The local government ensured industrial construction was kept separate from the city by a belt of forest and its archaeological museum has become a major tourist attraction. The museum houses over 800m2 of mosaics that rescued from the dam waters.
There are excellent examples of domestic architecture in the Christian and Jewish quarter and it has several mosques and a ruined castle.
Gaziantep is famed for its delicious pistachio nuts or “Antep Fıstığı”, the best in all of Turkey, and is a handy hub for travellers on route to more exotic destinations to the north or further east. The city’s old quarter is built on a hill and has a large park surrounding a river, the bus station is 5km and the train station 2km from the centre of town, and daily flights arrive from Ankara and Istanbul into Sazgan Airport 10km from the centre.
The tourist office provides maps and lists of accommodation available, although many of the hotels are business oriented, there are budget and mid-range options available and many restaurants, mainly unlicenced, to suit all pockets and palates.
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Turkish Food Recipes
Bulgur Pilaf with Lamb - Rice & Pasta Dishes
Cauliflower Soup - Soup
Chickpeas with Meat - Legume Courses
Stuffed Peppers with Minced Beef - Red Meat Courses
Lamb Stew with Vegetables - Red Meat Courses
Pumpkin in Syrup or Kabak Dessert - Other Desserts