"maykal's new Sanli Urfa Page" Top 5 Page for this destination Sanliurfa by maykal

Sanliurfa Travel Guide: 107 reviews and 345 photos

Sanli Urfa was the first town I visited in Turkey. It was also the only town that i was planning to visit, during a short unexpected holiday from my language school in Syria, until my "itinerary" was hijacked by a mad female Turk, who decided that we would try and cram 8 cities into 7 days...tiring, but I don't think it would have been the same without her...she was a good travelling companion and an expert translator, if a little kamikaze at times (trying to climb Nemrut Dagi in the snow was verging on the ridiculous!).
I'd love to return to this city, as I didn't really take much of it in, just having suffered a nightmare overnight journey from Damascus...I'd like to see it without having to yawn continuously, and I'm sure it would be doubly more interesting now that I've studied some Turkish!

My God, this page needs an update...I have so much more to say about this city, and more pictures...The travelogue about Harran has moved to its new home, hidden away on my Harran Page.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots of things to see, nice old town
  • Cons:Freezing in winter!
  • In a nutshell:Holy fish ponds, shrines in caves, hilltop castles, a warren of cobbled alleys...
  • Last visit to Sanliurfa: Apr 2000
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2004 at 10:48 AM

    we crossed the city without stopping!a shame!this time,visiting gaziantep and zeugma,for sure,we'll follow your very interesting tips!

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2003 at 8:35 AM

    Nice black and white photo from Harran! Couldn't find a travelouge with more photos though.



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