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Imagine a massive mountain, more than 2,400 meters above sea level in the middle of nowhere, and someone built a bunch of massive statues of Greek and Iranian gods on top of the mountain back in the 1st Century BC and somehow, they are all still standing today, wouldn't you want to go see it with your own eyes?

For me, the answer is "Hell yes!" thus began my long journey into the remote Central Turkey region in search of these untouched statues of gods at the top of Mt. Nemrut, thanks to the one Lonely Planet book cover that inspired me to begin this pilgrimage.

It was a long journey and it took me quite a while to finally arrive at the top of Mt. Nemrut and I'm here to share how I did it, what is there to see, and to answer the ultimate question, is Mt. Nemrut worth the journey?

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