Belgrade Forest | What to see in Istanbul

Belgrade Forest

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Hunting Mushrooms

Published by Rameez Fayyaz

Belgarde forest lies on outskirts of Istanbul in Sariyer district. History books say it used to home Greeks in olden days. Of many things, the forest is known for edible and toxic mushrooms both. I had visited the forest in hope for photographing this beautiful gift to mankind. But perhaps it was a wrong day to visit. It was hazy and almost had rain showers every hour or so. I ended up taking the scenic route through the forest. Although running tracks stretch out almost 6 km through the forest, I advise taking up the non-paved path and discover the forest yourself. It is a huge forest, therefore be sure to bring enough water, a GPS tracker, portable power bank. If you're in a mood for camping do bring a powerful light with enough battery. Snacks kiosks are available at specific points but don't expect proper food and it is a bit pricey. Overall I liked walking/trekking through Belgrade forest.  

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