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Ataturk Arboretumu

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Ataturk Arboretumu

128 Reviews
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Kemer Mahallesi İstanbul Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi, Istanbul 34450 Turkey
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Join one of the best Bosphorus boat tours in Istanbul and admire the cosmopolitan city from a completely different perspective while enjoying the beautiful views of the Orient and the Occident at the same time. <br><br>Your Istanbul Welcome Card Marine Officer will welcome you at the pier and help you on the boat, hand you over our Bosphorus tour plan and explain you what will see on the boat tour. <br><br>Bosphorus Boat Tour<br><br>The Bosphorus is 32km long, separates Europe from Asia and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. Cruise along the Bosphorus between Asia and Europe and discover Istanbul tourist attractions, magnificent palaces, ancient castles, and other historical sites, as well as fine seaside residences and the Bosphorus bridge. Furthermore, you will have a glance at the spectacular pieces of authentic civic architecture on the European and Asian coast.<br><br>Our boat is departing hourly, if you should miss your departure time you can join the next departing boat.
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Mostafa I wrote a review Jun 2019
Kuwait City, Kuwait53 contributions1 helpful vote
Big and beautiful garden with long trails to walk and it is beside belgrade gardens.Can reach by bus or your car
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Date of experience: June 2019
TubaKoseogluOkcu wrote a review Apr 2019
Istanbul, Turkey5,231 contributions1,956 helpful votes
This botanical garden literally in the middle of the city was first planned back in 1949. But due to financial shortages, accomplishment of the project took time and it was opened only in 1982. The garden is named after the founder of Turkish Republic. It is owned, financed and operated by the Directorate General of Forestry. Istanbul University's Faculty of Forestry is the scientific partner of the park's executive board. The main goal of the arboretum is to serve the faculty and the students of Istanbul University's Forestry Department in their research work. Therefore, the rules to protect the area are very strict. No food and no beverage is allowed inside the garden, except for food for infants, so don't expect picnicking here. No balls, no kites, no bicycles, no pets, this place is not for having fun and good time in nature. It's rather to observe nature, to enjoy it as purely as possible. The gardens are closed every Monday and is open all the other days from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm in summer and to 5 pm in winter. Entrance is subject to a fee. I wholeheartedly recommend you to visit it if you enjoy nature, you would find inner peace here along with discovering lots of different flora types.
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Date of experience: March 2019
2 Helpful votes
UKMassive wrote a review Nov 2017
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom39 contributions7 helpful votes
We were a bit short of time, so had to rush around. Ideally come for a whole day and bring your picnic as there are no restaurants or snack places. Lovely place to walk around and enjoy the scenery - watch out for the many newly wedded couples who come here for photo shoots - we saw 2 couples whilst we were there !!!
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Date of experience: October 2017
1 Helpful vote
Malih D wrote a review Jun 2017
Istanbul, Turkey184 contributions2,241 helpful votes
Amazing place, we spend five hours there hiking at the beautiful nature around the lake . fantastic sighting .
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Date of experience: October 2016
12 Helpful votes
mrdom wrote a review Apr 2017
4,608 contributions851 helpful votes
The arboretum is a simple botanical garden, fairly nice and peaceful but with little information and no eating allowed. TL5 on weekdays. The best thing for tourists who can't find other hiking options is to use it to see the Belgrad Forest. Take the tree-lined paths that go up the hill and at the end, you will be within the forest. There are proper paths that wind back around to the arboretum entrance, plus rougher paths that go further into the valleys. Three friendly local dogs met me at the entrance and escorted me the whole way. They might have led me astray down rough paths with spiky undergrowth but eventually brought me out at a proper path. The arboretum might be fully fenced so you might not be able to hike too far from it. 42-series buses go close, the 42T from Basiktas is best as it goes alongside the Bosphorus and passes Emirgan Park and Rumeli Fortress, but note you have to get off just after crossing the aqueduct, then go up the road opposite the uni sports ground to find the arboretum entrance.
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Date of experience: April 2017
3 Helpful votes