People all over the world come to visit this beautiful and diverse country, a lot of Americans, Russian, Korean, Chinese, European citizens come every year just to see and experience the most popular places of Turkey which are following:
Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey with over 18 million inhabitants and each year the city is visited by 12 million tourist. Which means the city is overcrowded and overpopulated, but still worth visiting. Istanbul is the only city in the world that is spread on 2 continents: Europe and Asia. On the mention of Turkey, this city is the only thing that come on people mind with is remains of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture: The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya), Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar. The city is vibrant, full of colors, smells, it is the city You cannot be bored at. So many areas, streets, monuments, cafes, restaurants, shops, delicious food to try out and explore, it is like an endless city.
Cappadocia, so called the land of horses is becoming more and more popular destination, especially among Russians and Chinese people. This site has unique stone shapes due to eruption of three volcanoes near by, erosion of land and strong wind. The city that consisted out of apartment, churches was built into the stones from the Paleolithic era. But the most famous thing about this place are balloon rides into the valley and canyons. Cappadocia is a romantic place with magical vibe.
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Near the city of Denizli there is another wonder of nature, this snowy lookalike area is actually carbon that due to its large amount and warm water elevate to the surface. The name Pamukkale in literal translation means cotton castle. This is place of thermal water where Roman people built a city of Hierapolis and use it as and healing center. You can also find Cleopatra’s pool there with mineral thermal water where supposedly Cleopatra was coming due to healing properties of the water and physical beneficials.
This city located on the west coast of the Turkey is a modern, vibrant place. Near the city of Izmir there is a city of Ephesus, founded in the Bronze Age and important from ancient Greek times, it contained the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and served as a crossroads between the East and West for centuries. The city of Pergamon is also located nearby, one of the major cultural centers of the Greek world.
If You are seeking for nice, clean water, sandy and stony beaches, this is a place for you. This area is the most popular summer destination. Antalya Province is the centre of Turkey’s tourism industry, attracting 30% of foreign tourists visiting Turkey and its Turkeys biggest International sea resort. The province of Antalya corresponds to the lands of ancient Pamphylia to the east and Lycia to the west. It features a shoreline of 657 km with beaches, ports, and ancient cities scattered throughout, including the World Heritage Site Xanthos.