On the way to Kardut from Harran, I took a rest at the Ataturk Dam.
Atatürk Dam is on the Euphrates River on the border of Adıyaman Province and Şanlıurfa Province in the Southeastern Anatolia.
The construction began in 1983 and was completed in 1990. The dam embankment is 169 m high and 1,820 m long.
Euphrates is the longest and one of the most historically important rivers of Western Asia. Originating in eastern Turkey, the Euphrates flows through Syria and Iraq to join the Tigris, falls into the Persian Gulf.
Taken a little rest at the Ataturk Dam, I started driving to the small vilage of Kardut again.
It was after dark when I got to the village of Kardut. So, at the daytime of the next day, I walked around the village.
This hotel is not a luxury, but the view from the terrace is great.
Karadut is a village in the District of Kahta, Adıyaman Province.
The village is located in the foothills of Mount Nemrut.
The village has a population of 1,136 (in 2000). The village economy is agriculture, animal husbandry and tourism. The village is located next to the Nemrut Mountain.