Malatya (Armenian: Մալաթիա Malat'ya; Kurdish: Meletî; Classical Syriac: ܡܠܝܛܝܢܐ Malīṭīná; Ottoman Turkish: مالاتيا) is a large city in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey and the capital of Malatya Province. The city has been a human settlement for thousands of years. The Assyrians called the city Meliddu. Strabo says that the city was known "to the ancients" as Melitene (Ancient Greek Μελιτηνή), a name adopted by the Romans following Roman expansion into the east. According to Strabo, the inhabitants of Melitene shared with the nearby Cappadocians and Cataonians the same language and culture.
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The valley, lies in the Akçadağ district with its hidden natural wonders and rock reliefs, waits for its visitors. There are some rock reliefs in some caves, which emerged out of the geological formations, with different sizes. These reliefs are supposed to be dating back to the Late Hittite Period. This valley is a potential route for alternative tourism activities such as trekking, parachuting, rock climb, camping and scouting.
This is a very remote valley with spectacular Mountains and gorges, and picturesque apricot growing villages where the houses are made of mud and straw bricks. It's off the map, and many village pagers will stare at you as if you have just got off a UFO
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It was built during the reign of Alaaddin Keykubad I, an Anatolian Seljuk Sultan, in 1224. The brick parts of the mosque belong to the first period of the mosque while the stone parts to that of later period. This monument is unique as it is the sole of example of a plan with four eyvans (a vaulted room with one side open to a court) of the Greater Seljuk ruled in Iran. Its altar is adjacent to its dome. It has an internal courtyard with garden and pool outside.The mosque is decorated with turquoise and purple tiled mosaics and columns having geometrical stars and joggles as well as an inscription on the arch and tiled zigzag shaped mosaics. The internal part of the dome is decorated with the magnificent mosaics coated with the bricks. The lower parts of the dome are decorated with the brickworks revealing the geometric art of triangle shapes.
The Battalgazi Grand Mosque is actually a rather small ancient mosque , but nevertheless,it is interesting . We found children inside studying (the koran ?). The inside has some old features and we were able to remove shoes and walk around inside. It is about 16klms outside town fine for us in our own car , but probably not worth paying a taxi trip so far out. There is little else to see in the area .
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Due to a collaboration between Italian and Turkish scholars, this site is well marked by signs explaining the rooms and layout.
That said, none of the aforementioned artifacts are there! There are replicas of items right at the entrance, but the inside holds nothing of note, other than a decent view of all the apricot groves in the area.
A cab can take you there and back with 10-20 mins walking around it.
Worthwhile if your in the city for other business.
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We went to Battalgazi from Malatya by local bus. It is a 15 minute ride so really easy and worth going there. It is a nice place. The kervansaray is huge and you can see around. The garden is nicely maintained and the accomodation part is really huge. You can also have a drink in the garden. I recommend if you stay in Malatya.
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Uzun zamandır gitmemiştim.Yürüyüş yolları, piknik alanları, kamelyalar yapılmış. Merkeze çok yakın olmasından dolayı rağbet gören bir mesire yeri. Umarım " Nasıl bulmak istiyorsan öyle bırak " düsturuyla piknik yapmaya gelen vatandaşlar, çöplerini toplayıp, kendisinden sonra geleceklere temiz bir çevre bırakırlar.
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Arslantepe was settled starting from 5000 BC to 11th century AD. It was last used as a Byzantine cemetery. The first excavations were carried out in 1932 when two lion statues, one king statue, some relieves, and the remains of a Late Hittite Palace were found. The artefacts found and research carried out shows that Arslantepe is one of the important sites in terms of establishment of the states in the Near East. Especially the monumental palatial remains have placed Arslantepe among the peerless historical sites.
That's an almost 6,000 years old ancient city near Malatya city . You are experiencing a walk inside a city where different nations and generations lived thousands of years. Very well organised remarkable open air museum. I fell in love with the alizarin figures on the walls .
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Malatya museum keeps really interesting pieces from surrounding ancient historical sites. I hope all these pieces are original. Not only from Aslantepe but from other at least 6-7 settlements. From here I could know that in this area which were the most important ancient settlements that I even couldnt find on the net. Unfortunately I could only visit Aslantepe. So the objects are of very wide range and the information is adequate as well. Entrance is free and you even get a brochure of Aslantepe. Very correct modern museum!
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There are not many shopping centers in Malatya. MalatyaPark is a good option for shopping. There are many stores, restaurants, cafes and 1 cinema complex in it. You can also play bowling and billiard. It is usually crowded. It opens at 10.00 and closes at 22.00 or 23.00. It depends on season. You can spend half of your daytime.
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