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On weekends, residents of Istanbul flock to this largest forest in the area to picnic and enjoy nature.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“trail” (8 reviews)
“picnic” (15 reviews)
“nature” (11 reviews)
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

Beautiful forest, very shady so even in peak summer (30 degrees) you don't feel very hot. Ask to be dropped off INSIDE the forest (so you dont have to walk 30 minutes on the road like we had to do!) Note, I found it a...More

Thank Too_Much_TM
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Can be good or bad. If you want to see the lakes view as seen from maps and Google, no problem but you need to walk for 6 km!! If you want sitting area and doing barbeque, good you can find it everywhere but you...More

Thank Assem A
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

It was an amazing place I took a lot of photos there Very big place You should bring ur food with u because there is one restaurant and it sucks

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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Very nice place for walking or doing any kind of sports. I like walking paths and places for sitting. And thankfully there are cafe shops in there, so you may drink coffee or tea if you like.

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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

You can get there by bus, it is almost one hour distance from the center of Istanbul. The place is full of fresh air, great place to walk and relax.

Thank Mohammed A
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

It’s a unique forest covered with dense tall trees and three huge beautiful lakes inside. There is also a biking way for professionals

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

If you want to get a pure oxygen go there its a place to refresh yourself and there are path for walking or running and the line labelled with the path length in addition there are many place for family to sit.

Thank AHMED A
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing if you want peace. and tranquility.I was amazed by the serenity of this place and i would recommend it to anyone who has not seen this place.

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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Very good place to walk or run at forest in any time at the Istanbul. It is located at the north east of the istanbul near to Ataturk arboteum garden at "bahcesehir" . Entrance to forest cost will vary depends of vehicle size and day...More

1  Thank Serdar U
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

I go to Belgrad forest for walking an running by a charity running group Adim Adim. They run there every Saturday morning. There is a 6km loop for runners there, I strongly recommend it. It is a lovely forest untouched great for kids, picnic or...More

1  Thank GulsenDemiroz
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Sarah Z
July 30, 2017|
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Response from Farooq M |
According to my search the muncipility name is Tulza or Tuzla.
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nabil b
March 21, 2017|
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Response from Manoul | Reviewed this property |
Hi Nabil, If you want to reach the Belgrade forest by public transportation Take the bus 42T from Taksim to belgrade forest. Ask the driver the best stop to get off. In Turkish Belgrade Forest is = Belgrad Ormanları". But be... More
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