What Turkey Offers Tourists

June 13, 2011   Filed under Destination

For a really brilliant experience, give Turkey a try. It’s a beautiful country and there is a lot to see and do. For the attractions not to miss out on while visiting Turkey, read on to find out more. One place you should definitely visit is the Blue Mosque, which was completed in 1616. Its walls are lined with beautiful blue tiles, which are where it gets its name, and the light is reflected through the windows of the building. It’s probably the most beautiful mosque in the world.

The Gallipoli Anzacs are now a national park but were once the sight of a bloody battle during the First World War, during which both the Turks and Allies suffered heavy casualties when the Allies tried to open a supply line through the Black Sea to Russia. Eventually the Turks won following some intense warfare. Now you can see some war memorials alongside sandy beaches and beautiful pine forests, all of which are definitely worth exploring on your visit to the area.

The Cappadocia region is considered to be one of the geographical wonders of the world and you must visit it. Located in central Turkey, it has been home to many cultures over the centuries but it was first shaped 60 million years ago by the eruption of two volcanoes, which created lots of unusual cones and valleys. You can also find more than 600 churches cut into the rock in the region, some that have frescoes on the walls to give an idea of what life used to be like.

The ancient city of Ephesus is another must see sight in Turkey. It’s one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world, with over 20% of it being excavated. Its history dates back to 12BC and it used to be an important religious and trade center. It used to be home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Temple of Artemis and you can also find one of the Seven Churches of Revelation, where St. Paul lived and preached.

One last place to visit is the location of the small yet wealthy Commagene Kingdom. This is located near Mount Nemrut, which is part of the Taurus mountain chain and is extremely beautiful. Attractions include the huge funerary monument of Antiochos I. This is a famous sanctuary shaped like his head that is more than 150 meters in diameter and more than 50 meters in height. You can also see representations of Apollo and Zeus. This is one Turkish attraction not to be missed.

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