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Turkey's historical places attract tourists

M. Mahbub Alam |
Inserted: 21:30, Saturday 07 October 2017 || Updated: 17:14, Monday 09 October 2017

Turkey's historical places attract tourists - Lifestyle

Return from Turkey: Turkey, at the crossing point between East and West, has been developed as an excellent destination for tourists due to its enormous historical and natural places, which attract tourists across the world.

The whole country has been decorated with its architectural beauty. The country is very neat and clean and transportation system of the country is made a gorgeous with modern constructions.

Turkey is situated in Anatolia (95%) and the Balkans (5%), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria. The geographic coordinates of the country lie at 39°00′N 35°00′E.

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The area of Turkey is 783,562 km2 (302,535 sq mi); land: 770,760 km2 (297,592 sq mi), water: 9,820 km2 (3,792 sq mi).

Turkey extends more than 1,600 km (994 mi) from west to east but generally less than 800 km (497 mi) from north to south. The total area (of about 783,562 km2 (302,535 sq mi)) consists of about 756,816 km2 (292,208 sq mi) in Western Asia (Anatolia) and about 23,764 km2 (9,175 sq mi) in Southeastern Europe (Thrace).

At present, around 81 million people are living in the country. The people of the country are very friendly. When two Turks meet, the first thing, they tend to do, is to establish whom they both know in common, whether it’s through family, friends, township, work or other.

As soon as they locate someone they both mutually know, even in a loose sense, the relationship can continue. This is about establishing credentials with each other.

Turks take close friendships very seriously. You can do something pretty horrible, beg forgiveness, and the friendship can be repaired and continue. The same applies to family. If a family member sits around squandering his or her life away, it will often be overlooked with ‘’that’s just the way it is”.

It is known by talking to Turks, most of the people of Turkey are hospitable and generous as well as trustworthy and loyal. They are very social and emotional and it is very easy to earn their friendship by using just a few nice words or kindness and they will triple your kindness.

By visiting different places and taking to people, it appears that they have big sense of humor and family oriented and extra respectful towards the elderly.

Millions of people from across the world visit Turkey every year to enjoy its heavenly nature and historical places. The historical places include Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Underground Basilica Cistern, Archaeology Museum in Istanbul, Topkapi Palace: Home of the Sultans, Grand Bazaar and Galata Tower.

The land of historic significance, a nation with great cultural depths–Turkey, its charm is such that it attracts millions of tourists year after year.

Turkey has so much to offer that a tourist might fall short of time to visit places, but Turkey will never get exhausted of places you must visit in whatever time you have.

It is said that there are 10 must-visit historical places—Ephesus, Aizanoi, Antalya Museum, Aphrodisias, Anadoluhisari, The Blue Mosque, Alanya Castle, Side, Topkapi Palace and Anzac Cove--in Turkey.

The readers will get a general idea by going through the article and they will get interested to visit the country. A brief introduction about important historical places is given below:

Pamukkale Travertine Terraces

The Pamukkale Travertine Terraces is one of the top tourist attractions in Turkey. Every year over 1.5 million tourists visit this paradise. It is often referred as the 8th Wonder of World and once you get to Pamukkale, you will understand the reason behind that.

It is a spectacular sight that looks made out of snow or cotton. The literal meaning of Pamukkale in Turkish is “Cotton Castle”. Pamukkale Terraces is right next to ancient Roman city Hierapolis and it used to be health center in ancient times. It is still visited for both travel and health purposes.

The Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque is one of the most photogenic structures and most famous historical places in Turkey. It is like a social complex. It features a mosque, a madrasa, Sultan Resting Mansion, Turkish bath, a fountain, a hospital, Mekteb-I Sıbyan, rental rooms, and homes. On a visit to this most famous tourist attraction, one must not forget to pay a visit to ‘Arasta’.


The Side, an ancient Greek city, is home to many tourist spots which are both enjoyable and historically valuable. The temple of Apollo, the Aspendos, the Roman ruins, the Pamukkale bath, and the Duden falls are a few must visit places. Parasailing, rafting, scuba diving, and jeep safari are a few must do adventures while at the places.

Antalya Museum

There are many historical places in Antalya but the most famous being the Antalya museum. It is the largest one of Turkey. The museum has 13 exhibition halls and an open air gallery. This museum highlights the history of the Mediterranean and Pamphylia regions.

Cleopatra's Antique Pool

The Cleopatra's Antique Pool is situated above the Pamukkale white travertine. The pool is one particularly spectacular location fed by the same hot springs. The tourists can take bath in the same waters in which Cleopatra once swam! A professionally run modern spa facility allows tourists in enjoying these historical healing waters.

Unlike the white water of the lower pools the Antique Pool favored by Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, is pure clear warm water.

Once it was surmounted by a Roman Temple to Apollo with ornate roof held up with Doric columns. Imagine how Cleopatra must have experienced this when you imagine it in its glory day.

Finally, it is better to say that it is very difficult to explain the natural and heavenly beauty of Turkey and its historical importance in a short story. The tourists can only enjoy the beauty by visiting the historical and natural places.




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