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World Experience Tour of Nemrut, Throne of Gods & Upper Mesopotamia

ADIYAMANDAY ONE

Morning flight from ISTANBUL to ADIYAMAN.

Meeting at the airport and drive to KAHTA.

Lunch by the waterside restaurant after a short walk at the shores of ATATURK DAM.

Visit to KARAKUS TUMULUS, the 35 m high monumental tomb which was built as a mausoleum for the royal family by Commagene’s King Mithradates II in 36 BC, to be dedicated to his mother.

A handful of columns ring the mound. An eagle tops one of the columns, another is topped by a lion and  a third one is around the mound holding the female relatives of the king.

Roman CENDERE Bridge 120 m in length and 7 m in width, one of the oldest bridges in the world in use today, closed to vehicles, was constructed of 92 stones each weighing 10 tons of Chabinas stream.

Continue visiting the antique city of ARSEMIA from the beginning of 200 BC, the summer capital and administration city of the COMMAGENE KINGDOM.

cendere BridgeDrive to view the world famous sunset at NEMRUT MOUNTAIN (2150 m) amongst the mass-stone statue-monuments erected atthe summit in an incredible way.

Drive back to hotel  for dinner and a short overnight.

DAY TWO

Very early wake up and reach the NEMRUT summit to watch the most striking view of the sunrise among the statues.

Descent to KAHTA.

Breakfast at hotel aand transfer to the airport for return flight to Istanbul.

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