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Most Visited Places in Turkey

Updated on May 28, 2019
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Introduction

Turkey is characterized by its diverse nature, with its varied terrain to include plain, plateau, and mountains. Its cities have many kinds of entertainment and pleasure to be found in the sea and the mainland.

Most of its cities and districts contain tourist attractions, a country with many details and differentiates. It gives them the possibility to choose their activities based on their tastes.

Istanbul

Istanbul is a city with a long history and has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. It is the only large city in the world, spanning two continents: Asia and Europe.

  • Bosphorus Bridge: It is one of the bridges that reach Europe with Asia. It is approximately 15 kilometers long and ranks 14th in terms of height in the list of outstanding bridges in the world.
  • The Mosque of Sultan Ahmed is also known as the Blue Mosque. The reason for its name is that its interior is dominated by blue. It contains the tomb of Sultan Ahmed, which was built between 1609 and 1616. Today, it is considered a masterpiece of Turkish architectural works.
  • Hagia Sophia, the site is one of the most important tourist sites in the Republic of Turkey and even one of the most important tourist sites in the world. It is a very impressive architectural masterpiece. The Hagia Sophia was built in the primitive to be an Orthodox Patriarchal Cathedral, to be linked to the Islamic conquest.
  • Taksim Square: This is a lively and vibrant area, the center of Istanbul's tourist areas, with many of Istanbul's daily facilities, including restaurants, cafes, hotels, markets, and lounges. It was named after the old Istanbul water distribution station, which has been shut down for almost a century.

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Antalya

Antalya is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey and the world. It is one of the most popular destinations visited by millions of people every year. It has an old city with a clear history, old mosques, beautiful sea views and cafes overlooking the harbor, Where tourists can spend a special time, as well as many shops selling handicrafts. It is also famous for its busy beaches in summer, although some are not suitable for swimming, people enjoy the view of the sun and the surrounding mountains, such as the rocky beach Connialty.

It is known as the Roman Emperor Hadrian to commemorate his visit to the city of Antalya. The gate is made up of three arches and is still used as a gateway to ancient Antalya and Hisapache Street.

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Bursa

It is one of the largest tourist and industrial cities in the Republic of Turkey. It is located between the cities of Istanbul and Ankara. It is famous for its wide and fertile green plains, diverse forests and many parks. It called "Green Bursa".

The Great Mosque, or the so-called "Oulu Mosque", is the largest mosque in Bursa, a masterpiece in Ottoman architecture contains many Arabic inscriptions on the walls of the interior and holds twenty domes divided over four lines above the roof.

Koza Han: A place for silk trade, where there are many shops selling different kinds of clothing and silk fabrics.

Museum of Islamic Art of Turkey: This museum displays Islamic monuments belonging to the period between the twelfth century and the nineteenth century, coins, medals, shields, and others.

Bodrum

Bodrum is characterized by its beautiful houses with a magnificent view of the beautiful turquoise sea. The city is located in the southwest of Turkey.

St. Peter's Castle: The castle is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Bodrum region, and it is characterized by its towers and walls with a magnificent view of the harbor and an internal museum.

Bodrum Aquatic Museum: This museum is one of the most beautiful and famous museums in the world, which specializes in the display of ancient shipwrecks and marine monuments. It contains the remains of three ancient ships. It is located in Bodrum Castle, built in the 15th century.

Betis Beach: This beach is the most famous beach in the city, with its cushions and colorful sofas in place of chairs, to make its visitors feel more comfortable and relaxed.

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Black Sea Region

Is a group of coastal cities overlooking the Black Sea, where there is an increase in demand from tourists and travelers and others:

Amasia: The city of Amasia contains the tombs of kings carved in rocky mountains from the time of the Greeks and white Ottoman houses adjoining the river, which characterizes this city and makes it an impressive masterpiece, which can be said to be an open-air museum.

Trabzon: is the main city in northeastern Turkey, with places and areas that attract tourists' attention to its beauty and privacy. The most important of these are the Hagia Sophia, Lake Oznagul and the famous Lake Simola on the edge of the Rocky Mountain.

Samson: Samson has many important places, such as mosques, popular markets, museums, etc. It has the largest view of the Black Sea coast compared to other cities and has the largest port on the Black Sea.

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© 2019 Ameen Selegi

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