Kuğulu Parkı


At the southern end of Tunalı Hilmi Caddesi, Kuğulu Parkı is a leafy oasis with a fountain-spouting pond ringed by cafes and garden beds of pansies. On sunny weekends, it gets crammed with park-goers lazing on the grass.

For travelling families, there's a decent children's playground at the park's northern end though note that the playground surface is concrete.

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