Lake Manyas: one of the most precious areas of the Marmara Region, and the first bird paradise of Turkey hosting dozens of varieties of bird species
Spread over an area of 16 thousand square meters, this beautiful lake houses numerous wonders of nature as well as many species of birds.
Within the city limits of Balıkesir, Manyas welcomes visitors who want to explore the variety of natural wonders of the area.
Turkey's first bird sanctuary which holds a Class A Wetland Certificate, Lake Manyas is a unique region which shelters 3 million of bird species every year. The months from March to July and September to October are the most suitable periods for birding. The camera system established on distant spotsRead More
The sanctuary of many precious species for many years, the authorities of the Manyas Bird Paradise organize the International Bandirma Bird Paradise Cultural and Tourism Festival every year to draw attention to the significance of the region and to create environmental awareness. Organized since 1987, the festival program includes aRead More
How can I get there?
Housing the worldwide largest bird observation tower, Manyas Lake is situated in a city with convenient transportation options. Located in Bandırma district of Balıkesir province, Manyas encompasses a region which is easily accessible via highway. You can fly in to Balıkesir either from Istanbul or Ankara and continue your journeyRead More