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Reasons to Visit Turkey
While Turkey has developed, it managed to maintain its cultural heritage. Whether you love traveling or are not quite as obsessed with it, Turkey is a destination that no one should miss. If you are considering a trip to Europe, put Turkey at the top of your list.
There are many videos on YouTube and blogs about Turkey, but they cannot define the exact image unless you visit them personally. You have to see it with your own eyes. Whether you are interested in breathtaking views or culture, Turkey is the complete package.
Turkey has a purity in its atmosphere that attracts you no matter how many times you visit. Are you still undecided about visiting this lovely country? Join us as we explore five beautiful places in Turkey that will make you want to plan your next holiday!
The Old City of Istanbul
Sultan Ahmet is known as the old city of Istanbul. All the main tourist places such as Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazar, and Hagia Sophia are here. Here you will also see many shops of Kofta, Turkish ice creams, corn, etc. The best thing about Sultan Ahmet is that it is on the European side, so the architecture of the hotels here gives you beautiful European vibes.
5 Must-See Tourist Attractions in Turkey
- Topkapi Palace
- Blue Mosque
- Grand Bazaar
1. Topkapi Palace
The other name of Topkapi palace is Seary Gio. It is big and has beautiful and spectacular views from inside. There are different museums inside. It was once the residence of Ottoman Sultans in the 15th and 16th centuries, which is why everything is gold engraved and very beautiful. The tickets here are 200 lire per person. The entrance alone gives a royal feeling.
2. Blue Mosque
The Blue Mosque is also known as Sultan Ahmet Mosque. It is opposite Aya Sophia. It was constructed in 1609 by Sultan Ahmed I. It got its name due to the blue tiles inside. Many scholars have criticized its construction as there is already a Mosque nearby. It is, without doubt, a beautiful Mosque and is a perfect place for your picture.
The Blue Mosque is situated right across the Hagia Sophia. Once they start the call to prayer, you hear it from the Blue Mosque and then from Hagia Sophia. It feels like they are talking to each other.
3. Grand Bazaar
Let me tell you some interesting facts about the most visited Bazar by tourists in the world (as of 2014). There are 4000 shops, and walking into Grand Bazaar feels like going back in time. There were many people and sounds, but it was fun.
Here you can get spices, teas, chocolates, foods, drinks and clothes, pieces of jewelry, shoes, etc. The Grand Bazaar is ideally situated. If you are coming to Sultan Ahmet in old Istanbul, you can easily find this. You cannot believe how many people and objects are inside if you look from the outside. Anyone who comes inside has to cover their head, and they should wear modest clothes.
It is amazing how an activity can become so iconic to a place. That is how it is with Cappadocia and hot air balloons. Every morning at sunrise, hundreds of balloons take flight, and it is an incredible sight to see them all in the air. It is the main attraction in Cappadocia.
The scenery of Cappadocia is unique and unusual. It is a pleasant sight! Cappadocia is not only famous for its hot air balloons. What makes this place unique and why even the hot air balloons got here is the landscape of this place. It consists of many small valleys rock formations known as Fairy Chimneys. Even though Cappadocia attracts a large number of tourists, it remains a relatively undeveloped region. People are friendly, and they enjoy taking an early morning hot air balloon ride above it all.
Pamukkale means Cotton Castle. It is one of the finest tourist attractions and a symbol of Turkey, as when you search for Turkey on the internet, Pamukkale appears in the top 3 or 4 places in Turkey. People come here to get treated for their diseases. Water comes here from the mountains and stops here at a temperature of 35 degrees centigrade that is good for skin diseases and kidney stones.
What a beautiful place. Apart from its benefits, the beauty of this place is a bonus. It is an incredible place, as you can see almost a 360-degree view from here. This water is good for bone pain and other kidney diseases. People often come here and stay for one month. It is a beautiful village with a population of only 2000 people.
As you enter in city, first it has a graveyard with graves are of different sizes. Then there's Hamam, which states that anyone entering the city, first take a shower before being allowed in. If you see its architecture—these big giant stones—how they plastered them at that time.
Moving forward, there is a market in the center of the city. The architecture and its sewerage system here were phenomenal. Then there is the great Roman Theater, which attracted me the most. You see that type of theatre in the Gladiator movie. The beauty around this place is mesmerizing.
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