On the western fringes of Southeastern Anatolia, Adiyaman is impressive for its ancient works of art and historic sites that has been accumulated here for thousands of years.
The eighth wonder of the world, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the 2206-meter-high Mount Nemrud is situated on the Arsameia Ancient Route on the Eastern Taurus range, with breath-taking views of the sunrise and the sunset. The monumental tomb built for the Commagene King Antiochus I can be seen along with many statutes of Greek and Persian princes. There are also massive stone statues of gods specially arranged on the terraces. A unique cultural legacy from the antique world, Mount Nemrud attracts visitors from all around the world.
Adiyaman Museum is an important destination to see the ruins of the ancient civilizations. The approximately 22 thousand pieces in the museum’s collection range from the Palaeolithic Age to the Ottoman period.
The numerous rock tombs and caves in Adiyaman date from a variety of periods. The rock tombs in the ancient city of Perre, Zey and Gumuskaya caves and Haydaran rock caves stand out among many other similar ancient structures. Close to the city center, these sites are sure to take you to a remote time.
One thing you never should miss in Adiyaman is the handmade carpets and rugs. Discover the bazaar and get yourself Nemrud figurines, carpetbags and cicim – a kind of cloth peculiar to Adiyaman.
Adiyaman is also an exciting destination for a gustatory experience, too. You will love eating fish from the dam lake in the town of Kahta as well as Adiyaman Hitabi, Adiyaman Tavasiı, Adiyaman Kebabi ve Sillik dessert.
The famous Oturakci Bazaar is the place to go for the shopping fanatic interested in authentic and touristic souvenirs.
If you are ready to explore this ancient city and its legacy of many civilizations, all you have to do is to plan your visit.