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Dara Mesopotamia Ruins

Town of Dara between city of Nusaybin and City of Mardin | Nusaybin Cd/D955, Mardin, Turkey
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find the local little girls they speak english

they were awsome lovely girls that they said all history of the place all europen and us guys... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
mustangy_nyc
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Queens, New York
Needs restoration and more protection

It's a little out of the way,you need car to reach here,I don't know about transport options.Ruins... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Burak C
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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“syrian border” (4 reviews)
“ancient city” (3 reviews)
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Town of Dara between city of Nusaybin and City of Mardin | Nusaybin Cd/D955, Mardin, Turkey
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

they were awsome lovely girls that they said all history of the place all europen and us guys your granddads was living here for thosunds of years make yor search you ll hit the story unbelievable . amazing i live in new york but forget...More

Thank mustangy_nyc
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It's a little out of the way,you need car to reach here,I don't know about transport options.Ruins are mainly cemetaries,it looks little like Cappadocia.You should also visit water cistern nearby the main ancient city site.

Thank Burak C
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A must see. Well kept with an information office sometimes opened. A bit of a journey from Mardin,but interesting en route. Please do NOT venture close to Syrian border

Thank jayhelston1234
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is Mesopotamia. The ruins are worth visiting just from a historical perspective, and the necropolis is impressive and fully excavated. The cisterns too are an engineering masterpiece, but don't expect to see the city, most of which lies beneath the soil and silt of...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The children who go to High school in around villages are good guides for taking you around. They ask for a drink money or a sandwich money. And the ruins somehow reminded me of Mayan ruins in Yucatan, Mexico. The Turkish government is working on...More

1  Thank SeyyahBerat
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

located within walking distance to the Syrian border, dara may be a bit hard to reach from mardin. I ended up hitch hiking along the main road. Located in the Mesopotamian plains, dara is a striking contrast with nearly Turkish topography. A feel of goreme...More

Thank en_voyage_300_600
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Strolled around for a couple of hours and could explore the necropolis and the cisterns. Dont be afraid from the nearness of the syrian border and do not miss the area on the left side of road before entering the village of Daera.

1  Thank K67435
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This is a magnificient place with necropolis, cisterns and a huge water system that expands into Syria. There are different sites in the area so make sure you do not miss any! Do not forget to visit the tiny shop and drink a cold ayran...More

Thank Kalamiti
Reviewed 16 September 2015

The most fascinating part of ancient city Dara is absolutely the Roman cistern. It is huge! Necropolis is also well preserved and has to be seen.

1  Thank Sevast
Reviewed 1 September 2015

you feel the history and the civilization of those times and your jaw dropping. must see place fantastic beautiful such a gem.

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