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Titus- Vespasianus Tunnel

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Address: Samandag, Turkey

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Titus tunnels samandag province,Hatay

It is very intersting historical place in Hatay. It is far away only 25 km from hatay (antakya) city center. Handmade manpower tunnels

Reviewed 9 July 2016
mustafa k
Mersin, Turkey
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Mersin, Turkey
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

It is very intersting historical place in Hatay. It is far away only 25 km from hatay (antakya) city center. Handmade manpower tunnels

Thank mustafa k
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

It is near main road to Çevlik.You reach tunnell after walking 500mt A beatifull chapel remnants nearby.Must see.

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Mersin, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Hatay province,Samandag. So interestic,fantastic atmosphere. Tunnel, rock graveyards,church. I advice you visit this area.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

Wondering about the Roman engineering, it is super astonishing how they could do it: deep cutting the rock for tunnel and beautifully decorated tomb like a palace! With nice walk surrounding, many "path vendors" selling local product makes the visit more enjoyable. Entrance 5TL

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Cortez, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

The Romans diverted a river and used enslaved workers to build a massive tunnel to carry the water. You can walk through the tunnel which is about 1.8 kilometers in length. It is a bit of an adventure scrambling through it. The interpretation is in Turkish and English and is adequate especially if you have a little background on Roman... More 

1 Thank vaquero viajero
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

This area is on the World Heritage Propossed list. It is amazing to think the whole tunnel was carved by hand thousand of years ago. Impossible straight walls thru solid rock. The burial area is all very interesting. One of the best I have seen, even better than Cappadocia and Mardin. There is a fee of 8 tl or you... More 

1 Thank Teaspoon67
Altoona, Kansas
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

The Romans decided to divert a river,, so slaves cut a channel along and through the rock for nearly a mile.. The project started around 69-79 AD and was continued during Emperor Titus reign in 79-81 AD. By hiking back to this tunnel you will also have the opportunity to see ancient Seleucia. In 301 BC Seleucia was a port... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

This tunnel dates back to 69, created by human force only. It's about 1.4 kilometers and it was created by the effort of slaves in order to divert the river. It's really amazing to see what humans can achieve, though it's hard to imagine how it has been done. Walking through it is possible only at the first couple of... More 

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

If you go to Antakya you should definitely see this place. The nature here is amazing.

1 Thank PNRR
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Titius and Vespanius tunnel, is an acient tunnel, cut through and along the rock, about a mile long, to divert the river bed that was flooding the region which was then serving as the harbor of Antioch. The construction started during the reign of Roman Emperor Vespanius (69-76 Ad) and continued in Emperor Titius reign. It is said that thousands... More 

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