GET TO KNOW TURKEY – SEIZE THE MOMENTBy Saara from Vacations Team
Turkey is full of magic and wonder and is a country full of Asian, Middle Eastern and European influences. It is rich in history with extraordinary architecture just waiting to be explored by you. As you voyage through the wealth of destinations it has to offer, you will bear witness to the contrast between the cold and snowy mountains in the East, from the sunny beaches with turquoise blue water along the coast to the cosmopolitan cities of Istanbul and Ankara in contrary to the Roman cities of Ephesus and Gallipoli.
One of the world’s great metropolises, Istanbul was founded in the 1000 BC formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople is scattered with remnants and the long history. Few impressive attractions that can be visited by tourist are listed below.
Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi)
One of Istanbul’s iconic structures, Topkapi Palace consist of four transitional courtyards and surrounding architectural structures. The first courtyard consists of a church, bakery, hospital. In the second courtyard, state administration takes place. Third courtyard, which contained the sultan’s private rooms. At least a half a day would be recommended to set aside to fully complete the Topkapi Palace.
Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)
A mosque which attracts a large amount of tourist was built between 1609 and 1616. Sultan Ahmet Camii gets the name blue mosque for its interiorly used blue tiles named as Iznik tiles.
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest markets in the world consisting over 60 streets and alleys and 4,000 shops. Widely available shops are for Jewelry, Antiques, Carpets & Kilims, and Textiles in the grand bazaar.
Cappadocia is unique with its rock formations and landscaping which gives a mesmerizing feeling. Most of these caves have been turned in to hotels with the growing number of tourist and to give an experience of staying in a cave.
Exploring the fairy chimneys and taking hot air balloon
The best way to enjoy the beauty of a destination is when we are over it. Cappadocia allows its visitors with the option of hot air balloon rides. Not only offers an incredible view but also the amazing feeling to be around many hot air balloons is also been covered up.
One of the eyes-catching traveller attraction in Pamukkale is the famous natural hot water travertine referred to as the Cotton Castle. The beautiful structure has been formed by the carbonate minerals that’s been left behind for the flowing water. The naturally formed pools are filled with hot water, warm enough to have hot baths full of minerals
Turkey offers an endless list of must-visit spots which will suit any type of traveller. It will make you not only explore the land from the ground but also the skies.
A trip to Turkey isn’t complete without indulging in their famous cuisine. Ranging from Turkish Seekh Kebab to Turkish Meatballs to Kunefe, it’s not all meat dishes as their sweet items will melt your taste buds and something for every palate. A journey to Turkey would be a one that you talk about for years to come. As they say in Turkey – ‘Be our guest’