6 Things To Do In Turkey – Must Read!

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Introduction

The world experienced a halt in the year 2020 because of the pandemic that was caused by the Coronavirus. But now, with the cases coming under control, Tourism Departments across the world are expecting a massive boom in the number of travelers.

If you are one of those thirsty travelers who want to experience something new by traveling and exploring different parts of the world, now is the time. Forget about London and the cities in the USA, if you want to make your trip extraordinary, then it is time for you to travel to Turkey.

Things To Do In Turkey

If you have visited the country, you know that there are so many things that can be done in Turkey. The country has a lot to offer to its visitors.

If you feel confused and find it challenging to make a list of things to do when in Turkey, we have got you covered. Here are the top 6 things that you can do:

Ride The Hot Air Balloon At Cappadocia

Cappadocia is home to one of the UNESCO world heritage sites of the world, the Goreme National Park. But this is not the reason why it is visited by tourists. Riding in a hot air balloon is one of the things that is always a part of the bucket list of all the tourists visiting the country.

The image of the hot air balloons is also probably one of the most used images to promote tourism in Turkey. You can experience the ethereal view of numerous colorful hot air balloons floating in the air from the city. A ride in a hot air balloon, especially at sunset, is one of the most sought-after activities in the country.

Tour Istanbul And Collect Artifacts

Istanbul is a one-of-kind city. It can be said to be the concoction of the west and the east. The modern and the ancient are all working side by side in the country. So there is no other place better to tour than Istanbul.

Visit the Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest architectural achievements of the Byzantine Empire that has been turned into a mosque, experience the beauty of the Blue Mosque, or go underground to experience the chilly and mysterious cistern at the Basilica Cistern. The Topkapi Palace, which was the administrative center of the Ottoman empire, and the Mosque of Suleyman are some of the most magnificent architectural sites of the city.

If you want to collect something to carry back home, you can tour the Kapali Carsisi. Also known as the Grand Bazaar, it is an expansive marketplace that offers the visitors plenty of items, from extraordinary artifacts and antique pieces to jewelry and other handcrafted items. It is also a great place to buy spices and beautiful carpets.

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Thermal Springs In Pamukkale

This is a white calcareous landscape that is formed by the thermal springs loaded with limestones. The chemical reaction with the limestone resulted in a unique phenomenon of calcium deposits. The spares of these calcareous formations include potholes, cataracts, and stalactites.

It is a mesmerizing and awe-inspiring view to see the turquoise sky being reflected in the white pools. The pools are said to be filled with therapeutic water. It has a positive effect on healing diseases such as skin ailments, rheumatism, and asthma.

Visit The Ruins Of Ephesus

The most ancient landmark in Turkey is the ruins of this former Greek city. Ephesus was built approximately in the 10th century BCE. It stands as the witness to the rise and fall of the Greek Empire. There are several UNESCO world heritage sites in the city that are visited by a massive number of tourists.

The Temple of Artemis is, for example, one of them. The remains of the city, the Library of Celsus, and the old theater are popular landmarks of Ephesus that attract tourists from all over the world.

Go Underground In Derinkuyu

Not only the view from the hot air balloons, but Cappadocia also offers several sites like the numerous underground cities and the dwelling caves. One of them is Derinkuyu.

The city was one of the earliest Christian settlements. Many people settled underground to avoid persecution. Derinkuyu was excavated in the 1960s. 

There are narrow tunnels through which tourists can travel and see the layers and many sections of the city that include churches, wineries, and places for livestock.

Taste Seafood Under The Galata Bridge

Your trip to Turkey cannot be complete without grabbing something to eat from the Galata Bridge. Under this iconic bridge, you will get the best seafood in Istanbul. The various restaurants and cafes that are established under the bridge will not only offer the customers great food but also a beautiful view of the river Bosphorus.

Final Words

Turkey can easily be called the city out of a fairytale. With all the colorful architecture and vibrant culture and heritage, Turkey occupies a special place in the hearts of the tourists. If you have not visited the country, then you are missing out on something great. 

We could not include everything that one can experience in this mesmerizing land. The limestone Formations at the Goreme National Park, the marine life at the Aqua Vega Aquarium, the landmark of Gobekli Tepe, and the artistic visit to the Erimtan Museum are some of the other enjoyable things that can make your trip to turkey unforgettable.

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