Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Popular destinations in Turkey

As an intersection between two continents Europe - Asia and three major seas, Turkey is famous for many cultural heritages, ancient buildings.

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Popular destinations in Turkey
Istanbul is one of the first stops if it is the first time you come to Turkey. As one of the most dynamic cities in the world, Istanbul has an interesting mix of Europe and Asia, past and present, Christianity and Islam. The city has 64 mosques, of which the Blue Mosque is most famous for its interior walls which are paved with bluestone, creating a shimmering beauty. Also, don't forget to visit the vast Hagia Sophia Basilica, attracted by a blend of Christian architecture and mosques. Photo: Shutterstock / Boris Stroujko.
Popular destinations in Turkey
The journey to discover Istanbul is indispensable to Topkapi Palace, famous for its magnificent rooms and lavish interiors, which has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Also, don't forget to visit Dolmabahce Palace (pictured) located along the Bosphorus coast. The interior is designed in European architectural style and is impressive with the largest Bohemia crystal chandelier in the world. Photo: Shutterstock / muratart.
Popular destinations in Turkey
Wandering in Istanbul, you do not need to squeeze in crowded places but you can casually walk on the narrow streets to admire the ancient architecture, listen to the rich Turkish music. Istanbul is built on seven hills, so do not forget to look for places to see the city from many different angles, between winding slope roads. Photo: Shutterstock / COLOMBO NICOLA.
Popular destinations in Turkey
If you go to Cappadocia valley but you have not experienced flying on a balloon, it will be a big mistake. It is famous for its spectacular scenery with many deep valleys, canyons and strange mushroom-shaped stone columns. Dawn just appeared, it also the time hundreds of giant "balloons" of multi-colors filled with helium gently flew up. You will capture the panoramic view of the amazing Cappadocia picture. Photo: Shutterstock / Olena Tur.
Popular destinations in Turkey
Discovering Cappadocia, you can also hike trekking, ride horse, cycle terrain. However, the most impressive is the "check-in" at Goreme village, climbing the terrace of a cafe with a prime location for sightseeing, taking pictures. A few rattan chairs, a couple of mattresses with Turkish patterns and a table of wine and small fruits are displayed. Around are balloons floating amidst air in the dawn lights that make you fascinate this place. Photo: Shutterstock / Valerija Polakovska.
Popular destinations in Turkey
If you are too familiar with names like Istanbul or Cappadocia, visitors can find Pamukkale "Cotton Castle". From a distance, this place looks like a giant block of white cotton strands stacked on top of each other. As you get closer, you'll see emerald green hot mineral pools, inside is white all over limestone niches. The most popular experience here is watching the sunset. Photo: Shutterstock / muratart.
Popular destinations in Turkey
If you have time, visit the ancient city of Troy, located in Canakkale. Here, you will see firsthand the world-famous heritage of the Trojan horse - the statue associated with the "Battle of Troy" in the Iliad epic.

You can also stop to explore the ancient city of Ephesus with ancient architecture and majestic natural landscapes such as the Ephesus theater, Celsus Library, Hadrian temple, Trajan fountain, Hercules gate, Roman arena. Photo: Shutterstock / Nataliya Nazarova.

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