A place of intersection between two continents of Europe and Asia and three major seas, Turkey is famous for many cultural heritages and ancient constructions.
Istanbul is one of the first stops if it is your first visit to Turkey. As one of the most dynamic cities in the world, Istanbul has an interesting mix of Europe and Asia, past and present, Christianity and Islam. The city has 64 mosques, of which the Blue Mosque is most famous for its interior walls are paved with blue stone, creating a shimmering beauty. Also, don’t forget to visit the vast Hagia Sophia Basilica attracted by a blend of Christian architecture and mosques.
The journey to discover Istanbul is indispensable to Topkapi Palace, famous for its magnificent rooms and lavish interiors, which has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Also, do not forget to visit the Dolmabahce Palace (in the photo) located along the Bosphorus coast. The interior is designed in European architectural style and is impressive with the largest Bohemia crystal chandelier in the world.
Wandering in Istanbul, you do not need to squeeze in crowded places but you can casually walk on the narrow streets to admire the ancient architecture, listen to the rich Turkish music. Istanbul is built on seven hills, so do not forget to look for places to see the city from many different angles, between winding winding roads.
If you come to Cappadocia valley but you have not experienced flying on a balloon, it will be a big mistake. It is famous for its spectacular scenery with many deep valleys, canyons and strange mushroom-shaped stone columns. Dawn just appeared as well as hundreds of “balloons” of colorful balloons filled with helium gently flew up. You will capture the panoramic view of the amazing Cappadocia picture.
Discover Cappadocia, you can also hiking, horseback riding, cycling terrain. However, the most impressive is the “check-in” Goreme village, climbing the terrace of a cafe with a prime location for sightseeing, taking pictures. A few rattan chairs, a couple of mattresses with Turkish patterns and a table of wine and small fruits are displayed, surrounded by hot air balloons floating in the sky in the dawn will make you fall in love with this place.
If you are too familiar with names like Istanbul or Cappadocia, visitors can find Pamukkale “Cotton Castle”. From a distance, this place looks like a giant block of white cotton strands stacked on top of each other. As you get closer, you’ll see emerald green pools of water inside the white limestone niches. The most popular experience here is watching the sunset.
If you have time, visit the ancient city of Troy, located in Canakkale. Here, you will see firsthand the world famous heritage of the Trojan horse – the statue associated with the “War of Troy” in the Iliad school.
You can also stop to explore the ancient city of Ephesus with ancient architecture and majestic natural landscapes such as: Ephesus theater, Celsus library, Hadrian temple, Trajan fountain, Hercules gate, arena Roman.