Lycian Rock Tombs, Dalyan

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See Lycian Rock Tombs, one of the ancient architectural wonders of Turkey, carved into the cliffs facing the town of Dalyan. Built around the year 400 BCE, their temple-like facade indicates that the tombs were built for kings and queens. Due to safety concerns, and in order to protect the tombs from being damaged, visitors are not allowed to go up the cliff. You can, however, take a closer look by catching a boat across the river and then going for a stroll along the path at its base. For Lycian Rock Tombs and beyond, use our Dalyan road trip planning website to get the most from your Dalyan vacation.
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  • On the walk upto Kaunos you will pass these Tombs on your right hand side. The amazing architecture of these are truly stunning. To think how these were constructed all those years ago is quite unbeli...  more »
  • The ancient period is also the monumental buildings of the kingdom of Karya, whose name is Kaunos and is made for the King and royal family members of the city. In the paganist period, since kings and Royal members were believed to have risen to the level of half-God after death, and carved into the rocks with the aim of providing protection, these tombs are in the archaeological site today and are in the riverside or Dalyan boat They can be easily seen from the boats during the tour. The tombs feature a mixture of temples and palaces, also made of architecture. In addition, the tomb owners ordered the tomb before their death and saw how they would be buried, because the average carving of a rock tomb was taking a period of 8-12 years to complete.
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  • It is a nice view from Dalyan side. Didn't go inside and not sure if someone can some it is on mountain. Amazing  more »
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