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Great historical experience!

Harran Ruins are genuine culture items of world history no doubt. However the area of university... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Istanbul, Turkey
Been twice before so noticed some changes

The first thing is that once where you could just enter the Harran area where the bee hive houses... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Nichola C
Mugla, Turkey
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Harran, Turkey
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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

Thank SuhaGuvenc
Reviewed 31 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

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

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

1  Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
Reviewed 8 December 2015

In a negative way, habitant became touristique in the point of 2007. To see beehive houses, Syrian side village was better. But in recent situation, it's the choice to visit there.

Reviewed 18 October 2015

We had taken Sanliurfa as our base for two nights to visit Harran and other sites in the area. We left Urfa with our hired car south towards the Syrian border in the morning to reach Harran on a very good road in less than...More

2  Thank JuergenWDobler
Reviewed 14 October 2015

A day in Harran was very adventurous. The houses were outstanding and the people were very authentic. Spoke to them and had a cup of coffee.

1  Thank Pam M
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Hurran itself can be seen in a day if you start from Sanliurfa 40km away. But if you want to see the nearby sights, you will need at least 2 days and probably 3 days and a good plan to cut out the backtracking and...More

2  Thank CappadociaJohn
Reviewed 23 September 2015

In my second visit to Harran Ruins, I noticed that this historical place has been commercialized with entry fee 5 TL with extra unofficial guide! We thought the guide was part of the fee as we were informed that somebody from "University of Harran" would...More

1  Thank Lanni_12
Reviewed 4 July 2015

The town of Harran is about 45km south of the city of Urfa in Southern Turkey. The town is known for the "trulli" houses shaped like a beehive and made of clay and what looks like straw. Harran was once a significant holy place and...More

1  Thank Helena B
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