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Turkey Tour attractions - Turkey is situated in Western Asia and Southeastern Europe. With the country located in both of Asia and Europe, the country has been a mixture of cultures from both continents. Turkey is home for many tourist attractions. Turkey is the 6th most popular tourist destination in the world. Turkey is packed with variety of historical sites, and on seaside resorts lie along its Aegean and Mediterranean Sea coasts. Turkey is also popular for the culture, spa, and health care tourism. Turkey is the best tourist destination to enjoy holidays with lots of fun and adventures. But many of us don’t know which place is the best for visiting on a great holiday trip in Turkey.    We have listed top 10 tourist destinations in Turkey. These top 10 tourist destinations on the tour for Turkey are bound to leave some great memories. So consider this list of destination and start your great holiday trip in Turkey.

Turkey Tour attractions

  1. Aya Sofya or Hagia Sophia :

Aya Sofya is the one of the best conserved ancient buildings in the world. It is located in Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi, Aya sofya Meydanı, Istanbul. Aya Sofya built in the sixth century AD by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. Due to the remarkable architecture and beautiful mix of Byzantine and Muslim adornment, Hagia Sophia has become the most popular tourist destination in Turkey. This building was converted to a mosque with the Turkish conquest and today it is open to tourists and visitors as an exhibitory museum.

  1. Ephesus:

Ephesus is an ancient city located in Selcuk. Ephesus has some of the best preserved Greek and Roman ruins in the world. The most impressive attractions include the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and the ancient theatre. Ephesus is famous for its Temple of Artemis which was recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

  1. Cappadocia:

The Cappadocia Region is located in the center of the Anatolian Region of Turkey. Most popular tourist attraction of Turkey is the city of Cappadocia.  The underground cities consist of tunnels of 3.5 miles (7km) long,  secret churches, tombs and safe havens. The main tourist locations are the underground cities of Kaymaklı, Derinkuyu, Ozkonak, Mazi and Urgup. This is one of the world's top destinations to take a hot air balloon ride.

  1. Topkapı Palace:

A must see sight; it consistently ranks among the top attractions in Turkey. It is located in the Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Istanbul. Topkapı Palace was built in between 1466 and 1478 by the sultan Mehmet II on top of a hill in a small peninsula. "Topkapi" which in Turkish means "Gate of Cannons" because of huge cannons displayed outside of its gates, those which were used during the Conquest.

Turkey Tour attractions

  1. Pamukkale:

Pamukkale meaning in Turkish is "cotton castle”. This is the ideal place for relaxing in turkey.  It is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. This sight is famous for its hot springs and enormous white terraces. The terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water with a very high mineral content from the hot springs. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years.

  1. Aspendos Theatre:

The Aspendos theatre was built in 155 AD and it is best-preserved antique theater in the world.  It is located in the Aspendos city. Local architect Zenon under the rule of Marcus Aurelius built this Theatre. It is the best destination for historical and archaeological tours. Every year, the Aspendos theatre is home to an International Opera and Ballet Festival.

  1. Sumela Monastery:

The Sumela monastery is located outside the Turkish city of Trabzon. Standing on a steep cliff on the Zigana Mountains, it is popularly known as "Meryem Ana" (The Virgin Mary).

The Sumela Monastery is one of the oldest and most historic monasteries in the Christian world. Its highlight is the main church, with damaged but stunningly coloured frescoes both inside and out.

  1. Mount Nemrut:

Mount Nemrut is situated on the Arsameia antique road, and is studded with huge statues of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, two lions, two eagles and various Greek and Persian gods.

Turkey Tour attractions

  1. Blue Mosque:

It is located in located in Istanbul, Turkey. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque also known as blue mosque because blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design. Blue Mosque is the one of most popular tourist attraction in the turkey. It was built between 1609 and 1616 and like many other mosques contains the tomb of the founder, while still being used as a mosque.

Turkey Tour attractions

Turkey tour attractions

  1. Grand Bazaar Istanbul:

The Grand Bazaar is located inside the Walled city of Istanbul. Grand bazaar Istanbul is the best place for shopping lovers. You can get everything at the Grand Bazaar including Jewelry, souvenirs, rugs, tea, and clothes but don’t forget to bargain.

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