Area: 11.003 km²
Population: 243.435 (1990)
Traffic Code: 56
Siirt is a valuable place to be seen with climate that four seasons passes by most beautiful way, , productive soils that every kind of vegetable and fruit breed, blankets and carpets that hand made and produced by eye – straining work, curative Pervari honey, large seeded peanut, Zivzik Narı that has unique tasting, natural beauties, historical creations, Islamic saints died in city. Thermal springs, tombs, historical Mosques, Castles and bridges are take important place in historical and touristic values of Siirt city.
Districts: Siirt (center), Aydınlar, Baykan, Eruh, Kurtalan, Pervari, Şirvan.
How to Get
Roadway: Roadway directional east – west, lies between Diyarbakır – Siirt cities, is most important roadway connection of city. Coach station is 1 km far away from city center, and arrival occupied by company services, municipality busses and city interior mini busses.
Coach Station Tel. : (+90-484) 223 14 01
Air way: Airport that has 14 km far away to city center, arrival occupied by company busses. Voyages connecting from Ankara can be found in every day of week.
Airport Tel: (+90-484) 254 20 01 – 254 22 02
Rail way: Railway that comes from route passes on the Diyarbakır and Batman cities paralel to roadway, ends at Kurtalan county. Train station distance to city center is 28 km.
Train Station Tel: (+90-484) 411 20 23
Where to Visit
MOSQUES AND TOMBS
Ulu Mosque, Veysel Karani and İbrahim Hakkı Tombs can be seen.
Veysel Karani Mausoleum (Baykan): The mausoleum of Veysel Karani is located at the Ziyaret Locality of Baykan district, on the Diyarbakır – Bitlis highway 40 kilometers away from Siirt province..The mausoleum which was constructed by the locally manufactured plaster known as “cas” in 1901 and was covered with a dome. The structure was collapsed in 1967 and a replacement new mausoleum was constructed after that date. Each year, 16th and 17th days of May is celebrated as the remembrance day of Veysel Karani. In the spring season, especially in May, the mausoleum is frequently visited by tourists from the entire country.
İbrahim Hakkı Mausoleum (Aydınlar): The mausoleum which was constructed by the religious and astronomy scholar İbrahim Hakkı in the name of his beloved teacher İsmail Fakirullah in 18th century is located at the disctrict center of Aydınlar (Tillo). The structure had lost its original appereance with the recently constructed attachments and restoration studies. The original property of the mausoleum which was constructed on a hill was that, from a window with dimensions 40 x 40 cm on the wall called Kalet-ül Üstad, the sun light was reflected from a prism on the tower each year in 21 March in a particular hour in order to illuminate the head section of the tomb of İsmail Fakirullah. However, after the restoration studies executed in 1963 this property of the mausoleum was disturbed and ceased existence and all efforts to reobtain this property had become insufficient.
Important thermal springs are Billoris, Sağlarca and Hısta thermal springs.
Billoris Termal Turizm Merkezi
Location: 17km south of Siirt, on the banks of Botan Creek, south-west of Lake Van in Southeastern Anatolia.
Transportation: There are buses from all over the country to Siirt.
Water temperature: 33°C -36°C
pH value: 6.4
Physical and chemical properties: Chlorine, sulphur, bicarbonate, sodium, hydrogen sulphide and calcium.
Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing
Helps to heal: Rheumatism, mental and muscular fatigue, skin conditions, gynaecological problems, respiratory conditions, joint pain and calcium deposits and patients recovering from surgery.
Çemikari, Cema and Herekol Plateaus at Pervari County and Baçova Plateau at Şirvan county, takes interest of local people. Those high plateaus that takes lots of rain at summers and winters, are covered with rich grass plant.
There are lots of caves formed because of lime stone formations take important place in the cities geologic formation. In the some of those caves there are traces that they used as settlement place. Those natural caves that formed by dissolve of lime stone with water because it has little resistance to water, generally concentrated towards valley. Most famous oness are Botan Caves.
terrestrial climate dominate Siirt city. Winters passes more hard and rainy at east and north regions of the city, and passes tepid at south and south west regions of the city. Summers passes hot and dry.
Known history of Siirt can be traced to 200BC, built on a place that Mesopotamia and Anatolian civilizations are intersects. Babylon, Hurri’s, Mitanni’s, Urartu, Persian, the Great Alexander, Romans, Byzantine, Omayyad, Abbasid, Seljuklian, Ilkhanid, Karakoyunlu, Akkoyunlu, Safevi and Ottoman’s dominate Siirt they mention by order of domination.
Where to Eat
Büryan (Perive) meat meal and perde pilav that a kind of rice cooked in fez shaped pots, are mentioned as meals special to Siirt city.
Where to Buy
Bıttım soap, Siirt blanket, Jirkan carpet, liquorice plant root and peanut are products original to Siirt city.
Don’t Leave Without
– Seeing Veysal Karani Hazretleri and İbrahim Hakkı Hazretleri tombs,
– Visiting Ulu Mosque,
– Eating Siirt Büryanı,
– Tasting Perde Pilavı (rice),
– Buying blanket woven with mohair,
– Buying Bıtım soap,
Registered Immobile Cultural and Natural Heritages in Siirt
Archaeological Sites: 6
Urban Sites: –
Natural Sites: –
Historical Sites: –
Cultural (at Single Construction Scale) and Natural Heritages: 62
Governorship : (+90-484) 223 10 02
Municipality : (+90-484) 561 21 18
Hospital : (+90-484) 223 10 21
Police : (+90-484) 361 22 08
Gendarme : (+90-484) 223 14 93
Provincial Directorate : (+90-484) 223 57 90
Provincial Cultural Directorate
Tel: (484) 223 28 70
Fax: (484) 223 28 70
Siirt Governorship http://www.siirt.gov.tr/
Siirt Municipality http://www.siirt-bld.gov.tr/