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Top Choice Ruins in Nemrut Dağı National Park

Nemrut Dağı Summit

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 their bodies by earthquakes, now sit silently on the ground i…
Top Choice Ruins in Nemrut Dağı National Park

Arsameia

About 1.5km south of the Kocahisar turn-off, a turn to the east brings you to a national park gate and ticket office and, 1.5km past this, the ancient Commagene capital of Arsameia. Here a path leads 400m uphill fro…
Park in Nemrut Dağı National Park

Nemrut Dağı Milli Parkı

This 138-sq-km national park encompasses Nemrut Dağı itself and several of the associated monuments in the surrounding area.
Ruins in Nemrut Dağı National Park

Karakuş Tümülüsü

Eight kilometres north of Kahta on highway D360, a road forks left towards Sincik; 1.2km along here, a second fork left leads 700m to the Karakuş Tümülüsü, a large burial mound built in 36 BC. The small, loose stone…
Bridge in Nemrut Dağı National Park

Cendere Bridge

Nineteen kilometres from Kahta on the Sincik road (10km past the Karakuş Tümülüsü) is a modern bridge over the Cendere River. To the left you'll see a magnificent humpback Roman bridge built in the 2nd century AD. T…
Castle in Nemrut Dağı National Park

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-centur…
Bridge in Nemrut Dağı National Park

Seljuk Bridge

Immediately east of the Kocahisar turn-off on the road towards Nemrut Dağı, an old road veers north off the modern one to cross the Kahta (Nymphaios) River on a graceful Seljuk bridge.