Located in the Southeastern Anatolia region, Şanlıurfa is one of the ancient cities of Turkey, which maintains the heritage of all the civilizations in the region with a history of 12,000 years. Şanlıurfa is bounded by Euphrates River in the north, west and south, and by the Habur River which is one of the arms of Euphrates in the east. It is surrounded by Mardin in the east, Gaziantep in the west, Adıyaman in the northwest and Diyarbakır in the north.
You can reach Şanlıurfa by road, airway, and railway.
Fairytale City Harran
Harran, a district of Şanlıurfa province of Turkey, is one of the world's first science centers. Also, the first university was Harran University. Harran University took its name from Harran district of Şanlıurfa.
One of the most attracting areas of Şanlıurfa, Balıklıgöl is known as the place where the Prophet Abraham fell when he was thrown into the fire. It hosts countless tourists every year with its historical architecture and its legendary fishes.
Şanlıurfa Historical Grand Bazaar
This covered bazaar is among the most important cultural values of the city. Ottoman cultures are still being maintained in this bazaar.