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"Diyarbakir" Top 5 Page for this destination Turkey Things to Do Tip by MalenaN

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  The wall and the new part of the city
by MalenaN

Diyarbakir is one of the biggest cities in eastern Turkey. Inside the citywalls you'll find the old city with narrow streets, mosques and churches. Outside the walls, to the west, is the new city.
The wall going round Diyarbakir is impressive. It is almost 6 km long (only the chines wall is longer and bigger) and it is built of black basalt. The present wall is from early Byzantine time but was improved by the Seljucs.
I didn't stay long in Diyarbakir, arriving late in the afternoon and leaving the morning after. I went for a walk in the old town and went to an Internet cafe (the first Internet cafe I visited in Turkey where smoking was not aloved and were classical music were played) just outside the walls.
Before going to Diyarbakir I had heard from other travellers that it could be an unpleasant place. I did not have any problems.

The otogar is a couple of km outside town. The buscompany (Best Van Tur) which I travelled with had free minibusservice from the otogar to the hotel.

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  • Updated Apr 7, 2004
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