Tuesday, 17 May 2022

How to Visit Gobekli Tepe from UK

 I've been wanting to visit for many years but the security situation and then Covid19 had prevented my trip. When I finally arrived it was worth the wait. Travelled from London to Istanbul and then on to Sanliurfa where we stayed. Bus from Urfa museum goes to Gobekli Tepe 3 times a day and as of May 2022 costs 13TL each way. On arrival the area was incredibly busy with coaches and cars all over the place but if you walk up to the monument it's far more peaceful.

If you have the Turkiye museum pass you can skip the line and go straight to the site or into the visitor centre. Weekend was very busy but I understand that weekdays are quieter. Unfortunately with our flights it didn't work out for a weekday. Amazing site that's well worth visiting before it gets over developed. Hard to imagine that it's 7000 years older than Stonehenge.

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