Turkey is a country at the “crossroads of civilizations”, located between the two continents of Eurasia. Traveling to Turkey, visitors will have the opportunity to go back in time to ancient times through heritages, and ruins in heroic epics and discover many new experiences such as floating on hot air balloons. brilliant colors.
Let’s dive into the most amazing places in Turkey to visit with Top News!
1. Istanbul is one of the best places in Turkey
As the only city in the world located on two continents by the Bosphorus, Istanbul was once the capital of the Roman Empire, (330-395), the Byzantine Empire (395-1453), and the Ottoman Empire (1453-145). 1923). Istanbul was honored by TripAdvisor Travel Magazine as one of the 10 most attractive destinations in the world in 2014.
2. Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar is the largest ancient Muslim market in the world, originating in the 15th century at the request of the conquerors of Mehmet. The market is distinguished by its maze-like dome structure with 3,000 shops arranged in 61 streets crisscrossing like a checkerboard.
3. Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia is the embodiment of the two most powerful empires in Istanbul’s history, the Byzantine and the Ottoman. Originally, this place was built by the Byzantine emperor Justinian in 537. In the Ottoman period in 1453, it was converted into a mosque by the Mehmet conquistadors. And was declared a museum by the first president of the Republic of Turkey, Ataturk in 1935.
The interior of the museum is a fusion of history, culture, religion, and architecture that creates a magnificent structure. The frescoes here are gilded, inlaid with precious stones, elaborately carved statues, and precious paintings, each of which embodies religion and politics.
4. Basilica Cistern
Yerebatan Sarayi Underground Palace (or Basilica Cistern) is the largest of the deep underground tunnels in the ancient city of Constantinople. Constructed in the 6th century under the Byzantine Emperor, Justinian. It is also called the water storage palace because the main use of this place is to provide clean water to the city for the people to use.
The entire ceiling of this huge water storage palace is supported by 336 large stone columns, creating beautiful domes like the dome of a monastery. Two large columns carry the statue of Medusa’s head upside down (the snake-haired goddess, according to mythology, whoever looks into Medusa’s eyes will turn to stone). One column with Medusa’s head placed upside down, one column with Medusa’s head placed on its side, creating symmetry for the two columns.
Cappadocia is one of the most famous wonders of Turkey, recognized by UNESCO as a world natural heritage since 1985. Cappadocia is known to the world as the “mushroom valley”, over millions of years, The impact of nature’s giant stone columns gradually eroded, creating many interesting shapes. In addition, the chisel of the people has turned them into “chimneys” in fairy tales and carved the caves here into houses, monasteries, and churches extremely unique.
This city is also known as a land filled with hot air balloons. Watching the sunrise above, in the middle of a large beautiful natural area, surrounded by more than 100 hot air balloons with companions is an experience that anyone wants to have once in their life.
Located in the town of Selcuk, Ephesus is home to many of the best Roman and Greek ruins in the world of an ancient, flourishing ancient city. Ephesus is one of the clearest symbols of Turkish culture and history. After being abandoned, this ruin was only found in 1863. A series of ancient works of Ephesus have been unearthed along the road stretching more than 3km, including palaces, squares, theaters, libraries, and stadiums.
7. Pamukkale is among the best places in Turkey
Pamukkale is dubbed the 8th natural wonder of the world by the Turks and was recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage site in 1988. Stretching 2,700m on a mountain slope, this place is formed from a form of sediment deposited by water from hot springs rich in calcium carbonate flowing over the ledges over the ages, forming a series of pure white limestone stalactites layered like shells. From afar, Pamukkale is as white as a snowy mountain.
The natural scenery here makes visitors feel like they are relaxing in the white clouds. Spring water stagnates between limestone layers into small green lakes.
From afar, Pamukkale is as white as a snowy mountain. Stretching 2700m on the mountain slope, this place is formed from a form of sediment deposited by water from hot springs containing a lot of calcium carbonate flowing over the ledges over the centuries, creating a series of pure white limestone stalactites. shell-like layer.
The natural scenery here makes you feel like you are relaxing in the white clouds. Spring water stagnates between limestone layers into small green lakes. Besides, coming here, you can visit the ruins of Roman Hierapolis, an ancient town located on top of a calcite hill.
8. Soumela Monastery
With its splendid setting, the Sumela Monastery (Convent of the Virgin Mary) is everyone’s favorite tourist spot while traveling along the Black Coast. Located in the province of Trabzon in northeastern Turkey, Sumela is built on a 1,200m high cliff. Due to the humid weather, all year round and the fog often appearing, this ancient monastery always wears a gloomy, mysterious look.
Wandering around this abandoned complex, you can admire the mystical beauty of the monastery with its colorful frescoes. From afar, the monastery does not look large, but the more you move inside, the more you see a massive architectural work with a total of 72 rooms, including a stone church, chapels, classrooms, reception rooms, etc. 1 large library, and kitchen.
The central design of the monastery dug deep into the mountain, the back part was built of extremely solid bricks. On the brick and stone walls are engraved paintings with solemn religious themes.
Turkey is filled with magnificent architectural designs and beautiful landscapes, which attract quite a lot of visitors from all over the world. Turkey has become one of the most amazing tourist destinations because of its epic beauty.
Top News hopes this article can help you to know more about Turkey so you can be well-prepared for choosing where to go when you land in this wonderful country!