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“Worth taking a detour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tortum Waterfall

Tortum Waterfall
Erzurum, Turkey
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Ranked #3 of 25 things to do in Erzurum
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Shanghai, China
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“Worth taking a detour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is really a very nice waterfall. I visited in October and then it was very quiet. We could get a cup of tea in the restaurant next to it (ofcourse!) but there was not much more to offer as there were hardly any tourists anymore. However, the waterfall is very nice. You can walk around to see it from different angles.
Also drive around in the Georgian valley and visit Öskvank cathedral. Not just for the highlights itself as it is too far away just to go there for the highlights but also to enjoy the environment. Really beautiful in autumn!

Visited October 2013
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Erzurum
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Tortum Waterfall - A Hidden Gem in Eastern Turkey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

One of the largest (widest) waterfalls in Turkey, this breathtakingly beautiful scene is complimented with friendly hosts from the local community that welcome visitors and share their love for Nature, Good Food, and Good Friends. There are delicious home-made meals at the start/end of a circular trail that takes you around the waterfall, with ample opportunity for stunning pictures and an optional route through a spray of waterfall-mist.

The route to Tortum is a winding road through mountainous Erzurum with pit-stops, picnic places, and curio-shops (and the best fresh-baked bread) scattered along the route.

Visited May 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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“Massive, impressive and very noisy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I have actually visited it twice. It is said that it is best to go there in late spring, due to the larger flow of water. However, it is nice in July or August as well. Bathing at the bottom of the waterfall is an absolute must.
The water, the sound, the colors, the surroundings - all of them are splendid.

Visited August 2012
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Ankara, Turkey
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“Turkey's highest waterfall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Turkey's highest waterfall. See esp in May and June. Climb down the stairs while rainbows floating around. Great.

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