Turkey acts like the junction of Europe and Asia. It is one of the most famous and amazing tourist land on earth. Turkey has various amazing sites to make you feel relaxed. Its historical monuments, natural beauty, charming environment, green lands, and beaches all make it an ideal tourist point. If you have so far seen the beautiful places of UK, and marvelous attractions of Spain, then its time to choose Turkey as your summer destination.
Here are the top 10 most beautiful places to visit in Turkey.
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10. Mount Nemrut
Mount Nemrut is a 2134 meters high mountain, situated south eastern Turkey. It is one of the best tourist attractions of Turkey, and is known as the royal tomb of 1 B.C. Mount Nemrut has various rising statues to captivate your attention. Most of these statues are 9-10 m high and mostly are Greeks and Armenian gods. Here you will be no short of restaurants and food points to enjoy your favorite delicious meal.
Goreme is a small town of Turkey. It is sutated among the fairy chimney rocks. The natural rocks and mountains of this town are worth see. Being present in the city of Cappadocia, Goreme has bunch of attractions for you. The overall environment of the town remains amazing the whole day. It is also famous for its relaxing atmosphere, water and cold winds—that together make it an adorable place. Here you can find the buildings of centuries old schools, houses, and churches. Goreme National Park is in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1985.
Alacati (Alaçatı) is a village in Central Aegean. If you get the chance of walking through its streets, you will see how beautiful its buildings are. Most of the buildings of this village belong to ancient times when Greek architectural style was dominating all over. This village has become one of the major tourist attractions of Turkey.
7. Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon is located in Ölüdeniz. It is the most popular beach destination in Turkey. It has various beaches for you to enjoy great time at. Here the water remains cold, but to add a plus to your level of experience you can also search for the hot water springs, which remain full with the tourists in winter season. For most of the water sports lovers, Blue Lagoon is a paradise of Turkey. It is also a safe place to swim for the children and women.
6. Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in Turkey. It has six high minarets and clearing construction. Also known as Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Blue Mosque is an inspiring tourist point and its architecture is just amazing. It was constructed in 1616 by Ahmed One, with its interiors made up of 20,000 blue tiles—which is why called as Blue Mosque.
5. Library of Celsus
Library of Celsus is situated in Selcuk, Turkey. This ancient monument was built to respect Roman senator Julius Celsus in 125 AD, who was a popular, and rich citizen of Epheus, Anatolia. It was built for serving as a library to keep 12,000 scripts and as a tomb of Julius Celsus. During some riots in 401 AD, the library was destroyed, but later on it was reconstructed.
4. Dolmabahce Palace
The Dolmabahce Palace is situated in Besiktas in district Istanbul, Turkey. This was built in 1856 during the Ottoman Empire. For the first time, this palace was used as an anchorage site for the Ottoman fleet. It has been constructed beautifully, and the design was presented by the ancient Ottoman rulers. The palace was used as an administrative point of empire, and is expanded in an area of 110,000 square meters and contains 285 rooms and 43 halls. You will be able to visit each corner of the palace in 45-60 minutes.
3. Hagia Sophia
Found in Istanbul, Hagia Sophia was initially a basilica. It was constructed for the Roman Emperor Justinian I during 6th century. This dome measures 102 feet in diameter and 31 meters in length. It was built in 537 AD and was used as a church for about 900 years. Then it took the form of an Imperial Mosque in 1453 AD. Before the Blue Mosque in Istanbul was constructed, Hagia Sophia was considered to be the main mosque of Turkey. In 1935, it was converted into a museum.
Pamukkale is a natural place of Turkey for you to enjoy great time at. A translation of its name is Cotton Castle. Why it is called so? Well, to tell you the secret it looks exactly like the same, having solidified pools of calcium water. Close to Pamukkale is situated Cleopatra’s pool, don’t forget going there to enjoy swimming.
Istanbul is the busiest city of Turkey. It will take you two to three weeks to view all of its tourist sites. Here you can find the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, and the Topkapi Palace. These are some of its highlighting places, but Istanbul is not short of attractions. You can find here big and small shopping center, designer outlets, restaurants, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus and eat fisht at the restaurants of this city.