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  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia10,060 contributions
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    Hittite Capital
    This site has been settled for 8,000 years, but 3,500 years ago the Hittites made it their capital. It is easy to spend the best part of a day wandering all over it, there's so much to see ! Only the ruins of stone buildings are left and these would have been temples and government structures ; ordinary citizens would have lived in clay & timber houses and they are long gone. Being such a large site, it is best visited by car and accompanied by a guide. You will stop at different locations to visit gates, tunnel and great temple. The best view, overlooking the whole city, is from the acropolis on the high ridge, known as Great Fortress. Near the entrance there is a small shop, where local artisans sell reproductions of Hittite reliefs, carved in soapstone.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 November 2023
  • Atis B
    Kharagpur, India1,175 contributions
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    One of the little known civilizations unfolded.
    We arrived at this archaeological and UNESCO heritage site in one afternoon. Our guide ( though not fluent in English but made us understand the history of this place very well. We were astonished hearing the details of this civilization. Though it was raining and cold yet we saw whatever our tour guide shows. We were lucky that we could take some good memorable photographs also.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 December 2023
  • LIN M
    16 contributions
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    Immerse yourself in the Hittite capital
    We visited Hattusa yesterday (February 11, 2024). Since we stayed in Boğazkale both nights before and after, we had enough time. We spent four hours walking around the entire ruins. Hattusa is built on a hillside, and the highest elevation of the ruins (~1300 m) is about 200 m higher than the entrance, so physical effort is needed for walking tours. Walking on the ruins, you can observe every detail of the ruins up close and imagine what happened here more than 3,000 years ago.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 February 2024
  • 1957
    Ottawa, Canada829 contributions
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    Impressive to discover!
    Part of our Gate 1 tour , we visited this UNESCO site where this site has been settled for over 8,000 years . The Hittites made it their capital. It’s an archaeological site and they are still doing excavations. We were were very fortunate to have a guide who still does the excavation for over 30 years who explained to us the different sites and discoveries. We walked around but beware very oven terrain with some big rocks..
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 April 2024
  • Charles_and_Susan
    Nottingham, United Kingdom7,263 contributions
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    Lots to see over a wide area
    This is a very large site and there's lots to see. You need either a guide or a good guide book to find places to look at, it's over a wide area. Highlights include the King's, Sphinx and Lion Gates, the Rock Temple and the Great Temple comlpex where there's a mysterious glassy green stone.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 May 2024
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utkan ulucay
Istanbul, Türkiye514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 • Solo
4000 years ago, 6 kms driving in the ancient city, temples, market places named KARUM which is a popular mall name today, gates, living areas, castle walls, tunnels, ...
There is a pyramid inspired from egyptians. Amazing gates reminded me the transformers-artival on earth😊 they must have come across from these gates.
Written 8 July 2020
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia10,060 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Solo
This site has been settled for 8,000 years, but 3,500 years ago the Hittites made it their capital. It is easy to spend the best part of a day wandering all over it, there's so much to see ! Only the ruins of stone buildings are left and these would have been temples and government structures ; ordinary citizens would have lived in clay & timber houses and they are long gone.
Being such a large site, it is best visited by car and accompanied by a guide. You will stop at different locations to visit gates, tunnel and great temple. The best view, overlooking the whole city, is from the acropolis on the high ridge, known as Great Fortress.
Near the entrance there is a small shop, where local artisans sell reproductions of Hittite reliefs, carved in soapstone.
Written 22 November 2023
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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA1,597 contributions
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Sept 2022
Hattusha used to be the capital of the Hittite Empire, in the late Bronze Age, one of the main competitors to the ancient Egypt. Not much is left, unfortunately, but whatever is left is enough to make you realize that you are not looking at the ruins of a fortress but an entire, huge city, where archeological work is still going on and will continue to do so for decades to come... No other tourists at the time of our visit, which allowed us to take our time and imagine how it might have looked like at the peak of its glory. The most interesting and the most significant place to see are the Lion Gate, the Sphinx Gate, the Yazilikaya sanctuary and the Green Stone.
Written 7 October 2022
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Lanni
Gaziantep, Türkiye5,509 contributions
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Aug 2020
Visited Hattuşa by end of August 2020, we realised we were almost alone as visitors in the area and seemed whole Hattuşa belonged to both of us. We saw very few local tourists and a group of foreign tourists in the area - remind us that we are in the era of global pandemic …

The best way to explore Hattuşa / the capital of Hititte Empire in late bronze age for us was to walk from the entrance to the top of the hill. It took 3.5 hours with stops in interesting spots such as Lion Gate, Sphinx Gate, ruins of Great Temple, etc. We saw the archeologists' work has been re-started in Hattuşa and it made our visit more interesting. By August 2020 the weather was nice (around 30 celcius during the midday) though it was very essential to bring bottle of water and hat. Boğazkale and Hattuşa are walkable areas and it is very pleasant to see around.
Written 28 August 2020
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Partylala L
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Jan 2023 • Solo
You can only take taxi from Sungurlu or Yozgat to Hattusa. Current taxi cost from Sungurlu bus station is about 10 lira/km. The first 7 km = 100 lira.

I paid 330 lira for 1 way, try to ask your hotel whether they have shuttle car service or not, the price can be cheaper.
Written 23 January 2023
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1957
Ottawa, Canada829 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Part of our Gate 1 tour , we visited this UNESCO site where this site has been settled for over 8,000 years . The Hittites made it their capital. It’s an archaeological site and they are still doing excavations. We were were very fortunate to have a guide who still does the excavation for over 30 years who explained to us the different sites and discoveries. We walked around but beware very oven terrain with some big rocks..
Written 14 April 2024
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David D
1,212 contributions
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Nov 2022
The capital city of the Hittites during the Late Bronze Age. It was destroyed around 1200BC during the Bronze Age Collapse. The site is in ruins, but the remains of multiple gates can be seen, as well as a reconstructed section of the walls and the palace complex and the main temple of Teshub. The site is quite large and takes quite some time to walk around. There is a road that allows cars to drive around to the main points of the site, which is useful if time is a factor.
To reach the site, you can take a bus from Ankara to Sungurlu and get a taxi from Sungurlu to Hattusa. Public transport in Hattusa is rather sketchy, so generally, the same taxi back is best. Also be sure to book a return ticket from Sungurlu, giving plenty of time to see the site, as public transport from here to Ankara is a little hit and miss.
Written 21 November 2022
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LIN M
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We visited Hattusa yesterday (February 11, 2024). Since we stayed in Boğazkale both nights before and after, we had enough time. We spent four hours walking around the entire ruins. Hattusa is built on a hillside, and the highest elevation of the ruins (~1300 m) is about 200 m higher than the entrance, so physical effort is needed for walking tours. Walking on the ruins, you can observe every detail of the ruins up close and imagine what happened here more than 3,000 years ago.
Written 12 February 2024
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK7,263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a very large site and there's lots to see. You need either a guide or a good guide book to find places to look at, it's over a wide area.

Highlights include the King's, Sphinx and Lion Gates, the Rock Temple and the Great Temple comlpex where there's a mysterious glassy green stone.
Written 9 May 2024
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Atis B
Kharagpur, India1,175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We arrived at this archaeological and UNESCO heritage site in one afternoon. Our guide ( though not fluent in English but made us understand the history of this place very well. We were astonished hearing the details of this civilization. Though it was raining and cold yet we saw whatever our tour guide shows. We were lucky that we could take some good memorable photographs also.
Written 28 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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