Set in the ancient lands of Mesopotamia and on the legendary King’s Road, Siirt acts as a bridge between civilizations with its 12,000-year history.
Set within the boundaries of Siirt province, Botan Valley (Botan Vadisi) is the deep valley formed by the western-flowing Botan River (Botan Nehri), which takes its source from the foothills of the high mountains in the south of Bitlis.
One of the most important characteristics of Pervari honey (Pervari balı) is that it is produced by bees that live amid its diverse flora – hundreds of flowers and plants.
It has become a tradition for visitors to Siirt to buy a blanket, and to present a blanket to those who leaving Siirt.
Take a wander through the Coppersmith’s Bazaar (Bakırcılar Çarşısı), where artisans shape copper by hand, beating it with hammers.
10 vibes for Siirt
Visit the Gerra Inn, which is probably as ancient as the King’s Road, adorning the banks of Botan Stream.
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If you want a quick tour of Siirt, start with the area famous for its rock-carved “cas” houses, then move on to the Tomb of İsmail Fakirullah.