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7 places to visit in Turkey

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7 places to visit in Turkey
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Turkey is the magic , the beauty , the rich nature and the great civilization . Turkey is one of the richest countries in the world culturally , historically and geographically in the world , making it ranks sixth among the best tourist destinations in the world , and has been able to attract millions of tourists to it ; based on statistics and figures for 2011 , has chosen nearly thirty-two million foreign tourists Turkey to be their tourist destination that year . Turkey has a wonderful climate all year round , and Turkey has many important landmarks such as the Bosphorus Bridge , Sultanahmet Mosque , Galata Tower , Taksim Square , Hagia Sophia , Uzungol Lake , Cappadocia , Fethiye and Antalya Beaches , and many places that are unique to other cities of the world .

Turkey , a country of beauty and art , the modern and developed country , with its history and ancient civilization , which is located in the middle of the world and is divided widely on the continents of Asia and Europe , and combines the originality of the East and the modernity of the West .

The tourist is looking for places that comfort him psychologically ,  such as natural scenic places , or places that nourish the love of knowledge , such as historical places , and this is not found in many countries of the world , but rarely find places that combine the history of the past and the splendor of the present , and the purity of nature and the modern civilization . This is what Turkey enjoys , because of its geographical strategic location among the continents of the ancient world , its openness to the Western world , and its close association with the East .

Turkey is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world , it is one of the favorite places for millions of tourists who flock to it every year . Turkey is characterized by mild temperate weather and stunning scenery , in addition to hotels , monuments , palaces and museums , which combine the art of the East and the West . Turkey has fascinated the minds of people with the beauty of its cities and architecture , and its cuisine rich in various dishes , sweets and cuisine , and it is a tourist destination suitable for trips for individuals , couples and families .

The Republic of Turkey is divided into 81 provinces , and Ankara is the capital of the country , and Istanbul is the financial capital and cultural and economic heart of the country , and the Republic of Turkey includes major and famous cities such as : Izmir , Antalya , Gaziantep , Diyarbakir , Konya , Bursa and others lots .

In the following article information you may not know about Turkey : General information about Turkey


7 places you must visit in Turkey :

  1.  Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul 

Sultan Ahmed Mosque is one of the largest mosques in Turkey . Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul is rated as the most beautiful and the largest mosque in Turkey .

Sultan Ahmed Mosque is known as the Blue Mosque , relative to the blue tiles that adorn its walls , where the walls of the mosque covered by 21043 ceramic tiles , combining more than fifty designs , and painted decorations occupy every part of the mosque , and the blue color of the atmosphere of the mosque inside gives a strong sense of control of this color .

Sultan Ahmed Mosque has six minarets , and its interior walls are filled with many Qur'anic verses engraved , in the most beautiful Arabic calligraphy and creativity . Sultan Ahmed Mosque is named after the Blue Mosque in relation to the glamorous blue color that adorns the Qur'anic manuscripts inside the mosque . Like many mosques in Turkey , Sultanahmet Mosque houses a cemetery for Sultan Ahmed , a religious education school , a hospital for the disabled and others .

In addition to being one of the most important tourist attractions in Istanbul , the mosque also abounds with the movement of worshipers in the five times of prayer , Friday prayers , and Taraweeh prayers in the holy month of Ramadan .

Sultan Ahmed Mosque is magnificent in size , design and luxury , and it is considered as one of the most beautiful mosques , not only in Turkey , but in the whole Islamic world , and it enjoys a great admiration and interest from Turks and Arab and foreign tourists . It is located in the Old City of Istanbul , south of the Hagia Sophia Museum , and east of the Byzantine Hippodrome , it is located on the Marmara Sea , opposite the Hagia Sophia Museum .

Hagia Sophia Museum is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments in Istanbul , this place , which combines sanctity and luxury , which was a Christian cathedral , and when the Islamic conquest arrived in the city of Istanbul they converted it into a mosque , but after the end of Ottoman rule in Istanbul it became a historical museum . Hagia Sophia Museum and Mosque is located opposite Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Fatih area , on the European section of Istanbul . Hagia Sophia Mosque and Museum , is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Istanbul , and in Sultan Ahmed area .

  1.  Grand Bazaar in Istanbul 

One of the most famous markets of the city of Istanbul , which is popular with tourists from all over the world , is the Grand Bazaar .

