Viranşehir is one of the important districts of Şanlıurfa city, located in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of our country. For travel lovers who want to come to Viranşehir, transportation information and the list of places to visit are of great importance. Viranşehir, which is one of the districts of Şanlıurfa province, which has hosted many civilizations throughout its history, is of great importance especially in terms of religious tourism. When you come to the district, you can come across many tombs. In addition, there are also areas of natural beauty. Many local and foreign tourists come to the district, which has a deep-rooted historical past, every year. It is extremely easy to reach the district, which is also very important in terms of spirituality. Road and air transportation options are used to reach the district, which is located approximately 92 kilometers from Şanlıurfa city center.
Those who plan to come from Şanlıurfa city center can come with their private vehicles, or they can also choose urban public transportation if they wish. Those coming from out of town, if they plan to come with their personal cars, can benefit from the navigation service and use the directions provided in this service. Another transportation alternative is bus travel. It is possible to come to the region by bus from many points of our country. To reach Viranşehir Bus Terminal, located on Şanlıurfa Mardin Highway, it is sufficient to purchase a bus ticket from your region. Since the journey time will vary depending on the starting point, it is not possible to give an exact duration on this matter. Another option for transportation to Viranşehir district is by air.
Since no airport provides service in the district, visitors who want to travel by air must first arrive at the airport located close to Şanlıurfa. To reach this airport, known as Şanlıurfa GAP Airport, you need to find companies that organize flights from your region to here. You can buy affordable flight tickets and have a pleasant flight by choosing among the airline companies you find. After landing at the airport, you can take vehicles to the city center and then reach the district via public transportation. After giving information on how to reach Viranşehir, let's start taking a look at our Viranşehir travel guide. Among the places you should visit when you come to the district are Çemdin Castle, the Tomb of Prophet Eyyüp, Hz. Elyasa Tomb, Ortagonal Roman Temple, Şemun Monastery, Yücelen Caves and Habur Stream are located. You can examine the prominent features of these places in the rest of our article.
Since Viranşehir hosted many civilizations in the past, it contains important historical buildings. One of these historical buildings is Çemdin Castle, located approximately 25 kilometers away from the town center.
If you like cultural trips, we recommend that you start your trip from this castle first. B.C. This castle, which was built by the Romans in the 2nd century to prevent external dangers, is located on a high hill. When you visit the castle, you can see the historical ruins from the Roman period closely and travel into the dusty history of the district.
Tomb of Prophet Ayyub
As we mentioned at the beginning of our article, Viranşehir is a district rich in shrines. That's why we include these tombs in our Viranşehir travel guide.
This tomb, located in the Eyyüp Nebi Village of the district, belongs to the Prophet Eyyüp, as its name suggests. You can visit this tomb, which is very important in terms of faith tourism, pray and see closely the mosque located where the tomb is located.
Hz. Tomb of Elyasa
Located very close to the Tomb of Prophet Eyyüp. Elyasa Tomb has a different story.
According to a rumor, Prophet Elisa wanted to see Prophet Job and set out to go to the region where he was. However, he died approximately 500 meters away from the village. Thereupon, his tomb was built in this area. Renovation work was carried out on this tomb, most of which was ruined over time, and it took its current form.
Orthogonal Roman Temple
Another travel route we include in our Viranşehir travel guide is the Ortagonal Roman Temple. You can easily reach this temple, located in the town center.
This temple, dating back to Roman times, served as a church during Byzantine times. According to a rumor, the main reason for the construction of this temple was to address the lover of the Roman Emperor who drowned in the Nile River. Since this is a rumor, it is not clear whether there is clear information. We definitely recommend you to see this temple closely, which used basalt cut stone in its construction.
It is one of the places you should not leave without seeing when you come to Viranşehir. Şemun Monastery is located only 2 kilometers away from the city center.
When you visit this monastery, built by St. Şemun, you can also see the cave around it. You can add this monastery, which is among the frequent destinations of those who love visiting historical places, to your list of places to visit in Viranşehir.
Yücelen Caves are not actually located in the district. However, we say that it would not be right to end your trip without seeing the natural beauties of the region while you have come this far.
These caves, which were used as places of worship by Christians in Roman times, are located approximately 66 kilometers away from the district and Şanlıurfa highway. It is impossible not to be fascinated by the view of these caves, which consist of circular chambers.
Habur Water, located in the northeastern part of the district, is known as one of the most important tributaries of the Tigris River.
After seeing the Habur River, which has a magnificent view, you can visit the restaurants to taste the prominent flavors of the district and have a nice dinner with your loved ones.