Why Turkey Is Famous
Turkey is recently declared as the most visited country for travelers in the recent years, and what attracts people to go there, is what we will be telling you here. So fasten your seat belts, and if you have missed any one these places, then you might give it another visit to complete your wish list.
Some Facts About Turkey
Turkey is a Muslim state and is a part of Asia as well as Europe. It is mostly known for it’s culture and heritage. It also has cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. The most famous and one of the oldest mosque, named as Blue Mosque is there in their capital city, Istanbul. This massive 17th century Mosque used to be a home for the Sultans at that time.
Places To Visit in Turkey
Istanbul is the only city which is a part of two continents, Asia and Europe at the same time. It is mostly famous for it’s impressive architecture, historic sites, nightlife, dining, shopping. The most impressive sites in this city are Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.
Ephesus used to be one of the largest cities in all Roman Empire and is most famous for it’s Temple of Artemis, which is declared as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It has other attractions which include theatres, Temple of Hadrian and an amazing Celsus Library.
Turkish Riviera on the Mediterranean coastline, Antalya is a large, vibrant city welcoming tourists with numerous resorts, hotels, bars and restaurants. A walk around Kaleiçi, the Old Quarter, offers a step back into the city’s ancient past with views of the old city walls, Roman gates, maze-like streets and historic structures that include the Clock Tower.
Konya is amongst the world’s oldest city and is best known for it’s remarkable Seljuk architecture and Whirling Dervishes. The city is full of beautiful and unique architectured and are still praised by many. Some of the major see sights of the city are Alaeddin Mosque, ruins of the Seljuk Palace, Persian theologian and Sufi mystic.
Mardin is located on southeastern Turkey and is a hilltop station where the weather is always nice with cool breeze. The most favorite and loved sites of this area are Deyrü’z-Zafaran Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the world, and the Sultan Isa Medresesi, a medieval monument that once served as an astronomical observatory.
This city is located in the centre of Turkey and is known for it’s transport system as it connects you to every city of the country. It has maximum number of building (government and private both) and also the universities. The city itself city offers a lively arts and culture scene with a large concentration of museums, including the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.
Marmaris is one of the most famous and popular seaside resorts not only in Turkey, but in the world. From here you can take your boat rides, have food in it, and also visit the neighboring villages and other islands and you will automatically start loving the sight.
Side used to be such a great attraction in ancient times, as it was occupied and conquered by Alexander The Great in 4th Century BC. It’s major attraction is ancient Hellenistic and Roman ruins that include the remnants of a colossal amphitheater and various temples. It also has beautiful and narrow roads, and gives you a feeling of roaming in Greece.
Bodrum used to be one of the most famous Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It also includes a coastal belt of beach where you can go and enjoy the amazing view of beach, alongwith some great music, food cafes and other attractions to the place.
Cappadocia is best known for its fairytale story scene of irregular arrangements looking like smokestacks, cones and apexes. Common procedures, for example, old volcanic ejections and disintegration have all shaped these odd arrangements over the ages.