The Grand Bazaar is one of the largest enclosed markets in the world , and it consists of 60 streets with more than 5.000 shops .

The covered market is approximately 30 hectares , or 30 thousand square meters . The large market is famous for its many crafts from the beginning of its inception , where the street was called on the name of the craft or handicrafts that spread through it , for example we find a gold market , a silver market , another market for copper , a market for fabrics , a market for spices , a market for sweets , and so on . The market is surrounded by eighteen main doors , the most important of which (Bab Nuruosmaniye ) , which is painted on the façade of the Ottoman emblem , the door of the upholsterers , the door of Mahmut Pasha , the door of Ba Yazid .

The Grand Bazaar or the covered market also includes four fountains , two mosques , several cafes and restaurants , a police station , and information centers serving tourists . Approximately 25.000 people work permanently in the bazaar , and there are an unspecified number of street vendors who sell their products in the Grand Bazaar .

As you walk around the market , you’ll find it a bit crowded , no wonder , as the covered market receives about half a million visitors a day , it is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Istanbul , and it is worth a visit that will enable you to walk between the roads and discover the hidden , to discover the past and the history that emanates from its walls .

The Grand Bazaar is one of the most interesting sights in Istanbul . This maze has evolved from winding roofed streets over a period of 250 years , and now looks as perfectly as one of the most important markets in Turkey .

What distinguishes the Grand Bazaar is its unique location in the heart of the city , in the center of Istanbul , where it is frequented by those who come out of the Grand Mosque after prayer , especially on Fridays , or come to negotiate a special trade , or who carries a commodity and wants to sell it , whether it is gold , fabrics , carpets , etc .

  1.  Taksim Square in Istanbul 

The famous Taksim Square , which is intended for Arab and foreign tourists from all over the world , where the number of visitors to this region nearly 3 million people on a daily basis . Taksim Square is located in the heart of Istanbul . Taksim Square is a major center for many activities . It is also a major tourist destination . It includes the famous Istiklal Street which contains many shops , archaeological buildings , libraries , banks , Cinema , cafes and various local and international restaurants , in addition to the presence of many embassies and consulates in this region , such as the US Consulate , the French Consulate , the Greek Consulate and the British Consulate . Also , there is a famous historical tramway on Istiklal Street , which has been in existence since 1875 , and was re-launched in 1990 to revive the historical atmosphere of the region , and this tramway take you from Taksim Square passing through Istiklal Street to Galata Tower , one of the most famous historical landmarks in Istanbul .

  • Residential projects close to Taksim Square : 

RH 80- Apartments with Bosphorus view and suitable payment plans in Sisli  

A first class residential and investment project in the center of Sisli , specifically in the fast growing Bomonti area .

The project is located in one of the most famous areas on the European side of Istanbul , Bomonti district , a growing area that attracts the attention of investors at the moment , which is characterized by easy access to the most vital places in the city , and its proximity to shopping centers , airports , hospitals , universities and schools .

The project location is just 8 minutes away from Taksim .

This project has been designed in line with the highest quality standards in real estate in Turkey .

All apartments have private balconies with views of Istanbul or the Bosphorus .

The project includes special facilities that provide residents with comfort and entertainment and meet all their needs such as swimming pools , gym, walking paths , sport courts and restaurants , in addition to surveillance cameras and security .

Invest in this project today and benefit from its prices which will increase by 40% after the completion of the project .

All project details in this link : RH 80


  1.  The Maiden's Tower in Uskudar area in Istanbul 

Uskudar area on the Asian side of Istanbul is famous for its Maiden's Tower . It is ideally located in the heart of the Bosphorus , the Maiden's Tower is located in the Asian side of Istanbul , which is 200 meters from the coast of Uskudar area , and famous for legends and old stories that have been circulated around it , making it part of the Turkish heritage and culture , to become with the times of the best places in Istanbul , and Istanbul's most visited sightseeing destination during Turkey's tourism holidays .

One of the things you can do when visiting the Maiden's Tower in Istanbul is to go on a cruise by boat to take you to the tower , where you can see the majestic shape of the tower from outside . The top floor of the Maiden's Tower features a sophisticated cafe and a restaurant serving delicious meals with panoramic views of the city .

