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Belgrad Forest

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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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Enjoy the nature

It's the best place for relaxation and it has a lot of great views while you're walking there. It took from us about 1 hour and half hour from Taksim

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Manama, Bahrain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a long ride from taksim to this forest by bus, the forest is so huge and relaxing, but if you want to enjoy it try to have a bike or better a car, we weren't lucky at all, we walked 2 hours inside the forest, and we didn't reach any place for rest, or to do any activity... More 

Thank Manoul
Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's the best place for relaxation and it has a lot of great views while you're walking there. It took from us about 1 hour and half hour from Taksim

Thank 13JASSIM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

This is one of a kind place to visit to. A place where you can relax or walk while enjoying the environment. Close to nature which gives an invigorating feeling. This place is 15 km outside Istanbul. To get here, you can travel by metro and must get off to the last station and take a cab going to Belgrad... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

For foreigners because all locals know this place as picnic place. Go early in the morning, get the fresthest air in the city. One and only city park.

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

A very green place to visit for relaxation even though there are not much activities for tourists. I encourage reaching to/ from the forest by auto bus 42T (stops around 200 m from thry gate) this gave us the opportunity some wonderful places along the route such as Tarabya.

Thank hamohd70
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

İstanbul residents are very lucky, to have such a wonderful place within the proximity of the city İn fact I,ve been to mare forests and even jungles throughout the world but very few gave the pleasance of Belgrad Forest There are beautiful trails for bike and horse riding.İt is a very replenishing area indeed

Thank Juneau65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

It's a wonderful natural place that you can find in İstanbul. Also there are many nice activities such as rent a bike, Jeep Safari, ATV safari and riding horse.. That company name was Belgrad Outdoor Sports Club nice stuff and reasonable price

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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