Sanliurfa Ili Travel Guide

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    Greek inscription, Dec 2012
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Birecik

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Viransehir

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Siverek

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Harran

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Sanliurfa

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  • The Souk/Bazaar of Urfa

    Sanliurfa Things to Do

    Among the cities I visited in south-eastern Turkey, Urfa has the most fascinating souk. It was also the most reminiscent of the now destroyed souk of Aleppo (albeit smaller). The similarity is not only architectural, but also due to the fact that both souks only cater to locals and seem to have not changed in centuries. Urfa's position along trade...

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  • Hotel El Ruha

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    Balikligol Yani Lekeler Cad., Sanliurfa, 63100, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Another old mansion-turned-restaurant

    Sanliurfa Restaurants

    Located near Manici Hotel (and is part of the same establishment), Narli Ev is another old mansion turned restaurant. As we only had one evening in Urfa, we had to choose between Cehangir Ev and Narli Ev, both of which were reputable. We opted for the former, but I wanted to include a tip on Narli Ev for those who visit with more evenings to spare...

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Birecik

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    See the Eastern Bald Ibis

    by sinequanon Updated Dec 30, 2005

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    Now, what is there to do in Birecik except for going to see the eastern bald ibis? How would I know. I only went for that and that is the only thing I did while there. Well, come to think of it you could also take a dip in the Euphates if it gets too hot. It looked clean and smooth.

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Viransehir

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  • Downtown Viranşehir

    Viransehir Things to Do

    We parked on a main street (Eski Urfa Caddesi, or "Old Urfa Road") in downtown Viranşehir and took a stroll while looking for a shawerma snack. The poor agricultural town seems to have grown rapidly and haphazardly in the 20th century and, although there was no architectural interest, it was nevertheless interesting to walk around and see an...

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  • The Martyrion of Tella

    Viransehir Things to Do

    Known as the Martyrion of Tella (one of Veranşehir's ancient names), these ruins were once part of the most impressive mausoleum and one of the largest Christian buildings in the region. It is was built during the late Roman (Byzantine) period, probably in the 5th century AD, for an important local saint (some say it was Jacob Baradaeus, who...

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  • İbrahim Paşa Konağı

    Viransehir Things to Do

    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.

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Harran

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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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