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This is a major location to see while in Mardin, but you are only allowed to be shown around by a tour guide (included in admission ticket). Would NOT recommend going with children under 6 because of the tour part, the guides had to constantly...More
An exceptionally well-run monastery. Languages spoken, excellent cafe and gift shop, plentiful clean loos. In many years traveling I’ve never seen anything like the roof of the temple of the sun. Can’t understand how it stays up, never mind supports the buildings above. These monks...More
I took a private tour to visit this place.It is beautiful monstery and well maintained. Nice walk around this place. The priest was very funny and gave me a lot of information. And he is the only one I met who speaks English fullently in...More
This was built on the site of a pagan sun temple, which was converted to the monastery. Interestingly it has been shown that the earlier temple demonstrated the arch keystone principle before the discovery of the true arch. The main church is lightly embellished, and...More