Turkey Top Things to See & Do

Turkey Top Things to See & Do -Pamukkale

Pamukkale A geological phenomenon. in southwestern Turkey (around 20 km east of  Kusadasi), is famous for a carbonate mineral left by the flowing of thermal spring water.used as a spa since the second century BC, one of the country’s top tourist attractions.

 In fact, the origin of these pools is the thermal waters which have their source just a little higher up. It is the flow of this highly caclite-laden water that evaporates on the cliffs that has led to the formation of these travertines, which look a little like a succession of small cotton clouds.   
Pamukkale, is also the site of the remarkably well-preserved ruins of the Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis.

The travertine terraces above Pamukkale and below the ancient city of Hierapolis are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

A trip to Pamukkale will leave a lasting impression on you,every part of the place is instagram worthy with over two million visitors annually. Amazing place.  

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Turkey Top Things to See & Do -Turkey  Nemrut dagi national park

The colossal stone heads at the top of Mount Nemrut National Park are one of the best-known images of Turkey which was accepted as the 8th wonder of the world.

The Mountain in southeastern Turkey,  from a height of 2150 m' dominates on landscape. notable for the summit where a number of large statues  of Apollo, Zeus, Hercules, Tyche and Antiochus rest on terraces.

The stone heads are erected around what is assumed to be a royal tomb formed part of the tomb and temple complex built by Antiochus I ( 69–34 B.C BC), who reigned over the Commagene kingdom from the 1st century BC. 
The huge sculptures up to 10m high amaze visitors when seen for the first time.

Sunrise and sunset  makes a deep impression with visitors, with its magnificent scenery set against the background of the landscape of nearby hills and mountains.

Nemrut Dagi National Park lies between Kahta (9km) and Adiyaman (43km).The mountain is only accessible during the summer months. 
The rest of the year it is covered by snow and ice.

Turkey Top Things to See & Do -Ankara

Ankara, is the second largest city of Turkey after Istanbul.
The city lies on the border where east between west.Ankara is Turkey's beating heart.
The European and Middle Eastern cultures merged and coloured the city's architecture, food, wine, nightlife, fashion and arts.
It is full of culture, markets and steep cobblestoned streets.
A Collection of Fantastic Museums.

In fact, there are so many places to go in and around the city.
Dont miss The Mausoleum of Ataturk.
Vakıf Eserleri Müzesi also houses a stunning carpet collection and The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is one of the most significant museums in the world.

Turkey Top Things to See & Do -Butterfly Valley 

Butterfly Valley  IS one of the most is the ultimate places to visit in Turkey.
Butterfly Valley is a valley on the Mediterranean coast near Ölüdeniz, on the Turkish Riviera , is situated at the foothill of Babadağ, a 1,975-metre-high.
The valley is home to diverse butterfly species. 
The valley surrounded by high rocks, the natural protection offered by the tall cliffs that encircle the valley has provided space for large colonies of butterflies to flourish
Truly amazing place to visit, a unique nature reserve with crystal clear waters,Hidden Gem.
Butterfly Valley is home to roughly 100 species of butterflies
As you pass the entrance there is a tented area and then the path to the waterfall begins. 
A trail in the valley leads to two small waterfalls dropping from 60 m (200 ft) all the year around. (during springtime the waterfall flows stronger).
The Turkish government named the valley a preservation area in 1987 to protect the butterflies and local flora.
The best time to visit the valley is during springtime, where the most butterflies are present.
Getting in and Out of Butterfly Valley
Butterfly Valley is so cut off from the close city, there are only two routes in: by foot, or by boat. (Boats leave from the nearby resort of Oludeniz)

Turkey Top Things to See & Do -Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a historical region in Central Anatolia, a beautiful region in central Turkey famous for its remarkable rock formations fairytale scenery, and the caves.
The area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, as it has many areas with unique geological, historical and cultural features.
You feel like you are visiting a magical world, is like visiting another planet.
This interesting place holds a network of caves, tunnels, monasteries carved in rocks, beautiful and otherworldly cone-shaped rock formations and stone structures, a complex network of underground cities.(Derinkuyu is one of the most famous in Cappadocia, one of about 35 underground cities that have been discovered and more that are yet to be uncovered).
The construction that provides a glimpse of the level of engineering, some underground cities have a ventilation system even at a depth of over 60m. 

