Very small village, Kardut

From Harran, going to Kardut Turkey

From Harran, going to Kardut Turkey

Map: Gaziantep➔Şanlıurfa➔Harran➔Atatürk Dam➔Kardut (Mount Nemrut National Park)➔Diyarbakir

Map: Gaziantep➔Şanlıurfa➔Harran➔Atatürk Dam➔Kardut (Mount Nemrut National Park)➔Diyarbakir

On the way to Kardut from Harran, I took a rest at the Ataturk Dam.

Atatürk Dam

Atatürk Dam

Atatürk Dam is on the Euphrates River on the border of Adıyaman Province and Şanlıurfa Province in the Southeastern Anatolia.

The monument, power plant, observatory and lake of Atatürk Dam

The monument, power plant, observatory and lake of Atatürk Dam

The construction began in 1983 and was completed in 1990. The dam embankment is 169 m high and 1,820 m long.

Fırat nehri (Euphrates River), view from the observatory

Fırat nehri (Euphrates River), view from the observatory

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.

Photos on the way from the Ataturk Dam to Kardut village.

Photos on the way from the Ataturk Dam to Kardut village.

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.

Hotel Euphrat Kardut, I stayed there for 2 days.

Hotel Euphrat Kardut, I stayed here for 2 days.

This hotel is not a luxury, but the view from the terrace is great.

View from the terrace of the Hotel Euphrat

View from the terrace of the Hotel Euphrat

Karadut is a village in the District of Kahta, Adıyaman Province.

The village of Kardut Turkey

The village of Kardut Turkey

Walking around the village of Kardut

Walking around the village of Kardut

The village is located in the foothills of Mount Nemrut.

This mosque is the center of the Kardut Village.

This mosque is the center of the Kardut Village.

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.

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