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Balikligol, Sanliurfa

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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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  • Balıklıgöl is a very beautiful place. It's good to know that the oldest people lived in this land. You can easily get here from the airport. You can choose between October and November. 
    Balıklıgöl is a very beautiful place. It's good to know that the oldest people lived in this land. You can easily get here from the airport. You can choose between October and November.  more »
  • It is said that this was the spot where Abraham was put on a pyre by King Nimrod. A miracle occurred and the fire turned into a pool of water and the wood, or the flames, turned into fish. The... 
    It is said that this was the spot where Abraham was put on a pyre by King Nimrod. A miracle occurred and the fire turned into a pool of water and the wood, or the flames, turned into fish. The...  more »
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  • It's open air. No tickets needed. Around are many museums and city views. Definitely a place to visit
  • Absolutely one of my favourite places to visit in Turkey. A must visit during the day and at night.

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