Yesemek Open Air Museum

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  • Address: EsemekKoyuIslahiye, Islahiye, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 2 TRY
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Library, Museums, Outdoors, Village, Cafe, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums

On a hill near Yesemek village is an open air museum. The hill is actually a Hittite stone quarry, since the year 1375 BC. And on it is found a volcanic derivative- Basalt. For over 600 years, this quarry has churned out basalt blocks. Out of them were made various life-size artistic models. Some were completed, some still stand incomplete. This place will take you back to the ages when skilled workmen were also part-time artisans. And good ones at that! The drive from Gazianteep will take a little more than 2 hours, but it’s totally worth it. All the history and mineral enthusiasts will have a ball. Highlights include:

  • Lions sphinxes and other models
  • A gentle stream
  • An outdoor studio
  • A friendly staff
  • Exhibits of the contemporary and modern artists
  • A cafeteria and a small library

Yesemek Open Air Museum Travel Tips

  • A few unpaved roads on the way to this place. Prepare for a bumpy ride.
  • More than a 2 hour ride from Gaziantep. Do not plan for this on a busy day.

How to Reach Yesemek Open Air Museum

  • Hire a taxi from Gaziantep.

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  • Yesemek Open Air Museum Address: EsemekKoyuIslahiye, Islahiye, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • Yesemek Open Air Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Yesemek Open Air Museum Price: 2 TRY
  • Best time to visit Yesemek Open Air Museum(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Yesemek Open Air Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 21.34% of people who visit Gaziantep include Yesemek Open Air Museum in their plan

  • 56% of people start their Yesemek Open Air Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Yesemek Open Air Museum

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Yesemek Open Air Museum

People normally also visit Rumkale while planning their trip to Yesemek Open Air Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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