Gaziantep, Mt. Nemrut and Şanlıurfa (Urfa)

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Gaziantep, Mt. Nemrut and Şanlıurfa (Urfa)

Getting here: Fly in and out of Gaziantep from Istanbul.

How much time? Four or five days is enough time to see thes area; with extra time, spend another night in Gaziantep to try another of the city's great restaurants.

Getting around: We recommend flying, then renting a car, although intercity buses are possible.

When to go: Summer can be oppressively hot, with temperatures over 100°F, and winter is cold and damp, so the best time to visit is in spring (late April through early June) and fall (September-early November).

Top sights: Mount Nemrut, the Gaziantep Museum, the bazaar in Gaziantep, the carp pools in Şanliurfa.

By yourself or with a guide? It's easy to see this area by yourself, though you might want to take a guided tour of Mt. Nemrut from Gaziantep.

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