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Top 11 Travel Destinations in Turkey

Ajishma will let you know about some interesting travel destination of Turkey

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With its deep-rooted history dating back thousands of years, rich culture containing the remnants of countless civilizations that once called its lands home, architectural structures of exceptional beauty, magnificent ancient cities, magnificent natural beauties, and friendly people, Turkey is among the most significant tourist destinations in the world.

Turkey is known for its excellent beaches, which make the summer months a pleasure. It is a very appealing country with metropolitan cities and charming towns that soothe your spirit with their serene environment. Although it is challenging to include all the must-see locations in this geography, which conceals amazing historical buildings and cultural locations in every city, we have prepared some short travel and sightseeing suggestions for people who are just beginning out.

11. The Bosphorus

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The Bosphorus Strait, one of the world's major waterways, connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara and divides Europe from Asia (and hence, out to the Mediterranean).

One of the top tourist attractions of a trip to Istanbul is a cruise down the Bosphorus, whether on a private boat, a tourist ferry, or a combination of the three. The most tranquil sightseeing opportunity in Istanbul is right here.

10. Troy

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Many believe this location to be the Troy of Homer's Iliad, making it one of Turkey's most well-known ancient ruins. Whatever the case, the sprawling, multi-layered ruins here reveal a long history of occupation, abandonment, and reoccupation that dates all the way back to the early Bronze Age.

Well-preserved city walls and defences, a palace's ruins, megarons ,and homes are among the ruins, in addition to later Roman-era temple and Odeon monuments. One of Turkey's top museums, the new Troy Museum, is conveniently located near the Troy archaeological site.

9. Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum

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One of the best things to do in Gaziantep is spend a few days indulging in the city's famed baklava and exploring the narrow streets of its old city center, but the Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum is by far its most well-known attraction.

One of the world's largest and most significant mosaic collections is housed in the museum.

8. The Blue Mosque


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No Greco-Roman ruin in Turkey can compare to the breathtaking backdrop of ancient Pergamum in present-day Bergama.

Overlooking a mountaintop, the last remaining temple remnants from Pergamum now loom big. A famous medical school founded by Galen once stood at this location, along with one of the most significant libraries in antiquity (equal in stature to the library in Alexandria). It's a fascinatingly unsettling place to discover. The majority of the ruins are located in the Acropolis area, along with a theater that was cut out of a hillside and provides expansive views of the environs.

7. Pergamum

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The gorgeous site of ancient Persia in modern-day Bergama is incomparable to any of the other Greco-Roman monuments in Turkey.

The remaining temple ruins from Pergamum now command a hilltop with strength. A famous medical school founded by Galen formerly called this city home, along with one of the greatest libraries in antiquity (equivalent in importance to Alexandria's library). Discovering this place is fascinatingly unsettling. The Acropolis area is home to the majority of the ruins and features a theater cut into a hillside with wide views of the neighborhood

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6. Aspendos

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The Roman Theater of Aspendos, with its jaw-droppingly enormous mass, commemorates the pomp and ceremony of Marcus Aurelius' tenure just south of the tourist city of Antalya.

The well restored, 15,000-seat theater is one of antiquity's main draws and is regarded as the best classical age theater that is still standing in the entire world.

Even though the theater is the primary attraction (and for most people making the short drive from Antalya or Side, it's all they see), the Aspendos site has a ton of other remains to discover.

5. Topkapı Palace

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The extravagant Topkap Palace in Istanbul will transport you to the enchanted, opulent realm of the sultans.

In the 15th and 16th centuries, the Ottoman sultans established an empire from here that would extend into Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

The interiors' lavish jewel decoration and outrageously ornate tiling offer a remarkable glimpse into the Ottoman power structure.

4. Cappadocia

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The strange, curved rock valleys of Cappadocia are a photographer's dream.

On cliff tops and hill crests, one might find rippling panoramas of wave-like rock formations or oddly formed pinnacles that have been shaped by millennia of wind and water activity.

In addition, if you don't feel like hiking to see the scenery, this is among the best locations in the world to take a hot-air balloon ride.

The Byzantine Era, when this region was inhabited by monastic Christian communities, is reflected in the frescoed rock-cut churches and cave-cut architecture that are nestled in this distinctive lunar-like terrain.

With their boutique hotels that let guests stay in caves with all of today's comforts, Cappadocia's villages—which serve as a base for exploring the surrounding countryside—are also attractions in and of themselves.

3. Pamukkale

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Pamukkale's immaculate white travertine terraces, sometimes referred to as Cotton Castle in English, slide down the slope and stand out in contrast to the lush surroundings. They are among the most well-known natural wonders in Turkey.

The peak of this calcite hill is covered in the massive and expansive ruins of the Greco-Roman bath town of Hierapolis, but a trip to Turkey is not complete without seeing the travertines.

You can take a bath in the historic pool's mineral-rich waters after exploring the ruinous remains of the city's agora, gymnasium, necropolis, and enormous gates, as well as the ancient theater with its views of the surrounding countryside.


2. Ephesus

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Ephesus is a magnificent ruin with large monuments and streets with marble columns that must not be missed.

As one of the most intact, still-standing historic settlements from antiquity in the Mediterranean region, this is the place to discover what life would have been like during the height of the Roman Empire.

The majority of the noteworthy monuments that are still standing in the city date back to the Roman era, when it was a thriving trading hub, even though it has been inhabited since the 10th century BCE.

If you truly want to investigate, take more time to see the main features.

The Celsus Library, the Great Theater, and a group of terraced buildings with frescoes are all examples of Roman-era Ephesus' affluence and importance.

Plan your visit carefully to avoid feeling rushed. To view the main attractions, a sightseeing trip here will require at least a half-day, and longer if you really want to explore.


1. Hagia Sophia or Aya Sofya

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One of the top things to do in Turkey, as well as Istanbul, is to visit the Hagia Sophia Mosque (Aya Sofya), which is regarded as one of the most beautiful buildings in the entire world. The Byzantine Emperor Justinian built it in 537 CE, and it has retained its position as the biggest church in the world ever since.

The elegant minarets that were added after the Ottoman conquest frame the towering mass of its exterior, and the sumptuous and enormous interior frescoes serve as a wonderful reminder of the majesty and might of ancient Constantinople. This prominent landmark is a must-see for all tourists.

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