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Belgrad Forest

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Address: Istanbul, Turkey
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Description: On weekends, residents of Istanbul flock to this largest forest in the...
On weekends, residents of Istanbul flock to this largest forest in the area to picnic and enjoy nature.
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Great place for a nature run or a walk

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Istanbul, Turkey
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100 reviews 100 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Istanbul
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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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istanbul
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2,126 reviews 2,126 reviews
870 attraction reviews
5,212 helpful votes 5,212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Excellent value fur money if you are looking to join the throngs of "healthy people" for a good run or leisurely walk. Pretty good also if you want to kill a few hours with the kids with a fairly decent play area and picnic spot. I would recommend

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Istanbul
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293 reviews 293 reviews
198 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Belgrade forest is an area to do many things. You can walk, run, ride a bike and explore. There is a 6km running/walking path around a lake. Also you can see squirrels and even deer wandering around. But if you wish to visit the forest on a weekend be sure to come and leave early. When it gets near noon... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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500 reviews 500 reviews
182 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This forest was the best in Istanbul. It was very nice time there with family where you can enjoy walling into forest or you can sit in the seating area and enjoy the forest there

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

nice forest full of trees. has a calm environment but it needs a car that is because it is huge. there are no restaurants inside you have to bring your food with you.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We spent an awesome moments and beautiful adventure. hiking for two hours threw the beautiful nature and sound of trees.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It's amazing place for walking, running and picnic. I went there in early spring and it was so nice, freshly green. It was raining before I arrives there so it felt especially fresh.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very pretty! Hard to believe it's in Istanbul. Depending on where you travel through the forest, you may even see aqueducts.

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