Heritage Tourism in Turkey

Tourism is developing in the Urfa region of Turkey as interest grows to visit Göbekli Tepe. This is a c. 11000 year old site which consists of massive carved stones crafted and arranged by people around 6000 years before Stonehenge. Adding to its mystery, this site was built by people who had not yet discovered stone tools.

Due to the increased tourism new facilities and hotels have been built close by and now the Global Heritage Fund has stepped in with the implementation of community development, protection and preservation techniques, and for maintenance of facilities.


Source: Heritage Daily, Smithsonian Mag

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