Yeni Kale

Five kilometres east of Cendere Bridge en route towards Nemrut Dağı is a 1km detour to Kocahisar (Eski Kahta) village. There was a Commagene palace here but what's now evident are the ruins of a massive 13th-century Mamluk castle, Yeni Kale. The castle is undergoing a long restoration and is closed to visitors with no date, as yet, set for reopening. You can spy the bulky fortifications though from both the Seljuk Bridge and from atop the summit at Arsameia.

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1. Seljuk Bridge

0.22 MILES

This graceful Seljuk-era bridge is known locally as Şeytan Köprüsü (Devil's Bridge) and is worth a stop for the surrounding scenery. Below it runs the…

2. Arsameia

0.43 MILES

Take the winding path from the road up the hillside to view the remnants of the ancient Commagene capital of Arsameia, passing stelae, stone reliefs and…

3. Cendere Bridge

2.66 MILES

This magnificent humpback Roman bridge, spanning the Cendere River, was built in the 2nd century AD. The surviving Latin stelae state that the bridge was…

4. Nemrut Dağı Summit

5.35 MILES

Nemrut Dağı's famous statues sit on two terraces flanking Antiochus I's giant gravel-covered, mountaintop burial mound. Their 2m-high heads, toppled from…

5. Karakuş Tümülüsü

6.57 MILES

This large burial mound was built in 36 BC. It's ringed by a handful of remaining columns. An eagle tops a column at the car park, a headless bull tops…

6. Ancient Perre

21.92 MILES

More than 200 rock tombs pockmark the hillside here, remnants of what was once one of the Commagene Kingdom's major centres. The site retained its…

7. Adıyaman Museum

24.16 MILES

Adıyaman's small museum may be dusty and old-fashioned, but it holds a good collection of small finds from local sites including from many salvage…