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Diyarbakir, Diyarbakir, Turkey

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How much money will you need for your trip to Diyarbakir? You should plan to spend around TRY445 ($16) per day on your vacation in Diyarbakir, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, TRY144 ($5.32) on meals for one day and TRY98 ($3.63) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Diyarbakir for a couple is TRY430 ($16). So, a trip to Diyarbakir for two people for one week costs on average TRY6,235 ($231). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Diyarbakir for one week usually costs around TRY3,117 for one person. So, a trip to Diyarbakir for two people costs around TRY6,235 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs TRY12,469 in Diyarbakir. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Diyarbakir can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Diyarbakir? How much money do I need for Diyarbakir?

How much does a trip to Diyarbakir cost? Is Diyarbakir cheap or expensive? The average Diyarbakir trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Diyarbakir prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Diyarbakir
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Diyarbakir is TRY215. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Diyarbakir is TRY430. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Diyarbakir

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Diyarbakir based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $41. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Diyarbakir
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Diyarbakir is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent TRY98 per person, per day, on local transportation in Diyarbakir.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Diyarbakir
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Rental Cars in Diyarbakir
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Food Budget in Diyarbakir
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  • While meal prices in Diyarbakir can vary, the average cost of food in Diyarbakir is TRY144 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Diyarbakir should cost around TRY57 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Diyarbakir is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Diyarbakir?

Typical prices for Food in Diyarbakir are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Diyarbakir, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

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Entertainment Budget in Diyarbakir
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  • Entertainment and activities in Diyarbakir typically cost an average of TRY149 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Diyarbakir
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  • The average person spends about TRY81 on alcoholic beverages in Diyarbakir per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Diyarbakir
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  • On average, people spend TRY0.49 on bottled water in Diyarbakir per day. The public water in Diyarbakir is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Diyarbakir On a Budget
Diyarbakir Diyarbakir, Turkey
Diyarbakır is the largest city in Southeastern Turkey, located on the banks of Tigris River, which is one of two great rivers of the Middle East. The city is known especially for its old city, housed within ancient fortress walls that have been designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within this fortress is a glimpse into the city's ancient history and traditional customs that remain alive today.
Most visitors to Diyarbakir come to see the historic sights and traditional life of the old city, which is situated within Diyarbakir Fortress, surrounded by ancient walls. The Fortress consists of an inner (the fort) and outer fortress (the walls) with four main gates: Da? Gate, Urfa Gate, Mardin Gate and Yeni Gate. As the widest and longest continuous defensive wall in the world (after the Great Wall of China), Diyarbakir Fortress was named an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, along with Hevsel Gardens, which consist of the fertile lands stretching between the fortress and the Tigris River.

At the center of the old city, another must-see is the Great Mosque of Diyarbakir built by the Seljuk Turkish Sultan Malik Shah in the 11th century, and is one of the oldest mosques in Turkey. Other important mosques include those of the Ottoman era-the Behram Pasha Mosque (1572, known for its entrance arches) and Sheikh Matar Mosque (1520, known for its unique minaret based on four columns). These are just a few examples of the many historic mosques and churches within the city.
The city of Diyarbakir is made up of two main general areas-old city and new city. Old city is a compact area on the eastern side of the city, surrounded by ancient city walls that were built by Constantius II and extended by Valentinian I between 367 and 375 AD. There are four gates into the old city and 82 watch-towers on the walls. Within the old city visitors will find a more traditional side of Diyarbakir-many mosques and churches, bazaar markets, teahouses, and village-like communities where you'll likely see people, animals, and children (some of whom will beg or pickpocket) about in the streets. New city, on the other hand, is the next compact area to the west of the old city. Its central hub of activity is called Ofis, where there are many nice bars and cafes filled with students and young couples. New city is a hotspot for experiencing Diyarbakir's nightlife, and is generally safe due to an abundance of policemen.

Before delving into the sights of the old city, many visitors take a walk on the old city wall, starting at the northern gate and walking counterclockwise to Mardin Gate. It is free to access and offers some wonderful views of the surrounding area, sometimes even the Tigris River from one of the wall's watchtowers.

Travelers can also visit the Archaeological Museum for some deeper insight into Diyarbakir's past. The museum contains artifacts from the Neolithic period, through the Early Bronze Age, Assyrian, Urartu, Roman, Byzantine, Artuqids, Seljuk Turk, Aq Qoyunlu, and Ottoman Empire periods. The Cahit S?tk? Taranc? Museum is also unique, as it was the home of the late poet and serves as a classic example of a traditional Diyarbak?r home.

For experiencing the local culture, stop at one of the bazaars and delve into the world of bartering. The markets will have jewelry making and other craftwork like metal tools made from hand and local textiles. Shopping in the bazaars is a great way to get a sense of the local customs.
Food and Dining
A central ingredient to Diyarbakir dishes is lamb, often cooked with spices such as black pepper, sumac, and coriander, and served with rice, bulgur (a whole grain wheat dish), and butter. A few well-known dishes include meftune, which consists of lamb meat and vegetables cooked with garlic and sumac, and kaburga dolmas?, which is a baked lamb’s ribs stuffed with rice and spices. Other specialties include a sheep stew called seropeh, grilled lamb liver called ci?er kebab?, and a mixture of wheat grain, chickpeas, and yogurt called mehir. Desserts are very sweet, including items like kunefe, which is made with a thin dough, soaked in a sweet, sugar-based syrup, and layered with cheese-sometimes with other ingredients like clotted cream or nuts. What the city is truly famous for, however, is its watermelons, which are exported internationally. The city even holds an annual Watermelon Festival, and it is one of Diyarbakir's biggest events.

The best way to reach Diyarbakir internationally is to first fly into Istanbul Ataturk Airport or Ankara Esenboga Airport. From either of these airports, Turkish Airlines offers daily domestic flights to Diyarbakir Airport, which is a military airbase and public airport. Travelers can also take a direct train, which runs five days a week. The journey by train takes about 21 hours. Transportation between cities is also available via bus.
1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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Travel Tips

Shopping in the Market

By backpackguru in Food
Diyarbakir is a wonderful city to visit in Eastern Turkey. It's predominantly Kurdish in character, and the people are quite proud of their heritage and culture. There's a rather large market that's really fun to explore. You can buy some locally produced cheese, which is fresh and good, but also quite salty. Diyarbakir is also a great place to sample some Turkish baklava, which comes in a variety of styles and flavors. The city is the self proclaimed "watermelon capital" so if you're here in the right season, definitely buy some watermelon for a very cheap price. It's easily some of the best watermelon you'll have had in a very long time, particularly if you're used to the American seedless watermelon from home. It doesn't even compare.

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