Top 5 Attractions in Turkey

It is very easy to name one of the reasons for which Turkey is considered one of the best places in the world to go on holiday. And if you already chose Turkey as your next holiday destination, below I will try to give you some tips about the places you should definitely visit on this holiday.

Blue Mosque. Blue Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world, having its name derived from the blue tiles decorating the interior. Built in 1616 by Mehmet Aga, the imperial architect, in grace and beautiful proportions intended to reflect the splendor of Islam, it was the supreme Imperial Mosque of the Ottoman Empire.

Gulet cruising on the coast. A gulet is a traditional wooden sailing ship with a specific design from this part of the world. The tourism in the region is made special for this purpose: to travel on these unique ships. The swimming in the magnificent clear and blue water or the Mediterranean bathing the coasts, these are memories that will keep you warm during the colder winter months.

Pamukkale. Pamukkale is one of the natural wonders of the world. Being a unique geological formation dating for over 14.000 years, the spring waters at Pamukkale have therapeutic qualities and since antiquity have been supposed to cure rheumatism, kidney or heart diseases. In Hierapolis, which means sacred-city, the theater, the Temple of Apollo, the Colonnaded Street, Byzantine Gate, Plutonium and Necropolis are some of the highlights that you don’t have to miss in your trip here. For example, the Necropolis has approximately 1000 tombs and it is the largest in Minor Asia.

Istanbul. Perfectly placed between the Black and Aegean seas, Istanbul is the capital of Turkish culture, commerce and government. The city is a riot of colors and spectacle, and is the perfect destination for a city break holiday in Turkey. The city had and still has huge historical, religious and military significance, and would create a significant memory from any holiday in Turkey.

St. Sophia Museum. Haghia Sophia Museum, the great masterpiece of Byzantine art, was built by Justinian in 6th century. At the time it was built, it was the largest church in existence. The church was sacked by the latins during the 4th crusade in 1204 and a lot of its treasures were taken to the west. When Contantinople (today’s Istanbul) was conquered by the Ottoman Sultan, Mehmet II in 1453, it was converted into a mosque and since 1936 it has been a museum. The interior is decorated with wonderful Byzantine mosaics dating from 6th to 13th century.

2 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

oh I really want to go to turkey looks great and I bet the food rocks, thanks for visiting my blog Rebecca

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