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Sanliurfa Travel Guide: 61 reviews and 144 photos

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.

  • Last visit to Sanliurfa: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated Jan 2, 2005
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  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2011 at 6:21 AM

    Envy you the chance to stand right by the heads at Nemrut Dagi. There are chains now to stop you doing that and none of my photos have any of the sense of the scale that your photo here does. Still an amazing place! Really liked Urfa, nice town.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2008 at 3:49 AM

    Nice little page on Sanliurfa. The fishponds of Golbashi must look refreshing in the July heat. Like the pic of you and the huge stone head.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    The Sanliurfa area sounds very interesting, especially your day-trip to Nemrut Dagi !! I think I would have enjoyed those huge fallen sculptured heads and Ataturk Dam too!

  • DanielF's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2007 at 10:35 AM

    Excellent info. We will visit Urfa soon and use your tips.

  • wcph's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2005 at 4:58 PM

    Nice page, I like that photo of Nemrut Dagi. :-)

  • Tijavi's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2005 at 1:06 AM

    Again, cok tesekkur ederim for the very useful tips. They contain a great wealth of info, which should be very helpful to first time travelers. Thanks, Malena!

  • Bavavia's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2004 at 11:03 AM

    Your sanliurfa tour sounded like a great time! $ 34 i suppose is not so bad. Once a tour company tried to charge me $ 65 for a cruise down the bosphorus! crazy! i think i paid $ 3 when i went..

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2004 at 4:41 AM

    Great page Malena, deja vu of the photos hee hee hee :-p

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2004 at 9:24 AM

    great to see pics of Nemrud Daghi again , it was one of my favorite places in Turkey ! ... funny to see all of these prices, hopefully everyone in Turkey is a millionaire... :-)

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