GAZIANTEP CITY GUIDE
The province of Gazi Antep is one of the oldest culture centers of Southeastern Anatolian Region. The history of the city extends to 4000 B.C years and most of the civilizations were founded on the surrounding lands. The city is located between Mesopotamia and Mediterranean and is at the intersection point of the roads connecting east to south and north to west and is also located on the historic Silk Road. The province of Gazi Antep hosts findings, creations and structures of Paleolithic, Neolithic and Calceolithic Ages.
Bronze Age, Hittite, Median, Asurian, Persian, Alexander the Great, Selefkos, Roman, Byzantine, Abbasi and Seljuk civilizations periods. Beside its cultural riches, Gazi Antep is a tourism paradise with its natural beauties, geography, rich variety of food and shopping possibilities.
Sites of Interest
Düllükbaba forest recreation area, Zincirli, Gedikli, Tilmen, Kırışkal and Sakçagözü (Sakçagöze) tumuluses, Dolikhe (Dülük), Kuzeyne, Korus, Belkıs and Karkamış (Kargamış) settlement ruins from antiquity Yesemek statutes, Gaziantep, Tilbaşar, Rumkale, Karacaören and Ravanda castles, Ömeriye, Boyacı (Kadı Kemaleddin) Eyüpoğlu, Esenbek (İhsan Bey), Ali Nacar (Annacar), Ali Dola (Ala'üd Devle), Tahtalı, Ağa, Handaliye, Alaybey, Şeyh Fethullah, Şirvani (İki Şerefeli), Akcurun, Canbolat Bey, Şeyh,Şeyhler, Hindioğlu and Çalık mosques, Ramazaniye (Ahmed Çelebi) old theological school (medrese), Şeker, Pasha, Hışva, Emir Ali, Millet, Kürkçü and Belediye Inns, Zincirli and Kemikli bazaars, Eski, Pasha, Şıh, Pazar, Naip, Tabak, Hoca, Hasan Bey and Tuğlu baths, Şeyh Abdullah Efendi Lodge, Debbağhane, Aynülleben, Yazıcık, Babilke and IV. Murad bridges, Gaziantep Museum.
Historical Sites and Ruins
Belkız - Zeugma - Nizip / Belkıs
Yesemek - İslahiye / Yesemek
Tilmen - İslahiye / Tilme
Dülük Örenyeri - Seyit