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Very exotic attraction

We didnt have car thus we took a public transportation from Urfa city center.. it takes app. 1 hour... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Ankara, Turkey
A Lot to Take In

The beehive houses seem to be the major draw but for me more of a tourist curiosity reminiscent of... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
Mississauga, Canada
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Harran, Turkey
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I’m not sure if we came on a bad day or what, but I definitely do not recommend visiting Harran. I traveled there with my husband and found the locals to be very aggressive, despite the fact that my husband is Turkish. Sometimes locals act...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

The world's oldest university, the beehive houses and the people! This place is a once in a lifetime experience. Don't miss it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Georgianlibra
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We spent around 90minuted looking around the area. The children loved looking around the old mud houses and talked lots about how it might have been to live in the houses. We walked around the surrounding area for a while - a great visit. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank julie m
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Harran ruins comprises local, typical houses but also a former mosque, university and a castle close by - the houses give you a good look how local people found an inventive way to keep their houses cool, even during the summer. Go inside, feel the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 1 June 2018

We didnt have car thus we took a public transportation from Urfa city center.. it takes app. 1 hour to get there.. ask driver to take you to the castle otherwise you need to walk aorund 10-15 minutes.. take a break in the house to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank PebblesTR
Reviewed 13 May 2018

this a nice place for those who are interested to history and ancient subjects. you need to have a private car to transfer and reach this place.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank sahar-tavakoli
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Harran Ruins are genuine culture items of world history no doubt. However the area of university and even town itself is quite neglected. Only few of beehive houses are remaining and they are converted into "culture houses" which you may have to pay. ATTENTION: Keep...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank SuhaGuvenc
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The first thing is that once where you could just enter the Harran area where the bee hive houses are you now need a museum card or pay to enter. Secondly the minaret and remains of the first centre of learning are fenced off so...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Nichola C
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

That place was built in 1100-1300 AC. The houses around the old mosque at least 300 years old and they made of soil and hay mixture. Extremely healthy and excellent for health. You should sleep at least one night inside that old house and than...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Bulent P
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The beehive houses seem to be the major draw but for me more of a tourist curiosity reminiscent of Cappadocia and Kodak moment. However, the location within the old city walls and proximity to the observatory/old mosque made the visit an added plus. You are...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
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