Balikligol – Sanliurfa

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Balikligol is 150 meters long and 30 meters wide. Its depth is around 3-5 meters. There are carp type fishes that are the subject of legends. These fish are respected by the people and are not eaten. According to the legend, Hz. After Abraham is thrown into the fire, a miracle takes place and everything becomes rosy. It is believed that the place where this miracle took place is Balıklıgöl and its surroundings. It reaches the highest number of visitors during religious holidays as well as Mevlit and Kandil nights.

Balikligol - Sanliurfa

Balikligol – Sanliurfa

On the Balıklıgöl Plateau, Hz. There is also the cave where Abraham was born. The cave where Abraham, who is considered to be the ancestor of three monotheistic religions, was born, also has many visitors. There are visits to this cave in every season of the year from every religion, every country and every city. Right next to the cave where Prophet Abraham was born, there is also the tomb where Beddiüzaman Said Nursi, who was the religious scholar of the period he lived, was first buried after his death.

Balikligol - Sanliurfa

Balikligol – Sanliurfa

Balıklıgöl is the attraction area of ​​Şanlıurfa tourism. It is located just south of Halil-ür Rahman Lake, in front of the Urfa Castle, and is a lake with an area of ​​150 square meters. According to the legend; After the Prophet Ibrahim was thrown into the fire, Zeliha, the daughter of Nemrut, was also thrown into the fire. Because he loves Ibrahim very much and believes in him, he can’t stand being thrown into the fire, and he throws himself into the fire. The place where Zeliha fell turns into a lake.

Source: Şanlıurfa Municipality