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Rum Kale

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Address: Merkez Kasaba Village | Yavuzeli, Gaziantep, Turkey
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Heavenly, but people are pushy

I loved Rum Kale, I really did. It is beautiful, the water is crystal clear and one could really be at peace with themselves and the world. Except one cannot, because when you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2016
Alice W
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I loved Rum Kale, I really did. It is beautiful, the water is crystal clear and one could really be at peace with themselves and the world. Except one cannot, because when you decline a boat ride, they then go out of their way to moor as close to you as possible and blast summer hits all around. Please, don't... More 

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Thank Alice W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

My family drove to Rum Kale from Gaziantep through rural farm roads. Being new to the place, we though we've gotten lost, we could only see farmlands after farmlands of pistachios, variety of fruit trees and vegetable gardens, and sheep herds, until we found the small brown sign pointing towards our destination. indeed we were on the way! We got... More 

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Thank Rex A
Abyei, Sudan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I saw this area in a Turkish soap-series and I did not want to miss oportunity and see it. It is beautiful and place to see once you are there

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

My wife & I visited Rum Kale during the summer. We took a boat trip up the lake to the sunken mosque. The boat trip was very good & good value for money. It took about 1 1/2 hrs round trip & included a short stop at the sunken mosque . On returning to the village we ate at one... More 

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Baghdad Province, Iraq
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

It is impossible to visit the Euphrates area without enjoying history and nature at the same time. I have been many times in the area of Room Kale, and took the ferries around it but never been to castle itself. The castle is nice ruins but not as preserved as you would think. So people usually go to the nearby... More 

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Birkirkara
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Unfortunately Rumkale is closed for renovation at the moment. Nevertheless when taking a boat ride from Halfeti one gets a very good view of the castle and its impressive location. Due to the dam the Euphrates water level is quite high and one can only imagine what strategic location the castle must have had in the past.

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Cessnock, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

My wife and I took a day trip from Gazientep. Not well signposted but eventually located. Drive through limestone and basalt landscape with villages surrounded with olive, fig orchards and cropped land (cotton, corn, etc) mostly now harvested and ploughed in or fallow. The descent from the plateau to the dammed Euphrates River provides teasing glimpses of sheer cliffs over... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

I have a feeling I'm gonna miss this place forever, really beautiful place for unforgotten evenings on a little ships while sightseeing

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Thank Takaaa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

you can get on a boat and have a good time. It is more beautiful if you have your friends because you can hear the music and dance on the boat!

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Caerphilly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

The little village of Halfeti is as yet fairly unspoilt and simple and is beautifully situated on the banks of the Euphrates. If you visit mid-week it is quiet and peaceful, we are told that it is very busy at the weekend. We had a lovely private boat trip to see Rum Kale with Ilhan Bey for a very reasonable... More 

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