Urfa - The Beehived Domed Vernacular Houses of Harran

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The Beehived Domed Vernacular Houses of Harran

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(15 reviews)
Harran , Urfa, Turkey
45 mins

About the tour

For centuries men have used the local soil to make the mud bricks here and built the houses with these brick. The houses can be built as fast as a tent and are prefect shelter for the local temperature which is about 30-42 degrees in summer and -2 - 20 degrees in winter. People still leave in these beehive shaped houses as they keep their temperature about 20 C all year around so they are cool in the summer and warm for the winter.

Meet My Local Guide Istanbul

My Local Guide Istanbul

Salih loves introducing Istanbul to people from different parts of to the world. He has been living in Istanbul for more then twenty years and felt at home from the first day he saw it. Salih started work as a guide in 2007 leading the groups in all over Turkey and since 2012 he's back to leading small group tours in Istanbul only. Beside showing the highlights of Istanbul he likes showing the hidden Istanbul, food markets and the selected restaurant and cafes. Salih feels blessed to live in this unique city which is the home for about sixteen millions of people and it manages very well to be great host. He's here to help his guests see this lovely city in the best way with providing a great selection from secrets and the highlights of Istanbul.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Urfa with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Urfa. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

jean H.

22 June 2021

Such problems the extreme heat 40 - 45 c caused for Salih today, but he would not be denied from continuing his tour despite having to dive for shadow where any existed to give us as much connectivity as he could. And we saw such amazing 'architecture' of beehived domed dwellings still in use, in those harsh conditions. Definitely an eye opener. Back to cooler climes today - see you there Salih!


21 June 2021


Adrian H.

21 June 2021

This is my second time watching Sahil melt in crazy hot weather hot enough to shut down his equipment. But he persevered and I saw houses I’ve never seen before. Great guide

Debbie P.

21 June 2021

Feeling blessed to be able to visit these unique buildings. Thank you.

Marilyn J.

21 June 2021

Excellent tour of the Beehive domed houses. A fascinating experience with an excellent good humoured guide. Thank you for braving the heat and showing us this area. Looking forward to the next tour with you, Salih. Excellent tour of the Beehive domed houses - bad internet connections but it didn't really matter. All in all, fascinating and excellent good humoured guide Excellent tour of the Beehive domed houses - bad internet connections but it didn't really matter. All in all, fascinating and excellent good humoured guide

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