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Gaziantep Travel Guide: 50 reviews and 181 photos
Still disputed but the city of Gaziantep is considered to be one of the oldest countinuously inhabited cityies in the world, placing at no. 5 right after Faiyum of Egypt, estimated to be as old as 3650BC.
Gaziantep is popularly known in the old times and at present as Antep, is the 6th most populous city in Turkey with a population of almost 1.4 million people.
In 1921, "Antep" was legally renamed "Gaziantep", meaning "Victorious Antep". It probably is the site of the Hellenistic city of Antiochia ad Taurum.
The city was ruled by Akkadians, Mitannis, Hittites, Neo-Hittites, Assyrians, Urartians, Babylonians, Persians, Macedonians, Parthians, Commagene, Romans, Byzantines, Sassanids, and Arabs.
I flew into Gaziantep from Istanbul Ataturk airport via the cheap fare of Onur Air, it was even cheaper than a bus fare at TL62 at shorter travel time.
I took OnurAir’s shuttle bus service from the airport to the city centre costing TL6 and walked my way from where the bus terminates to my hotel – Ugurlu Hotel – along Istasyon Cadessi.
Gaziantep offers a lot of sights from the castle in the middle of the city, museums, historical bazaars, old mosques, old houses and of course the remarkable Zeugma Museum.
- Pros:So much sights to see.
- Cons:So little time to spend.
- In a nutshell:One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities of the world.
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