Visit Sanliurfa - Best of Sanliurfa

Şanlıurfa , pronounced [ʃanˈlɯuɾfa], often simply known as Urfa or Al-Ruha (Kurdish: Riha, Arabic: الرها ar-Ruhā, Syriac: ܐܘܪܗ Urhoy), in ancient times Edessa (Έδεσσα in Greek), is a city with 561,465 inhabitants in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. It is a city with a primarily Arabic and Kurdish population. Urfa is situated on a plain about eighty kilometres east of the Euphrates River. Urfa's climate features extremely hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Sanliurfa in Turkey. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Sanliurfa like a local. A gripping city on its own right, Diyarbakir also deserves a visit. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Diyarbakir for its bountiful attractions like Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep Castle, Gaziantep Zoo on your trip to Sanliurfa. To reach Sanliurfa, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Diyarbakir Airport. A vacation to Sanliurfa can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Sanliurfa*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sanliurfa

    Know the pollution level of Sanliurfa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Sanliurfa: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sanliurfa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sanliurfa.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
  • Living in Sanliurfa - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 86.76 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 77.33 (High)
    • Pollution Index 89.66 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sanliurfa

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sanliurfa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.45 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 46.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 34.9 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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