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Balikligol, Sanliurfa

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Balıklıgöl (or Pool of Abraham, Halil-Ür Rahman Lake), is a pool in the southwest of the city center of Şanlıurfa, Turkey known in Jewish and Islamic legends as the place where Nimrod threw the Prophet Abraham into a fire. Balıklıgöl and neighbouring Aynzeliha pools are among the most visited places in Şanlıurfa.

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  • Yes this place was very nice. There is a lot to see with a lot of nice restaurants. There are various fish pool and other water features throughout the place. You can buy fish food and feed the fish.....  more »
  • Very nice park, it is great to sit there after a whole day and drink some tea in the shade. Feeding fish is fun, and of course nearby sights and incredibly interesting.  more »
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  • A fascinating landmark of Turkey. Mirroring the stories of prophet Abraham (p.b.u.h.), the area is a must for any history, architecture or religion lover. Beautiful pools filled with fish, which according to legend are turned from firewood to fish by gods hand. Great restaurants, local food and green areas for relaxing are also available. Clear Recommendation!
  • A must see. The gardens surrounding the pound are amazing and the location beneath the citadel unique as the overall atmosphere. There are 3 mosques worth a visit (the oldest one currently in renovation) and the Abraham's cave is a must see.

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