Best tourist attractions in Turkey

Turkey is a spectacular place for people who want to spend their vacation. There are many holiday destinations in this country with attractive options. Turkey is a transcontinental Eurasian country as some areas of it are located in more than one continent.  Major part of Turkey (97%) lies in Asia, whereas the remaining part lies in Europe. The country keeps up with the impacts of today’s world and it provides world class solutions for individuals with different objectives and a way of life.

1. Istanbul

Istanbul is one of the most amazing cities of Turkey. It is also the largest city in Turkey. The city has amazing improvements. Istanbul is the only city in the world whose border stretches between two major continents. It is located in Northwestern Turkey, this is divided by the Bosporus Strait. The city is also known for invasion of several armies like Byzantine, the Persians, the Romans, the Venetians, the Bulgarians, the Genoese, the Seljuk Turks and the Ottoman empire.

2. Süleymaniye Mosque

The Süleymaniye Mosque was built on the order of Sultan Süleyman also known as Süleyman the Magnificent. It took 8 years to build this mosque. Islamic and Byzantine architectural elements have influenced the construction of this mosque. It consists of tall, slender minarets and large domed buildings which are similar to Haghia Sophia. There are two mausoleums in the main mosque, which have tombs of sultans.

3. Cappadocia

Cappadocia is present in the central region of Turkey. To the south lie the Taurus Mountains which separate Cappadocia from Mediterranean Sea to the west lies Lycaonia, to the east it is bounded by the upper Euphrates and Galatia to the north. The town is known for its massive stone structures and valleys. There are various stone chapels and monasteries, present in the city. The Goreme Nationwide Recreation area is a great fascination of this town. It is famous for Hot-air ballooning and trekking.

4. Ankara

Ankara is the capital of Turkey and is located in Anatolia and a tactical center of Turkish government.  It is a major hub for industries. The hue of the city can be found among 20th-century workplaces, government workplaces and flea markets. Turkish State Opera and Ballet have its headquarters in this city. This city is known for having the best universities in the country. It is also the home to wide ex-pat group which contributes to its multi-ethnic environment. The city also has four concert halls which host several theaters, music and movie festivals.

5. Mardin

The name Mardin means “fortress” in Syriac. Situated near the boundary of Anatolia and Mesopotamia, Mardin is a well-preserved medieval town. It is divided into 10 districts, Mardin is their capital.

It has ancient mosques, chapels and other traditional monuments. It also has many medieval houses.

6. Mount Nemrut Dagi

Strangely, Nemrut is so little known, regardless of its valued artifacts. In southeastern Turkey, this hill serves large sculptures, all expected to be placed around an elegantly grave. This dates back to the 1st millennium BC. The framework is considered to be the Mausoleum of Antiochus. Nemrut is a world heritage site according to UNESCO. Most of these sculptures are usually ruins that are destroyed by followers of iconoclasm.

7. Ephesus

The traditional city of Ephesus is not only the most exciting and best maintained side of the Mediterranean Sea, but also a place for serenity. You can choose to stay in old, modern or renewed stone bungalows. It is an important center for tourism in Turkey.

8. Topkapı Sarayı

The palace was an abode for Ottoman sultans from 15th to 19th century. It is a city of the historic district. It is a major tourist attraction which consists of holy relics of Muslim cultures, this includes Prophet Mohammed’s cloak and sword. It received the name Topkapı in the 19th century after a gate and shore pavilion.

9. Pamukkale

The hotel of Pamukkale near Denizli, only, seems unique for its natural charm. Pamukkale means “Cotton Castle” in Turkish. The white-colored limestone scenery has formed into many private pools loaded with red water. You may look up travertine pools to see the elegance that words cannot describe! This city consists of many hot springs.

10. Haghia Sophia

It is a former Greek church, later an imperial mosque and now a museum in Istanbul. The church was richly decorated with mosaic works throughout the centuries. They either depicted Mother Mary, Jesus,   emperors and empresses or saints. Some parts were decorated in a purely decorated with geometric patterns. The complex is strictly prohibited as a place for worship for both Christians and Muslims.

11. The Aegean Shore

The Aegean Shore is considered to acquire some of the most extraordinary historical sites. It is located between southern Balkan and Anatolian peninsulas. The city has wealthy geographical and social heritage. Aegean civilization is the term given to Bronze Age civilizations of Greece around the Aegean Sea. Many active volcanoes are found on these islands. Natural resources like iron and marble are abundant here.

If you wish to see these beautiful places, apply for turkey visa and plan your travel today with your friends and family.

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