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“Impressive Falls”
Review of Tortum Waterfall

Ranked #3 of 29 things to do in Erzurum
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“Impressive Falls”
Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

It's the biggest waterfall of Turkey they say, and it really was very impressive.. The amount of water pouring down from above and the sound really cleans your mind.. very meditative... and the surrounding is also very beautiful... If you travel the east of Turkey I'd recommend this plac.. real piece of nature....

P.S. You can also have a bbq near the falls if you travel by caravan or with friends..

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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124 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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“Worth taking a detour”
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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Thank IlseNS
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Erzurum
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Tortum Waterfall - A Hidden Gem in Eastern Turkey”
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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Thank Kobus N
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Berlin, Germany
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“Massive, impressive and very noisy!”
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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Thank Marius D
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Ankara, Turkey
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“Turkey's highest waterfall”
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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