Turkey

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TraveLibro Turkey

The brilliance of Turkey lies in the essence of the Turks brimming with warmth, friendliness and hospitality that make the tourists magically feel at-home despite the absence of relativity. Combining the influences of the Middle East, Mediterranean, Balkans and Central Asia, the graceful co-existence of mosques with churches, Roman theatres and temples gives an ideal picture of world unity.

Placed between Europe and Asia, Turkey tells an eternal tale of a history like no other! The magnificence of the Ottoman empire, mementoes left long ago by Byzantine Christians, works of Armenians and Sufism of Dervishes add a mystic charm that no tourist can escape. The remains of these can be seen in form of Islamic monuments, intoxicating bazaars and the ruins on the Mediterranean beaches. The impact of these multiple influences and the present inhabitants can be seen in its profound depth of culture where gypsy festivals, dervish ceremonies, classical music festivals and football matches are celebrated with equal euphoria.

The adventurous spirit of exploring the rich history doesn't stop there. It then moves forward with activities like the Bosporus cruise, hitting the markets and the night clubs, mix-trekking, horse riding and water sports. Live the legendary experience of Turkey!

TraveLibro provides an exhaustive travel guide for Turkey featuring popular cities, attractions, tours, best places to visit, where to go, tourist information, and itineraries.

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MUST DO'S IN TURKEY

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Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a landscape that is guaranteed to blow your mind away, because of it’s rugged and surreal scenery that consists of fairy chimneys, valleys, scattered pigeon houses, orchards and vineyards. The best way to experience all this is going up in the air on a hot air balloon ride and get a stunning and breathtaking view of this panorama, as the Sun rises and casts it’s light over them giving rise to colours like yellow, brown, ochre, orange and warm earthy hues.

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Blue Mosque in Istanbul

The Blue Mosque or the Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historic mosque situated in Istanbul, and one of the most visited attractions and an icon that is identified with the city and Turkey. It was built in 1609 and completed in 1616 by the Ottoman ruler, Sultan Ahmed I and is called the Blue Mosque because of it’s numerous blue tiles that adorn the domes and exterior façade. It is one of two mosques in the Islamic world that has six minarets, where normally only four exist.

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Thermal pools of Pamukkale

Pamukkale that literally means ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish, is a natural site that is situated in south western Turkey. It is famous for it’s calcified terraces and cliffs, hot springs and travertines that are located in the Menderes River valley. It is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the attractions here are the pools, hot springs, limestone walls and the town of Pamukkale.

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Ancient City of Ephesus

Ephesus was an ancient Greek city located 3 km southwest of the Izmir Province. It was established in the 10th century BC, and flourished once it came under the control of the Roman Empire. It was famous for the Temple of Artemis, the Temple of Hadrian, the Ampitheatre and was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and is a popular international and local tourist attraction.

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Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul is also called the Covered Bazaar, and is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world comprising of 61 covered streets and more than 3,000 shops. It has a footfall between 2,50,000 and 4,00,000 visitors daily, and was constructed in 1455 and completed in 1730. It is one of the major landmarks of Istanbul, and is open every day of the week except Sundays and bank holidays from 9am – 7pm.

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Bodrum harbour

Bodrum Harbour

Bodrum is a port city situated in south western region of Turkey, and was called Halicarnassus in the ancient times. The city was famous for the Mausoleum of Mausolus which was one of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and overlooks the harbour and marina, which is very impressive and has many boats and vessels bobbing up and down in it’s azure, clear waters.

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Aspendos Theatre

Aspendos or Aspendus was a Greco-Roman city of the ancient times located in the north eastern province of Antalya. It was founded in 1,000 BC by the Greeks and was an important city in terms of trade and commerce owing to it’s wide range of coins that were used as currency. Among it’s Roman structures like the Basilica, the Aqueduct, the Acropolis and the Eurymedon Bridge, the most famed and best preserved of them all, is the amphitheatre with a diameter of 315 feet and a seating capacity for 7,000 people.

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Underground City of Derinkuyu

Derinkuyu is an underground city situated in the Nevsehir province of Turkey. It is an ancient multi level underground city with a depth of 60m, and was said to shelter around 20,000 people together along with their cattle and food stock. It is one of the many excavated underground areas found across Cappadocia, and is the largest such city in Turkey.

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Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

The Hagia Sophia has had the good fortune of undergoing many transformations or avatars, as it was formerly a basilica, then a mosque and currently a museum that was constructed in 537 till 1453. It is famous for it’s vastly spaced out interiors that are full of Byzantine architecture and richly decorated mosaic paintings, that depict the Virgin Mary, Jesus and many other saints, emperors and empresses.

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Adventure Activities in Kas

Kas is a virtually unspoilt and tourist town which is known for fishing, diving and yachting situated 168 km west of Antalya. It is a quiet and pleasant town with narrow streets scented with jasmine flowers, and famous for 15 diving schools that offer classes for trips to the 50 diving spots, from where you can discover it’s underwater bounty of sea turtles, octopus and other marine animals. You can also indulge in various other adventure sports like paragliding, hiking, walking, coasteering, canyoning and snorkelling.

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