Turkey's majestic Mt. Nemrut continues attracting thousands of tourists who hope to experience its breath-taking sunrises and sunsets. Located in Kahta district of the southeastern Adıyaman province, the mountain has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site owing to its rich history. The mountain peak can be reached after a challenging 800-meter trek which takes some 40 minutes. It attracts tourists from around the world with its 50-m (164-foot) -high and 150-m (492 ft.)-wide temple-tombs. Larger-than-life statues of Greek and Persian gods dot the landscape. A carved lion and an eagle at each end flank the giant sculptures. The monuments were erected on the orders of the late Hellenistic King Antiochus I, during the Commagene Kingdom, in the first century B.C. Some legends say the Biblical King Nimrod was buried at the site.