Cappadocia is one of the few places that has both aboveground and underground tourist attractions. Here is a list of top tourist attractions in Cappadocia 

In Cappadocia there are almost 150-200 underground cities just 36 of them have been discovered. you can visit 6 subterranean cities Ozkonak,Kaymakli,Tatlarin,Mazi,Ozluce and Derinkuyu.

Fly over it aboard a hot air balloon to have a bird's eye view of

Turkey Top Things to See & Do -Bodrum

Bodrum located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gökova, it has developed into "Turkey's St. Tropez".
 Bodrum is an attractive town, this charming coastal town is a perfect example of traditional and modern life going along hand in hand in perfect harmony. The  castle,the myriad alleyways of a maze-like market, the Graeco-Roman amphitheatre,(out of town). Charming streets, lovely marketsa and relaxing harbour area, the waterfront and the marina area in Bodrum is lined with great restaurants, bars and cafes.
Bodrum is a year-round travel resort. 
The city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. 
It takes 60 minutes via boat to reach Kos from Bodrum.
The best places to visit in Bodrum.
The castle in Bodrum dates back to 1402, the Castle overlooks the harbour and the marina. The castle includes a museum of underwater archaeology, housing one of the most important collections in the world. 
Explore the Old Town
Myndos Gate (Myndos Kapisi)
Milta Bodrum Marina
Milta Bodrum Marina
Bodrum Peninsula Beaches (Bitez Beach)
Bodrum Theater
Bodrum  Bazaar

Turkey Top Things to See & Do -Antalya 

Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast and the biggest international sea resort in Turkey.
Antalya is mixes ancient history with a vibrant thriving contemporary culture and glorious beaches.  
Some of the natural sights surrounding the city, canyons, wild rivers, and beautiful green national parks.
Antalya located on southwest coast, on the Turkish Riviera. 
Antalya is famous for its beaches Konyaalti Beach and Lara Beach.and is a great destination for a seaside holiday. 
Turkey is home to many historical remnants. 
Hadrian’s Gate
Antalya Museum
The Roman Harbor
Kaleiçi (Antalya’s Old Town)
Yivliminare Mosque

Turkey Top Things to See & Do -Istanbul 

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey. 
The Bosphorus, a narrow strait, cuts the city in two and connects the Sea of Marmara in the south to the Black Sea in the north.
With a population of over 15 million residents Istanbul is the most populous city in Europe.
Istanbul possesses a richly heritage. Istanbul surprises visitors with its fast pace, its ancient history and its present culture, the internal atmosphere is wonderfully chaotic. 
Istanbul  is one of the most popular tourist destinations.
Over 14 million foreign visitors came to Istanbul each years.
Istanbul offers an unforgettable experience for its travelers.There are only few cities in the world that can be so delightful to experience and enjoy as Istanbul  with the bustling streets and busy bazaar stalls that have characterized the city for hundreds of years. 
Here is the list of amazing thing to see and do in Istanbul you have to experience.
Sultanahmet Square
Rumeli Fortress
Süleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii)
Hagia Sophia Museum (Ayasofya Müzesi)
Grand Bazaar (Kapaliçarsi)
Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii)
Topkapi Palace Museum (Topkapi Sarayi Müzesi)
Taksim Square.
Ortaköy:  bustling neighborhood, explore the narrow streets that divide a dense array of market stalls and shops. 
Istanbul Archaeological Museums (Istanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri)
Istiklal Street between Taksim and Tunel offers the liveliest nightlife in Istanbul
Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi)
Chora Museum (Kariye Müzesi)
Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici)
Dolmabahce Palace.

Bosphorus Cruise is one of the more popular and fantastic attraction.

City Sightseeing Bus Tour

BigBus Istanbul tour(Hop-on Hop-off Istanbu) is a cheap way to discover and explore the popular zones of Istanbul.

Experience the Turkish Cuisine. Istanbul offers wide range of Turkish cuisine.

Shopping malls: There are currently 110 shopping malls in the city.
Cevahir Istanbul in Mecidiyekoy is one of the biggest malls in the world. 
Shopping streets, the most famous shopping streets in Istanbul are Istiklal Street, Bagdat Street and Bahariye Street, Abdi Ipekci Street in Nisantasi district.

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