Gaziantep Tourism

Gaziantep, also called Antep informally, is an ancient city situated in the Southeast of Turkey. It is one of the cities in the world which has been inhabited continuously and is also the sixth most populous city in Turkey. Gaziantep is known for its famous cuisine, copper-ware industries and Yemeni Sandals.

The earliest traces of habitation in Gaziantep dated back to Hittites around 1600BC. It was later ruled by a number of kingdoms like Macedonians, Babylonians, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, etc. Under the reign of Sultan Selim I, Gaziantep was captured by Ottomans after the Battle of Marj Dabiq in 1516. After the 19th century, it slowly developed itself into a centre for commerce and tourism.

The city is embellished with great architectural structures, fortresses and museums that hold historical significance. The Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum is a magnificent place that is one of the most important things to see in the city. Your itinerary planner for Gaziantep would be incomplete without this place. The houses in the central town have impeccable architectural styles inspired by South-eastern Anatolia, Syria and Mesopotomia. You can’t but stop and stare at the mastery with which they’re made. And the outskirts are decorated with lush green Olive groves and pistachio trees. 

With Buzzing cafes, sumptuous pistachio dishes and pastries, and a lot of shopping opportunities, this ancient city will be one of the best places in your vacation planner.

Essential travel information and Gaziantep tips for your visit

  • Drop in a bottle of Sunscreen lotion in your bag if you are traveling to Gaziantep in summers since the weather is scorching hot.
  • Pack a jacket in case you plan your trip during winters.
  • The tourist information centre in the city provides with any kind of help you need while visiting the city. It helps you with maps and travel guides also.
  • Convenient way is to hire one of the local students who speak English as a tour guide.
  • Know the pollution level of Gaziantep before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 81.25 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 65 (High)
  • How safe is Gaziantep for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gaziantep.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Gaziantep is 152.33 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 74.22 (High)
    • Climate Index 73.21 (High)
    • Pollution Index 58.53 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 16 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 34.77 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 72.22 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.99 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 46.04 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gaziantep

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 15.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 50.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.69 USD

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