Discover why Gaziantep is so universally-loved by international and local tourists alike, by getting out and touring the numerous cultural and scenic attractions around Gaziantep. You'll find Sehitkamil, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast, and Kilis 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northeast.
Sampling local food is usually about more than just nutrition. It offers a way of understanding people's lives and places. Two regional specialties worth sampling are nohutlu patlıcan dolması (stuffed eggplant with chickpeas) are ali nazik kebabı (lamb and eggplant on rice). Peynirli İrmik helvası (semolina halva with cheese), is the perfect way to finish your meal.
Before you set off on your adventures do what the savvy travelers do and learn to say a selection of key words in Turkish. Gaining an understanding of a range of key words and phrases like "Benimle dans eder misiniz?", or "Would you like to dance with me?", could make your trip even more memorable. "Nerelisin?" translates to "Where are you from?"
Republic Day falls on the 29th of October, so be sure to put aside your sightseeing and join in the local festivities with locals.
When it is time to depart Gaziantep, no doubt you'll bid this region a teary "Hoşçakal" But be comforted by the fact that you'll be leaving with special memories and photos that you'll cherish for a lifetime.