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Address: Bogazkale, Turkey

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An absolute must, one of the most impressive sights of Anatolia

We hired a guide for some 2-3 hours at 30TL, which was worth it. There is an interior access road which passes all of the major features except for the Büyükkaya. Excavation has... read more

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired a guide for some 2-3 hours at 30TL, which was worth it. There is an interior access road which passes all of the major features except for the Büyükkaya. Excavation has only left the foundations of the many temples etc, but you get a real feel for the scale of the city, especially from the heights. As you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hattusha is very interesting to see. Though try to add Yazılıkaya and Alacahoyuk to your trip to get the whole picture and do not Miss Çorum Museum. If you have time, I would recommend to follow the trip to Ankara to visit the Museum of Anatolian civilizations as most of the artifacts from the area ae exhibited there.

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Squamish, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

6.5 km circumference drive around the inside edge of the site. Parking spots at the main attractions. Best to read a bit about what you are going to see ahead of time and/or visit the museum in town before entering the site. The site was larger than I expected. The different gates were fascinating. Use your imagination and picture thousands... More 

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Turkey
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The last time we visited a "guide" chased us around the site and even followed us to Yazilikaya (a nearby site). This time there just a few mostly friendly guys selling carved soapstone. The ruins and the surrounding countryside are beautiful and definitely worth the trip.

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Thank Phillip D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Its a must go, even though for going there you would need your own vehicle but it worth a go, the gates especially there are worth seeing and how from the high point of the view where once the castle was you can watch over the whole city

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Launceston, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Spent the afternoon wandering the various sites and using our imagination a bit but it was fantastic. Very well explained in English which was great for us but we did have a guide also. Earth gate ie the tunnel was the best for me. The Hittites were very advanced for their time.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This is a fascinating site and one is overwhelmed by the sense of walking around in the past. Do some reading about the Hittites before you visit and it will be easy to do the site on your own. It covers a big area and we spend the whole day walking and exploring. It is about a circuit of 5km... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

It is hard to comprehend how old - and how big - this site really is. It is also striking to look at the stonework and the intricate formation of stones to interlock and to realise that it all predates the Incas by 2 or 3 millenia

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Read about the Hittites but was amazed that we were actually here. Even though the place is in ruins, it is still very fascinating. A model of the castle is erected at the entrance, so one can just imagine what the whole place was like in the old days. We were able to drive up a paved road, and stopped... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Obviously not as intact as the Peruvian Inca retreat, Hattusa too has a special spiritual aura which defies adequate description. Getting here was a real challenge as we were not part of a tour group. It took us three visits to Turkey to finally make landfall using a custom guided tour to the area and we found we had not... More 

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