At an area of more than 345 hectares, Ataturk Belgrade Park extends north of Istanbul, with more than 2,000 species of rare plants and trees from around the world.
The region has recently become a major foothold for Arab tourists, especially the Gulf fleeing from the extreme heat in their countries, as the forest has become at the top of the agenda of visitors to Istanbul, especially after the municipality in the last seven years rehabilitation and arrangement.
The forest, established in 1949, is one of the most beautiful parks in Turkey, if not the most beautiful at all, with its diverse trees that are difficult to see anywhere else in the country.
It contains three small charming lakes, and preserves its natural beauty breathtaking measures imposed by the Department, prohibiting tourists and even researchers, tampering with trees and plants.
To get away from the usual tiring activities of tourists who come to Turkey for the summer vacation, thousands of them flock to the park every week, in search of relaxation amid its tranquility and picturesque nature, and enjoy the fresh air.
To explore the beauty of this glamorous beauty, it is enough to buy a ticket that does not exceed 8 TL (about $ 1.5) per person.
** Scientific Destination
The park is not only a destination for tourists, but is visited by students from various Turkish and international universities, in order to do research and projects on the plants available in them.
Ataturk Belgrade has many engineering exhibitions and museums, the most important of which are the 19th century Engines Exhibition and the Old Communication Exhibition, which contain various types of photographic and telegraph devices, telephones and speakers, since the Ottoman Empire.
The park is also a key kiss for the premarriage, where the couple before the wedding to take memorial photos amidst the picturesque nature.
The forest is also one of the most important areas of Istanbul for Turkish and foreign tourists to hold barbecues, as the city municipality recently identified large areas equipped with barbecue facilities, which is one of the most enjoyable activities that tourists can do there.
As for its rare plants, the park contains dozens of them, in addition to a group of animals such as deer and squirrels, as well as some birds living in such environments.
As for hiking, the area has become a popular activity, where running and walking can be practiced through special corridors prepared for such activities.