"biblical and holy city....with a touch of orient" Top 5 Page for this destination Sanliurfa by cbeaujean
Sanliurfa Travel Guide: 61 reviews and 144 photos
one of the oldest cities over world and history!
abraham,job,st george stayed here.
later "edesse" was occupied by seleucides,byzantines,persians,turks,arabs,crusaders
moreover, a holy city,where turks come in pilgrimage.
urfa,became sanliurfa,(sanli means "brave") for resisting to french army after 1st world war.
nowadays,huge ataturk dam ,irrigating mesopotamia,is changing and improving its economic life!
- Pros:compared to others cities,a very clean one
- Cons:traffic jams and sultry weather (in summer,of course!)
- In a nutshell:city heritage showed to advantage
48km SE from urfa:take road to aksakale on 35km,then turn left to harran. see my harran page more travel advice
syrian style (looks as alep mosques) more travel advice
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