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10 Best Places to Visit in Turkey
Last updated on September 28, 2015 in Turkey 18 Comments
Perched on a strategic hilltop overlooking the plains of Mesopotamia in southeastern Turkey, Mardin is the capital of the Mardin Province. One of the oldest settlements in the region, Mardin is best known for its cultural diversity and Old City of sandstone buildings that cascade down the hill. Mardin’s Old City is easily toured by walking. The maze of meandering streets leads visitors along terraced houses and popular sites like Deyrü’z-Zafaran Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the world, and the Sultan Isa Medresesi, a medieval monument that once served as an astronomical observatory.
One of the oldest cities in the world and best known for its remarkable Seljuk architecture and Whirling Dervishes, Konya is a large city in Turkey s Central Anatolia Region. In the 12th and 13th centuries, Konya prospered as a capital city under the rule of the Seljuk Dynasty. Today, buildings from that era can still be admired such as the Alaeddin Mosque and the ruins of the Seljuk Palace. Konya was also the home of the Persian theologian and Sufi mystic, Rumi. His mausoleum is a must-see site in Konya. Rumi’s followers founded the Mevlevi Order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes due to their religious ceremonies in which they spin around and around on the left foot while wearing white, billowing gowns.
Map of Best Places To Visit In Turkey
Wey. I have done all of them apart from Ankara and looking to do that this winter
I visited Turkey last year and i must say i was impressed greatly! If you want a bit of everything on a trip then dont miss this place.
Dr Hafsah says
If you have 5 days in Istanbul. thats just nice to see it alone. Stay near the Grand Bazaar entrance, which is very near to the tram station of Beyjezit. you can walk to the Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi palace. and Citedel Basalica. Take a tram to Eminonu. where the Spice market and famous Fish restaurants, and then take the Bosphorus Cruise from there. On the third day take a City bus ride to see the outskirts of Istanbul. On 4th day you can go back to see more of what you havent covered the first three days.
I like Uzungol, Sultan Murat Sekarsu nice climate, nature at Iis best
I can t believe you missed out Pamukkale! That place looks incredible! Other than that, great list! I can t wait to explore more of Turkey.
Ahmed AL-EMAD says
i m planning to visit Turky soon ,because it is amazing
I cannot believe that you mentioned Ankara in the list. There should be Bursa which has 7 sites (5 Ottoman sultan complexes, Ottoman bazaar and Cumalıkızık Ottoman Village) in Unesco World Heritage list. The city is only 90 minutes by ferry from Istanbul. I highly recommend.
Don t make a mistake and never go to Ankara. One of the worst cities in Turkey. I know because I live in Turkey and I lived in Ankara.
Bodrum, Istanbul, Ephesus, Kapadokya, Mardin (security is important), Side, Fethiye (dead sea), Datca and Cunda. These are the best i think
in addition to: For the ones who are interested in history, Edirne is wonderful to see.
Turkey rocks. Its an amazing destination with a lot of beautiful n mesmerizing sights. Pammukale, Izmir, Uzungöl n safran bolu, Amasra, çanakale should b added to this list if u have time. Moreover u can skip Ankara.
Antalya is definitely one of the best places. When I was a kid, I went there with my family for three days, the beach was sooo awesome!
Mary Jane says
I like Ankara, Istanbul, and Antalya. But I really love Ephesus because I really like Greek mythology and historical cities.
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