district in Gaziantep Province, Turkey
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Nizip is a small town of just over 150,000 in Southeastern Anatolia.

Understand

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The town was known as Nisibis or Nisibina during Medieval times and retains a few historic monuments, including churches, in its city centre. The surrounding farmlands are filled with olive and pistachio plantations, and olive soap is one of the regions main exports.

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Map of Nizip

There are two daily regional trains from Gaziantep, one very early in the morning and the other in the evening, taking 45 min to cover the distance for a fare of 25 TL in 2023.

  • 1 Nizip railway station (Nizip Gar).

Get around

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  • 1 Nizip Church (Nizip Kilisesi). 12th century church.  
  • 2 Zeugma (7 km northeast of the city). Daily 08:00-17:00. Ancient Hellenistic era Greek and then Roman city of Commagene. The city was named for the bridge of boats, or zeugma, that crossed the Euphrates at that location. It is now partly flooded due to the construction of a dam downstream. Many mosaics from the city can be found at the Zeugma Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep.   Post-2023 earthquake status: open to visits. 75 TL.    

Drink

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Sleep

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Connect

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Go next

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  • Karkamış to the south is the site of the Biblical battle of Carchemish fought over the ancient city of the same name.
  • Birecik on the Euphrates to the east is home to a relatively stable colony of the endangered northern bald ibis.
  • Halfeti to the northeast is a pretty riverside old town, with boat trips to an ancient castle in the outskirts.
  • Urfa further to the east is a major city with a flair and plenty of Abrahamic associations.
Routes through Nizip
AdanaGaziantep  W   E  ŞanlıurfaHakkari
AdanaGaziantep  W    E  Şanlıurfa  Habur


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