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Belgrad Forest

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Belgrad Forest is a mixed deciduous forest lying adjacent to Istanbul, Turkey. It is named after the village next to the forest, settled by thousands of Serbs who were deported to the capital Constantinople from the city of Belgrade in 1521, when it fell to the Ottomans. Geographically, the forest is located at the easternmost point of the Thracian Peninsula.

Belgrad Forest is a natural beauty and the lungs of Istanbul, with a region around 5,500 hectares of forest. It houses many plant, bird and animal species. The most common tree in the forest is sessile oak (Quercus petraea). Belgrad Forest is under protection and is one of the most visited recreational areas of Istanbul.

Belgrad Forest is rich in historical and cultural heritage. It has several historical reservoirs that were built by the Ottoman Empire to supply water to Istanbul. Belgrad Forest is home to a 19th-century Ottoman aqueduct, which is a testament to Istanbul’s rich heritage.The forest also has the ruins of Aydos Fortress, which was built by the Roman Empire in the 6th century. The forest has the highest point of Istanbul, Aydos Hill, which is 537 meters above sea level and offers a panoramic view of the city and the Marmara Sea.

One of its prominent attractions is the historic Valide Sultan Dam, a picturesque location that adds to the forest’s charm. The dam offers a serene setting for picnics, and its reflection on the water’s surface creates an enchanting scene.

Belgrad Forest is a great place for outdoor activities and sports. You can enjoy hiking, biking, camping, picnicking, fishing, birdwatching and photography in the forest. There are also playgrounds, sports fields, barbecue areas and resting places for visitors. The forest has a well-maintained infrastructure and security system.

If you are looking for a peaceful and green oasis in Istanbul, Belgrad Forest is the perfect choice for you. You can breathe fresh air, relax in nature and have fun with your family and friends. Belgrad Forest is open every day from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. You can reach the forest by public transportation or by car.

Belgrad Forest is one of the most beautiful and valuable natural assets of Istanbul. It is a must-see attraction for nature lovers and adventurers. Don’t miss the chance to visit this amazing forest and experience its charm and serenity.

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