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Turkey – A Tourist’s Guide

by on Jun.14, 2011, under Vacations

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If you are due to visit Turkey, then there are thousands of attractions for you to visit. It’s a lovely country where east meets west and we’ve put together this guide on the attractions not to miss out on while visiting Turkey. The Blue Mosque is one of these attractions and it gets its name from the famous blue tiles that line the walls. Completed in 1616, the light from the tiles is reflected through the building’s windows, making it one of the most beautiful mosques in the world.

The Gallipoli Anzacs are now a national park but were once the sight of a bloody battle during the First World War, during which both the Turks and Allies suffered heavy casualties when the Allies tried to open a supply line through the Black Sea to Russia. Eventually the Turks won following some intense warfare. Now you can see some war memorials alongside sandy beaches and beautiful pine forests, all of which are definitely worth exploring on your visit to the area.

One of the geological wonders of the world is the Cappadocia region in central Turkey. 60 million years ago, two volcanoes erupted and created an unusual landscape of valleys and cones. Also, there are more than 600 buildings, including churches that have been cut into the rock in the region. Some of them have frescoes on the walls, reflecting the many cultures that have lived in the region over the centuries of long ago. This is definitely the place to come for culture lovers.

The ancient city of Ephesus is another must see sight in Turkey. It’s one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world, with over 20% of it being excavated. Its history dates back to 12BC and it used to be an important religious and trade center. It used to be home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Temple of Artemis and you can also find one of the Seven Churches of Revelation, where St. Paul lived and preached.

Finally, you should definitely pay a visit to Mount Nemrut, which is a beautiful sight. It is part of the Taurus mountain range and used to be where the small but rich Commagene Kingdom was based. You can see the famous sanctuary of Antiochos I, which he built for himself as a funerary monument. This is a massive head that is more than 50 meters tall and 150 meters in diameter. There are also huge representations of Zeus and Apollo.

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