Turkey Tourism, Tourist Attractions

Turkey Tourism

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Turkey is known for its historical sites and has become popular for the same among foreign tourists. Tourism in Turkey also focuses on some amazing resorts by the seaside for beach vacations.

Turkey Tourism – Top 10

Below are the major tourist attractions and reasons for hike in Turkey Tourism.

1. Pamukkale

Pamukkale is a site located on the Southwest side of Turkey. It is situated in Denizli Province and contributes hugely to Turkey Tourism. It is filled with hot springs, terraces of carbonate minerals and very beautiful travertines. Visiting this place would make you so relaxed, considering the fact that climate in the place is temperate.

2. Cappadocia

Turkey is privileged to have Cappadocia as part of its tourist attraction sites. It is located in Central Anatolia, Nevsehir Province. This place is surrounded by beautiful sites such as the Black Sea, the Taurus Mountains and the Armenian Highland. Visiting such a place would leave you so fulfilled due to the many attractive forms of nature.

3. Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia is a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. It started out as a church, which was later changed into a mosque and afterwards a museum. Hagia Sophia was built many years ago and being a historical site in Turkey it attracts hundreds of both local and international tourists.

4. Topkapi Palace

The Topkapi Palace in Istanbul is believed to have been the residence of the Ottoman Sultans from 1465 to 1856. This is one of the biggest attraction sites in Istanbul and is one of the main contributions to Tourism in Turkey. It contains interesting contents found in the Muslim world such as Mohammed’s cloak and sword.

5. Sumela Monastery

The Sumela Monastery is located in the Trabzon Province in Turkey. The monastery is in Altndere National Park, acting as a major tourist attraction site especially for the cultural and historical sector. Sumela Monastery is dedicated to Virgin Mary making it attractive to religious people.

6. Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque in Turkey is also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. The title “Blue Mosque” was given to it due to its adornment of blue tiles in its walls in the interior parts. The historic mosque was built in seven years, from 1609 to 1616 during the reign of Ahmed I.

7. Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahce Palace is located at the European coastline of the Bosphorus strait. It is found in the Besiktas District in Istanbul, Turkey. Dolmabahce Palace was built between 1843 and 1856 during the reign of Abdulmecid I and is an excellent product of construction that plays a huge role in Turkey Tourism.

8. Mount Nemrut

Mount Nemrut is a very high mountain, 7,001 ft found on the southeastern side of Turkey. It occupies a total of 40 km wide area. This is an area where several large statues were erected, with a belief that there was a royal tomb at the place.

9. Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon, commonly known as Oludeniz is located 14 kms to the south of Fethiye, just few meters from Mount Babadag. The Blue Lagoon is a tiny village that is occupied by a beach resort, which acts as a tourist attraction site. It is a beautiful pebble beach.

10. Library of Celsus

Library of Celsus is situated in Selcuk, Turkey. It is an ancient building of the Romanian culture that was basically built to honor the Roman Senator Tiberius. The Library of Celsus is believed to have been constructed for a couple of years and was completed in 135 AD.

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