"A medieval walled city, proudly Kurdish" Top 5 Page for this destination Diyarbakir by dabuwan

Diyarbakir Travel Guide: 132 reviews and 373 photos

Diyarbakir is the capital of a vast region in the South-East of Anatolia, close to the Syrian border, with a prevalent Kurdish population.
The climate in summer can be very hot (up to 50 C) and the landscapes are pretty desertic, with river Tigri being the main water supply.
There are a few interesting monuments and museums in the center, but in my opinion the main reasons to visit Diyarbakir are the impressive medieval City walls and the local Kurdish people and culture.

  • Last visit to Diyarbakir: Aug 1990
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2010 at 12:40 AM

    very far from the touristic beaches of turkey

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2005 at 12:13 PM

    thanks for your kindness!!

  • caffeine_induced78's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2004 at 4:06 PM

    What a nice page on a fascinating corner of Turkey. Well Done!

  • seratonin's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2003 at 11:47 PM

    Wow, a very nice page! It brings back a lot of memories of this fascinating city! I enjoyed it very much to browse trough your tips!

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2003 at 11:42 PM

    I only spent a night and half day in the city. That was not enough and I hope to go back next year.

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2003 at 1:47 AM

    sharing with you this grey,black ,strange but with welcoming atmosphere city!

  • titti's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2003 at 4:58 AM

    mura di basalto....angurie da 40 kg ... la gente ... Toccherà proprio andarci

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2003 at 1:39 AM

    Nice page. We liked Diyarbakir very much, but we also saw a lot of trouble between the police and the Kurdish people in 1985.

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2003 at 11:55 PM

    Intriguing place .. thanks for info .. looks like I can't hang out in the local bar ? :-p

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2003 at 3:37 PM

    an interesting location and great pics ! I was there in 1990 and remember the very special atmosphere there !


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