Hasankeyf is a touristic area in the province of Batman. Yes, there is a town in Turkey called Batman, ( Don’t laugh!). The reason I am writing about Hasankeyf, is because I have been going over family photographs and found pictures of Hasankeyf from last year.
What can I tell you about Hasankeyf? Not a lot because the pictures are from another traveler, my husband! I am quite sure he won’t mind if I steal his pictures to use on my blog. If I find myself headed in that direction on my next travels then I will update this blog post with information on how to get there and what to do.
An Endangered Site
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasankeyf – According to Wikepedia, the area is at risk of slowly being flooded by the dam there. That would explain why people moved out of the houses in the caves. The World monuments Fund has listed Hasankeyf as one of the Worlds most endangered sites. Would be a shame if this area was to disappear.
If you have been to Hasankeyf yourself then let me know below the highlights and lowlights of your trip. If you have any pictures as well, then I would love to see them.