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Balikli Gol

Urfa, Sanliurfa, Turkey
+90 414 694 1611
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A beautiful spot in a busy city

I think that whenver you visit this site, there are always pilgrims, so it is very busy. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
A must-see in Urfa

If you're into attractions with religious backgrounds, this will be one of your favourite places... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ankara, Turkey
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Urfa, Sanliurfa, Turkey
+90 414 694 1611
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I think that whenver you visit this site, there are always pilgrims, so it is very busy. It is tranquil nonetheless, and you will see the fattest carp fish you will ever see in your life! Visited in May.

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're into attractions with religious backgrounds, this will be one of your favourite places. The pool itself, the marketplace, the caves and the castle surrounding it make up the most important part of the old town. There are some mosques and other attractions nearby,...More

Thank mertsr
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A clean park with benches and waterways with a ton of fishes. The best place in Urfa seems to be those gardens facing the lake.

Thank LettersWithoutAccent
Reviewed 26 January 2017

You will not come to the city and see the fishy lake. There are many stories of fishy lake in Urfada. At the end of all Hz. The fire that Abraham threw into turns into water and becomes fish in the woods. After that day,...More

1  Thank tevfik k
Reviewed 24 January 2017

You should visit and listen the mystic story of the fishes. You will feel the peace in your soul, it will worth

1  Thank AkifSukur
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I always feel that I pass another dimension of life while visiting that place. You should learn and think where you are and your foot pressing on the same place with the prophet of Allah. Only one difference, prophet Abraham was walking on that place...More

Thank Bulent P
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The place is generally crowded with tourists, but still a must see if you are in Urfa. The lake is full of fish, and there is a story behind the fish that you can read when you are there.

1  Thank Gökçe I
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Balıklı Göl early morning, it was beautiful! No entries fee. Good for photo shots and you can buy 1 lira fish food and feed the fishes. It is also nice yo walk around the near bazaar. Before the bazaar, on the right...More

1  Thank Ayşegül F
Reviewed 29 October 2016

it is such a beautiful place with lots of spirit, pleasure for the eye and the soul. we spent many hours there with my friends and enjoyed every minute of it. it is very historical and also surrounded with beautiful parks, there are also good...More

Thank kubilay o
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Balikligol and in fact the old town of Urfa exudes an atmosphere of calmness and peace. We visited in the month of September 2016 just before the festival of Kurban Bayran. The Balikligol itself was the centrepiece of Urfa and definately worth visiting. Families would...More

Thank maljaru
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