Turkey's Travel Gems


Close your eyes. Now imagine yourself lying on a sandy beach while the water laps on your body. Run wild with your thoughts by envisioning yourself riding a hot air balloon overlooking magnificent otherworldly rock formations. These are just two of the wonderful experiences can be had with your travels into Turkey.

Turkey is a transcontinental country located mostly on Anatolia in Western Asia. On the other side of the country is Istanbul, and this ancient city is home to some of the most splendid architecture; the likes you see in pre-civilization and historical movies. Other than the scenic sights and splendid natural parks of Turkey, this Mediterranean country is also rich in culture and history. Indeed, travelers will definitely cross some things off their bucket list after travelling to Turkey.

Istanbul


Travelling around Turkey

When on holiday in Turkey this summer, you can either travel around Turkey by plane, bus, train, or a hired car. The choice is yours. However, if you're tight on a budget, you opt to choose to ride public transportation which is very reliable.

Turkey's Best Sights

Now here comes the most interesting part, a detailed description of the best places to visit when you're in Turkey.

The Hagia Sophia

Whether you're a historian or just a regular traveler, you'll certainly be amazed by the best preserved ancient building in the world, the Hagia Sophia. This dome shape mosque was estimated to have been built during the sixth AD by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. Today, the Hagia Sophia is now operating as a museum.

The Ephesus

If you're into Romans and Greeks, then a visit to the Ephesus is a must. The Ephesus is considered as one of the best preserved Greek and Roman ruins in the world. Thus, if you love history, this is a must visit place.

Cappadocia


The Cappadocia Underground Cities

This eerie yet magnificent looking city featured above was once a flourishing city. Now, it is considered a flourishing tourist attraction popular for balloon rides over the rock formations and cave hotels.

The City of Troy

A visit to this place will keep you nostalgic about an ancient civilization that once shaped humanity.

Turkish Gastronomy

Fantastic ruins and old architecture is not the only scene you could squeeze out of your Turkey adventure. The food in Turkey is a must try as well; even the food in Turkey is full of history. Turkish cuisine is entirely a descendant of Ottoman cuisine which is composed mainly of the tastes and recipes of Central Asia, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines.  One must try food is their breakfast which is called menemen; a dish prepared with tomatoes, onion, olive oil and eggs. The main ingredient of Turkish specialties are lamb, chicken, fish, eggplants, and other vegetables complemented by flavorful side dishes - a truly healthy diet indeed.

In conclusion, if you are a traveler at heart, there can be no better way to celebrate life than to experience Turkish food and Turkish culture; indeed an amazingly splendid experience.

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