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  • 10 vibes for Adıyaman

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    Watch the sunrise from Mount Nemrut with its statues of ancient deities. Mount Nemrut is located 40 km north of Kahta, at an altitude of 2206m, and close to the city. The symbol of the city Nemrut is absolute worth to be seen.

    See the ancient city of Perrhe, which is located 3 km north of Adıyaman and has a large Roman necropolis made of rock and soil.

    See the ruins of the Abbasid fortress (restored by the Seljuks) and the magnificent 14th-century Ulu Mosque, the Old Bazaar, Oturakçı Bazaar and Tuzhan in the city center.

    On the way to Mount Nemrut, you should definitely see the Karakuş Tumulus, the Cendere Bridge, the Old Kahta Castle and the Ancient City Arsemeia.  You will feel that you are in an open air museum, and in an archaeological paradise.

    Visit the Archaeological Museum in order to understand the city’s history. The Museum displays local findings from the Lower Euphrates from the Neolithic and Chalcolithic ages.

    See the mountain goat figures on the walls of the almost 40,000 years old Palaeolithic cave in the Palanlı Village, 7 km north of Adıyaman. From there, go to see the Haydaran rock tombs and the relief of King Antiochus shaking hands with the sun deity in the Taşgedik Village, 17 kilometers away.

    Visit the historical Oturakçı Çarşısı (Bazaar), where you will find products such as hand woven bright coloured Pişinik and Alikan carpets, local rugs, saddlebags, cicim (light rugs) and miniature Nemrut sculptures at affordable prices.

    Spend an unforgettable evening at a Harfane night to experience a wonderful local feast.

    Taste the world-famous Çiğ Köfte, Kavurmalı Hıtap, Cevizli Sucuk, Adıyaman Tut Dudu and Mulberry Molasses, which the local people eat the most. It is recommended to order fish at a restaurant at the coast of the Atatürk Reservoir in Kahta.

    Get out of the ordinary and take a walk in the Gerger Canyon and Castle, visit the Gümüşkaya Caves, the Gölbaşı Lake Nature Park, Besni Sugözü, Karadağ Forest or the Floating Islands of Çat, where locals love most to relax on weekends.