K.Maras located in south east part of Turkey and between Cappadocia to K.Maras is 354 km. K.Maras is potentially one of the safest cities in Turkey for its size. There are no slums or districts you should avoid. In general, you can visit any part of the city at any time of the day without taking many risks just use your common sense. At night, though, it is wise to avoid parks, as well as the area within and around Ulu Mosque and Castle. The drug scene at Castle hangs out there during the day, but they do not care at all about tourists.
Known as “Markasi” in earlies ages, this city, 78 km north of Gaziantep, stands as a site of history, having a long past filled with numerous invasions, was once the capital of Gurgum, a Hittite State in the 12thcentury BC.
There exists an archaeological museum inside the citadel, where Hittite sculptures are on display. Other important remains in the area are the Ulu Mosque and the Tats Medrese, both dating back to the 15thcentury, together with the Hatuniye and Beyazit Mosques of the Ottoman period.
This province, the original name of which was Maras, had shown such valour during the War of Independence, that it was then given the title “Kahraman”, which means of “hero”.
The speciality of the region is its famous icecream well, and worth trying. Carved wooden furnitures, copper and brass works and handworks of glided silver thread are also treasured. Caving, hunting, fishing beside plateaus and picnicking areas are also famous.