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  • Cevahir Konuk Evi: One of the best in...

    Sanliurfa Restaurants

    Located within the small hotel with the same name, Cevahir Konuk Evi is considered one of the best restaurants in Urfa all around. Not only does it serve excellent delicious local cuisine - such as a variety of Urfa Kebabs and the Urfa-style lahmajun (meat on flat bread) - but it has a beautiful ambiance in the covered courtyard of an ancient stone...


    Sanliurfa Hotels

    Ataturk Mah. Hastane Cad., Sanliurfa, 6300, TR

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Surprisingly conservative!

    Sanliurfa Warnings and Dangers

    We knew Urfa was conservative, but it was surprisingly so. Despite dressing in an appropriate manner for the ME (long skirts, loose tops with long sleeves), we (two reasonably pretty girls, early 20s) were stared at by the men A LOT (most of the time). With occasional attempts to be chatted up as well as followed. I'm not sure if this was because...



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  • Castle

    Harran Things to Do

    Possibly built on the site of the temple for the God of the moon... this fortress was restored just in the nick of time for the Crusaders approach. The crusaders, as we know, won and kept the fortress going until they got bored and moved on.I clearly did not read and digest my Lonely Planet well enough because it was only on leaving Harran I...

  • Islam's first university

    Harran Things to Do

    In the late 8th and 9th centuries Harran became a centre for translating works of astronomy, philosophy, natural sciences, and medicine from Greek to Syriac and then into Arabic. Many important scholars possibly even Jābir ibn Hayyān, the alchemist.The ruins of the university are here for anybody to see and go look at. For me, viewing...

  • Beehive houses

    Harran Things to Do

    These houses are constructed entirely from adobe and without the use of any wood. The method of makng them has remained unchanged for approximately 3000 years. These house are unique to Turkey and northern Syria.None of the beehive houses are actually lived in now but they can be visited. The Harran Kultur Evi allows you to wander around inside and...



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    by MM212 Updated Feb 4, 2014

    One of the few preserved old structures in Viranşehir, this old mansion is nowadays the municipal library. It was built in the late 19th century by İbrahim Paşa (Ibrahim Pasha), the Ottoman governor of the city, as his residence. After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the mansion served as a school for a while.

    İbrahim Paşa Konağı, Dec 2012 Interior, Dec 2012 Exterior, Dec 2012
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