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“best feature are waterfall and fish restaurants below!”
Review of Lake Tortum

Lake Tortum
Ranked #7 of 29 things to do in Erzurum
Certificate of Excellence
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Edinburg, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“best feature are waterfall and fish restaurants below!”
Reviewed 31 January 2013

The lake is attractive, but the surrounding terrain is somewhat barren, and the fluctuating water level created a bathtub ring as at reservoirs. However, the waterfall at the outflow (north end) and the restaurants farther below make up for that. You can walk a little loop trail beside and below the waterfall, and even with low water in August it was still very nice (and would be spectacular in spring/early summer). The fish restaurant we ate at was down a fairly steep, winding road from the main road, but was nestled attractively at the water's edge of a small, pretty lake. Even during Ramazan, when no-one esle was around, the fish from holding tanks right at the restaurant was delicious and we enjoyed the quiet setting with breezes off the lake (we actually visited in August 2011 but that choice was not allowed below).

Visited August 2012
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Berlin, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Nice”
Reviewed 23 September 2012

The lake is nice, the view is wonderful and the water is a superb greenish blue. I did not try to bathe and I regret it.
The lake can also be viewed from one of the many viewpoints along the road.

Visited July 2012
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Ankara, Turkey
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“amazing green color”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

The color of the water is amazing. You also had a chance to swim, canoe or row a boat. There are some restaurants around with great scenery and delicious fish.

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Orlová
Level 6 Contributor
299 reviews
228 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“beautiful nature”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Lake Tortum is located in the beautiful countryside between the foot of the mountains

Visited August 2011
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