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15 Beautiful places to visit in Turkey

15 Beautiful places to visit in Turkey: Turkey or known officially is Republic of Turkey. Turkey is located in WesternAsia and South-eastern Europe. With the country located in both of Asia and Europe, then the country has been receiving the cultures from both continual. That why Turkey is so attractive for many tourists around the world. Acutely have rich for beautiful nature, Ancient ruins and architecture heritage. If you need to visit this country we would recommend you to visit all the beautiful places as below.

 

Here are the top 15 most beautiful places to visit in Turkey that you should not be missed:

 

Alacati (Alaçatı)

 

Alacati (Alaçatı) is a village in Central Aegean. If you walk through the streets in this village, you will see the beautiful Greek architecture and very nice people. Now, this village is become to be the popular destinations in Turkey as well. Also, not only sightseeing tour, but you can do windsurfing as well.

 

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Blue Lagoon-Fethiye

 

Blue Lagoon is located in Ölüdeniz. It is the most popular beach destinations in Turkey because it is very beautiful scenery, calm atmosphere and very crystal clear water. Also, you can do variety of water sports. For the most famous water sports is Paragliding (should not be missed). There are also very safe place to swim for children as well.

 

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The library of Celsus-Ephesus

 

The library of Celsus is an ancient roman building in Ephesus, Aegean Turkey. It is most popular site in this city. The library is 2 stories building, at the front of library has 4 statues, which is Sophia (wisdom), Arete (virtue), Ennoia (thought) and Episteme (knowledge).  The front of library facing eastern that you can get the morning light for reading. Then I would recommend you that this is the best time for visit this site.

 

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Sultanahmet Mosque

Sultanahmet Mosque is most popular tourist sites in Istanbul. Many people are known the place as Blue Mosque. The mosque is so impresses for many tourists around the world.  It is still working mosque, if you need to visit you have not to wear shorts and no bare shoulders. It opens 9.00 AM – 9.00 PM in May-October and 9.00 AM – 7.00 AM in November – April. For the entrance is free.

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Pamukkale

 

Pamukkale (means cotton castle) is located inland southeastern Aegean Turkey. These are a set of bizarre calcium cliff and bathing pools that is so beautiful. When you access there, you have to remove your shoes due to pollution control. In summer is quite hot, then don’t forget to bring your hat and sunglasses as well.

 

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Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia or Aya Sofya, is had been used for mosque, but now it already change to be museum since 1935. For the highlights, you should not be missed the excellent mosaics and gallery. For entrance fee is 20 TL (credit card accepted). It opens Tuesday – Sunday 9.00 AM – 6 PM.

 

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Bodrum Castle/Castle of St Peter

Bodrum Castle or Castle of St Peter is located in Bodrum, southern Aegean coast of Turkey. The castle is quite pretty and the views are spectacular. It also is the most of famous landmark in the city as well. Currently, the castle is operates as a museum. This museum is focus on Underwater Archaeology.

 

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Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahce Palace  is located in Bosphorus, Istanbul. The palace is covers areas around 110,000 square meter, it has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The guide tours are available for 45 minutes. For entrance fee is 40 TL, but if you need to access to Harem is require extra fee.

 

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Mount Nemrut (Nemrut dagi)

The Nemrut is one of most popular tourist site in Turkey. The mount is the tomb sanctuary for king Antiochus Theos of Kommagene. For the highlights is a tomb hill about 50 meters high.

However, you have to be prepared to get up early (at about 2.30) if you want to see the sunrise. It’s quite a distance from the mountain and its best if you have your own transport or arrange a guided tour.

Note: if going up Nemrut to see the sunrise, do not forget to bring the warm clothing with because it can get cold up there (even in summer).

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Sümela Monastery

Sümela Monastery is a spectacular rock-hewn monastery perched dramatically on the narrow ledge of a steep cliff in the forests south of Trabzon.

 

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Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a stunning region of rock formations, subterranean churches and underground cities, the scale of which is simply overwhelming. There are hundreds of underground buildings in the region. Two of the most unmissable are Kaymakli, which has eight levels, and Derinkuyu, which descends some 55 metres. Nevsehir, the capital of Cappadocia, is a great place to base yourself when visiting. The surrounding area is a popular trekking route amid the breathtaking and alien rock formations called Peri Bacalari or ‘Fairy Chimneys’ – easily one of the most beautiful places to visit in Turkey.

 

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Alanya

Alanya is a paradise of sun, sea and sand. If you want more of the cultural vibrancy of Turkey, Alanya is a beautiful place to start. It works as a great holiday centre with its pristine sandy beaches, modern hotels, and quality fish restaurants. The cafes that ring the harbour are popular gathering places for tourists and locals, with three blue flag beaches and many sights, including Damlatas Cave, the Archaeology and Ethnography Museum, and the Dim Çayi Valley.

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Mardin

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.

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Marmaris

One of Turkey’s most popular seaside resorts, Marmaris is a picture-perfect setting of pine-clad mountains, sandy white beaches, turquoise waters and historic architecture. Located along the Turkish Riviera in southwest Turkey, this stunning cruise port is a tourist paradise with exceptional sightseeing opportunities, water sports, adventure, fantastic dining and buzzing nightlife.

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Bodrum

Located in the southern Aegean region of Turkey, Bodrum was once home to the Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.Today, its intriguing ruins, stunning beaches and cliff-top resorts attract people from all over the world. No visit to Bodrum would be complete without seeing the Castle of St. Peter, also known as Bodrum Castle. Built from 1402 by the Knights Hospitaller it now operates as a museum.

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