The next morning, I walked around the town for a few hours with this map.
Gaziantep (called Antep) is a city in the western part of Turkey’s Southeastern Anatolia Region, some 185 kilometres east of Adana and 97 kilometres north of Aleppo, Syria.
Gaziantep is the sixth most populous city in Turkey. In 2014 the city had a population of 1,465,019.
Gaziantep is famous for its regional specialities: Copper-ware and “Yemeni” sandals, specific to the region, are two examples.
Left the bazar, through some narrow alleys, I eventually arrived at an old castle.
Gaziantep Castle was first built by the Hittite Empire as an observation point and later built into a main castle by the Roman Empire on top of a hill in the center of Gaziantep in 2nd and 3rd century AD.
The circumference of the round shaped castle is 1200 meters. The walls are built of stone and the castle consists of 12 towers.
Şirvani Mosque, the oldest in the city, is located in southwest of the Gaziantep Castle.
The Mosque is also called the İki Şerefeli Camii (Double balcony Mosque) because its minaret has two balconies unlike conventional mosques which have only one.
Left Şirvani Mosque and past the front of a hammam (Turkish bath), I entered a narrow street again.
Run out of time, I must come back to the hotel in a hurry and go to the next didtination of the town of Şanlıurfa (Urfa).