Adiyaman Airport (ADF)

Adiyaman Airport (ADF)

The province of Adıyaman is a must with its cultural assets, its natural beauty, its historical richness and Mount Nemrut, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Adıyaman has been the scene of many civilizations and the location of many culturally important cities. The archaeological museum houses regional finds from the Lower Fırat of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic. The ruins of an Abbasid citadel (restored by the Seljuks) and the 14th century Ulu mosque are other remarkable historic sites. High quality kilims (rugs) in bright colors are sold there at the bazaar at reasonable prices. 5 km northeast of Pirin (Perre) with a large Roman necropolis carved out of rocks and earth. The rock tombs of Haydaran and a relief of King Antiochus, who shakes the hand of the sun god, are visible in the village of Taşgedik, 17 km north of Adıyaman.
Adıyaman and Kahta are good bases for visiting Nemrut Dağı National Park (Mount Nemrut), as both offer good accommodation and camping possibilities and you can hire transport in both cities. At the top of Nemrut Dağı, colossal statues of deities greet the sunrise each morning. This gigantic funeral sanctuary, known as the eighth wonder of the world, was built in the first century BC by King Antiochus I of Commagene and strewn with statues of deities 10 m high in hewn stone and the pyramid-shaped tomb of the king himself. Technology always surprises visitors when they are first seen and makes them wonder how the stones were moved to a height of 2206 m.

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