"Sanliurfa" Top 5 Page for this destination Sanliurfa by MalenaN
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Sanliurfa is a large city with more than 800 000 inhabitants in southeastern Turkey. In Turkey it is often called Urfa, as “Sanli” (meaning glorious) was added as recently as the 1980s.
For many Muslims it is a pilgrimage town as Abraham is said to have been born here (not in Ur in today’s Iraq).
It is a nice town to visit with its pleasant parks with old pools of water (Gölbasi), the old bazaar, mosques and citadel. And near to Sanliurfa is the village Harran with its beehive houses of mud.
Below the citadel, by some mosques is the birth cave of Abraham (Ibrahim Halilullah Dergahi). It is a place for Muslim... more travel advice
Atatürk Dam is one of the largest dams in the world. The run-off from the hugh reservoir that's been created generates a... more travel advice
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