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“dam lake”(2 reviews)
“few hours”(2 reviews)
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On weekends, residents of Istanbul flock to this largest forest in the area to picnic and enjoy nature.
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

some people could tell you that it is not easy to go there , but believe me it is very very easy , 30 minutes by metro and 15 min by taxi. belgrad forest is from the best trips i liked in istanbul ,the view...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sasito
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This enchanted place is probably the most virgin and beautifully preserved Oak-Hornbeam Forest/green space in Istanbul. You will find a 6km jogging/running/walking track that circles a pretty little dam lake and if you go there regularly (like i do) you will find that a few...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Hediye G
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Too_Much_TM
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Assem A
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Imad S
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank benancetin
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mohammed A
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ha_from_tehran
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ahmedaM7302JQ
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Kashif A
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Khaldoon K
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Mohammed A | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think that camping is allowed, didn’t see signs to that at least.
July 30, 2017|
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Response from FarooqM9 |
According to my search the muncipility name is Tulza or Tuzla.