Turkey is a big country located in Eurasia which is famous for its historical buildings, unique cultures. Turkey is also notable from its culinary world. I believe that you already read about the article discussing about the most delicious Turkish cuisines and now, allow me to introduce you with the most visited tourism places in Turkey.
Cappadocia is an area located in the Province of Nevshevir. Cappadocia is the part of Asia who has a lot of attractions from their history, cultures or geologic aspects. Cappadocia is famous for its uniquely wide stone sites, especially their ancient stone houses and towers. You can see many buildings made from holed solid rocks. There is a hotel located in the city of Urgup, Guzelyurt and Uchisar that offering you the sensation of staying inside those rocks. You can also see the unique underground cities. Bored with the underground scenery? You can see the spectacular scenery of Cappadocia from the sky using an air balloon and be prepared to get thrilled with the beautiful scenery of Cappadocia from the sky. So, are you ready to live up your fantasy in this amazing Cappadocia?
Pamukkale is our next destination in Turkey. Pamukkale or Cotton Fortress is a natural tourism object. You can see the natural hot springs in here flowing like waterfalls. Pamukkale has 17 natural hot springs with the water temperature approximately 37 degrees until 100 degrees celcius. The white rocks structure in here looks like cottons. Now tell me, you must be wanted to drown yourself on those cottons but I recommend that you better not do it. Pamukkale is a calcium mineral which is formed through the natural process like stalactites and stalagmites. Pamukkale is categorized as the World Heritages Sites by UNESCO.
3. Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace is our next destination in Turkey. Topkapi Palace is a Palace area which has been used as the resident of the Turkish Ottoman Sultan and the Palace officials. Topkapi Palace is also being used as the center of government, national ceremony, and Palace entertainment. On its glorious era, Topkapi Palace is populated with 4.000 people. Topkapi Palace was built in 1459. Nowaday, Topkapi Palace is turned into a museum. You can also see the Palace collections such as jewellery and the precious treasures of the Ottoman Empires. Topkapi Palace is located in the hilly area between the Marmara Ocean and Strait of Bosphorus. Get ready to be amazed by the majestic view of Topkapi Palace.
4. Blue Mosque
After spending your time in Topkapi Palace, now let’s head on to the next destination in Turkey. Our next stop is The Blue Mosque. Blue Mosque is located in Istanbul. There are 20.000 pieces of blue colored ceramic on its wall. Therefore this mosque is called The Blue Mosque. The real name of this mosque is Sultan Ahmed Mosque. The architecture of this mosque is influenced by classic Ottoman and Islam styles. This mosque has 9 domes consists of 1 main dome and 8 secondary domes. The Blue Mosque also has 6 towers. The Blue Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 as the following order from the Sultan Ahmed I. Sultan Ahmed 1 is resting in here, in the mosque yard. The Blue Mosque is the main mosque in Istanbul.
5. Hagia Sophia
Alright, if you are finished in The Blue Mosque, now let’s head on to the next destination in Turkey. Our next stop is Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia is also located in Istanbul. Actually, Hagia Sophia is a former church and mosque in the past. Hagia Sophia means “Sacred Wisdom”. If The Blue Mosque is still being used for religious activity, but not with Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia is now a museum. Hagia Sophia is also one of the iconic buildings in Turkey. Since the 532-537, Hagia Sophia was an orthodox church until it’s turned to be a mosque when Constantinople was fall in the hands of Utsmani Empire. Hagia Sophia is the main mosque in Turkey until The Blue Mosque is built.
6. Galata Bridge
Galata Bridge is a structure which connecting the old town part (Sultanahmet) with the new town from Istanbul. This bridge is measured for 490 meters in length and 42 meters in width. Beside it’s being used as the motorcycles lane, Galata Bridge also has tracks for trams and two special tracks for the pedestrians. The location of this bridge was so strategic and it makes the Galata Bridge as the most visited place in Turkey. You can enjoy your time by watching the scenery of the sea while you can also see the local activity. In the lower part of this bridge, there are many restaurants available for you to try. So, watching the beautiful scenery of the sea along with special dish would be an amazing moment to be remembered.
7. Bosphorus Bridge
Another tourism spots in Turkey is Bosphorus Bridge. Bosphorus Bridge was built above the Strait of Bosphorus. This bridge has become the most visited tourism spot in Turkey. Beside their historical value, this bridge is also beautiful. There are 8 lanes on this bridge but only six of them are being used while the rest of the lanes are being functioned as the emergency exits and pedestrian lane. Turkey held an event called Istanbul Eurasia Marathon Intercontinental on every October. You are allowed to join in thes annual event. According from the tourists, the best scenery of this bridge is at the sunset.
Konya is our last tourism place in Turkey. This place is usually functioned as the Turkish religious tour. You can find the resting place of the most popular poets, Jalaludin Rumi in here. Konya will offering you with their signature dish called whirling dervishes. This dance is not a merely dance but it’s also to showing the prayer and graceful feeling to God. If you are entering this city, you will be amazed with the beautiful buildings. Although it’s looked simple but the buildings in Konya are high in detail of the designs so it looks elegant and majestic.
That marks the end of our journey here in Turkey. I hope that it will help you to find the perfect place to visit in Turkey. Happy travelling everyone!