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On weekends, residents of Istanbul flock to this largest forest in the area...

On weekends, residents of Istanbul flock to this largest forest in the area to picnic and enjoy nature.

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Get some fresh air in the beautiful Belgrad Forest

Take a moment from the hectic pace of Istanbul and catch the 42T bus to Belgrad Forest to the north. We caught the bus from Taksim Square and the route took us past the waterways... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Rob S
Kandy, Sri Lanka

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Beautiful long streching forest with oak and chestnut trees. Great for picnic or running. 15 mins from Maslak by taxi or car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

biggest jungle of the city. best for barbeque, morning work out, or just walk. fresh air is amazing. there is bus going but its little bit far from city centre.

Thank Semih A
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

The peaceful corner where people can run away from BigCity's noice, smog and traffic. Popular place for walking, running and riding a bycycle. There many picnic areas, one big botanical garden(Ataturk Arboretumu).

Thank MiyStambul
Mugla, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

In the 17thC the wealthy Ottoman and European residents of İstanbul would picnic and take walks in the Belgrade Forest which is located to the west of Sariyer. The large expanse of heathland and forest still attracts the populous of the city who descend en-mass, especially at weekends to spread out their rugs and picnics accompanied by the ever popular... More 

Thank hayesy2015
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Take a moment from the hectic pace of Istanbul and catch the 42T bus to Belgrad Forest to the north. We caught the bus from Taksim Square and the route took us past the waterways in a scenic tour. Belgrad Forest was not as busy as expected, probably due to the threat of rain, so we had some hours to... More 

1 Thank Rob S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

From taksim square you can catch a buss 42T which goes to bahcekoy, Just a walking distance from that buss stand is the forest. We went with 2 kids and parents and enjoyed the walk.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I like to run so much. In Istanbul there are not so much places to do it but Belgrad forest is one of them. If you really want to run you have to come there very early and finish your job about 8.30 a.m. Because later it's impossible to do it. After that time all forest will be covered by... More 

1 Thank Ira I
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Getting tired of the energy of the big city ? Just drive to Belgrad forest and spend couple of hours whether walking ,jogging, riding a bike or a horse;breath deeply the clean air of this forest and you will immediately feel revitalised

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Belgrat forest is full of trails, and is great for a nice walk and a run. Many mountain bikers also go to Belgrat for a trail ride. There is an entrance fee. There are cafes and restrooms in the forest. You need to pay for the restrooms as well, which I don't like. The area is full of trees. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

This forest is located in the far end of Sarıyer area.Very well protected and maintained green area with lots of parking areas available,food stalls,picnic areas and more.Nice to be at this beautiful park to escape from the caos and traffic in the city.Recommended.

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