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Review of Gallipoli National Park

Gallipoli National Park
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Gallipoli Battlefields Tour from Canakkale Port with Private Guide
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Gallipoli
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Gallipoli was the site of a major battle in World War I and this peninsula, part of the Dardanelles, is still remembered as a major defeat for the Allied Forces—and a springboard for the future Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal. The beautiful, quiet park is dotted with memorials and other features; it is the site of a big annual memorial for the thousands of Australian and New Zealand forces who died here.
Geeveston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Spent a day and a half covering a lot of ground all over the battlefields. Such a waste, but it has been beautifully looked after by the Turkish and Australian governments and people. Worth seeing and spending some time pondering the total stupidity of us humans.

Visited September 2013
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English first
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48 reviews
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“A very moving experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

We took a tour from our cruise ship to the Gallipoli National Park and Battlefields as both our grandfathers had served there. We did not visit the UK landing sites where our grandfathers were but did see the ANZAC and Turkish sites. Our guide was excellent, full of knowledge and he had a real interest in imparting the history and background to the conflict to us in an impartial way. The landscape is so beautiful it is hard to imagine the horrors that soldiers on both sides of the conflict faced.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Autumnlass
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Mississauga, Canada
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“Gallipoli National Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

Gallipoli was a battlefield during the WW1... there are a lot of different sights around the peninsula where the battle took place and tombs of the soldiers died during it both of the Turks as well as Australians , New Zealanders and even a few Indians.

The views of the landscape is also beautiful with green hills, the grazing cows, and the ocean en route and in Gallipoli contribute to serenity and beauty of the area. There are several memorials not to be missed in the area such as Anzac Cove, NZ Memorial at Chunuk Bair, the Australian Memorial at Lone Pine, and the Turkish Memorial with the statue of a Turkish soldier and the last Turkish veteran.

The battle of Gallipoli, a lot of soldiers died which included even a few Indians as India was a British colony in those days...The 3 Muslim Indian soldiers graves face the Kaaba. The place has a lot of history and is a place of serene beauty.

Once you are done make sure to drive to the monument bearing the words of Ataturk where he addressed the mothers of the fallen soldiers

Anzac Cove is to Australians and New Zealanders what Pearl Harbour is to Americans. Many lost their lives here in 1915, but the Turkish government did an amazing job honoring them in Gallipoli.

Worth a visit and highly recommended with a guide.

Visited February 2013
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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“A Must Do for New Zealanders, Australians and Turks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

Hard to imagine that such a beautiful place was once the site of so much horror. You need to go on a trip or have a car to get here and the various sites are spread out. A very emotional visit.

Visited July 2013
Thank marya7
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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

that is history and really emotional..there are a lot of places to visit in gallipoli and these places are far from each other so it is recommended to go there by car / bus / vehicles or etc.

Visited August 2013
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