Turkey Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 78%, Turkey holds a unique position as the undeniable gateway between Europe and the Middle East (and wider Asia). With a foot in both camps, it offers an amazing array of options that range from the cultural and historical, to some unique natural wonders that are among the best of their kind in the world. Topping this list would have to be the many experiences to be had in the capital of Istanbul. Here, you can explore such wonders as the Hagia Sophia, which as both a former Roman Catholic Church and Islamic Mosque, rates as one of the most important religious buildings in the world. You can also watch the hypnotic movements of the Whirling Dervishes, who spin in a unique ritual prayer that will both enchant and amaze. When you finally pry yourself away from the wonders of the capital, such places as Ephesus - the location of one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world - and the legendary ruins of Troy. Turkey is one of the world's greatest travel destinations and, no matter whether you're journeying through Europe, the Middle East or Asia, it should be on every PlanetHopper's! itinerary.
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Tread quietly as you enter the haloed halls of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia, one of the most important religious buildings in the world, having acted as both a Roman Catholic Cathedral and a Mosque since first being constructed in 360....
Watch in amazement as Turkey's Whirling Dervishes perform their enchanting and hypnotizing ritual dance in white skirts and conic hats, arms outstretched, whirling around their own axis. Also known as the Mevlevi Order, the der....
Wander through the ancient ruins of Ephesus, a city that was for many years the second largest city in the Roman Empire and also the second largest city in the world in the 1st century BC. While Ephesus lived in the shadow of Ro....
Step into the thermal hot springs of Turkey's Pamukkale, allowing the mineral rich waters to soak your cares away. A World Heritage site, people have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. But perhaps the most impressive t....
|Coordinates:||39 00 N, 35 00 E|
|Government:||Republican Parliamentary Democracy|
|Currency:||Turkish Liras (TRY)|
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- Location: Turkey