guard rail and it was a long way down.

When we got to Mt. Nemrut, it was clear that it would be a difficult climb up if there were any mobility issues. The path was rocky and it would have been easy to trip and it wasn't flat but a steady climb up. Once there, the heads and other stone-works were impressive. I would have liked more information available to read (other than my tour guide). I also felt bad for the guards as the tourists were trying to climb over some of the stones and even sneaking under the chain for pictures with the heads.

Gorgeous but if you have mobility issues, you might not be able to see the heads at the top.

Visited May 2013
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