Uskudar is one of the most prestigious tourist areas in Istanbul , because of its elegant historical landmarks , such as towers , palaces , mosques from the Greek era to the Ottoman era , in addition to many natural parks , which are famous for its panoramic height , revealing the beauty of the city , making it one of the most important places of Asian side of Istanbul for residence , and one of the best tourist areas in Turkey .

One of the most important landmarks of Uskudar area is Camlica Hill , which is one of the most beautiful and natural places to resort for residents and visitors to Istanbul , because of its charming views and scenic nature and quiet atmosphere , away from the bustle of Istanbul , in addition to its long-standing history Of Byzantine civilization .

During the Ottoman era , the hill was transformed into a royal amusement park , with summer residences and hunting grounds . In time , the hill became an open park for the public , and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asian Istanbul . It is also one of the most beautiful gardens of Istanbul .

  • Residential projects in Uskudar area : 

RH 186 - Investment project in Uskudar with Bosphorus view

It is a housing and investment project was built on a land area of 13.840 square meters . The project consists of 4 blocks with 188 apartments and 138 commercial areas .The project provides apartment types ranging from 1+1 to 5+2 .

The project is located on one of the most special spots of Istanbul , where you will wake up to the deep blue Bosphorus view every day .

The project is located in Uskudar district in the Asian side of Istanbul . It is located near to Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and it is only 2.4 km away from the beach .

The perfect location of the project where you can get into the European side of Istanbul through the 15 July Martyrs Bridge , Besiktas and Taksim in 15 Minutes only .

The project offers you and your family the perfect lifestyle you have always dreamed of , where private security and surveillance cameras are available on the project . The project also includes recreational facilities for you and your children such as swimming pools , gym , sauna , garden , cafe , restaurant and shopping center .

All the details on the following link : RH 186


  1.  Uludag Mountain in Bursa 

Uludag mountain peak is one of the most beautiful tourist places in the city of Bursa , especially in the winter , which is intended for many Arab travelers to ski and play in the snow , and the mountain rises about 2543 meters above sea level , giving it a charming and beautiful view of the city of Bursa .

Uludag Mountain can be reached by private car or bus , or by cable car which may be the easiest way in winter , especially when snow accumulates .

There are many lounges , restaurants and cafés on the way to Uludag Mountain , where you can take a break and have a meal before you complete your trip to the summit of Uludag Mountain . You can also enjoy tea at the top of the mountain .

  1.  Fethiye Beaches 

The city of Fethiye is one of the most famous and beautiful coastal cities in Turkey , and it is located on the Aegean Sea , which separates Turkey and Greece , and the most important characteristic of Fethiye is that it is located on the ruins of Telmisos , the historical archaeological city , where there are many traces that go back to the past . The city was named after the Ottoman pilot Yuzbashi Fethi , the pilot who went out on the third Turkish flight in World War I , and his plane crashed over the Golan , and the city was named after his name in honor of him and his sacrifice .

The city of Fethiye is characterized by a natural fence of pine trees , which gives it a breathtaking landscape , and one of the most beautiful sites of the city Dead Sea Bay , and extends the shores of the Dead Sea to a length of three kilometers , and its beaches have been chosen as the most beautiful sandy beaches in the world , because of the gradation of water colors near the shore , the Dead Sea has been named because of its calmness and purity , and the legends say he was named after a young man drowned , prompting his beloved to throw herself after him to hug them together .

Overlooking the Aegean Sea in western Turkey , Fethiye surprises everyone with its magnificent beauty , diversity of climatic and geographic nature , making it a tourist-friendly destination all year round , for various activities , from swimming , diving , boat touring , climbing and walking in the valleys and plains and rivers , and exploring the most beautiful and the oldest monuments that spread throughout the city of Fethiye .

Fethiye , which is located in the Turkish state of Muğla , overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in the Aegean region , is characterized by its picturesque nature , and ancient archaeological historical sites , and it is one of the most important tourist attractions on the Turkish tourist map , and even around the world , as well as being an important commercial center , making it one of the most popular areas for tourists .

Fethiye is one of the most popular and famous resorts in Turkey , with its splendid beaches , spectacular water sports , and unique Roman heritage . It is like an open book for the most beautiful fiction stories , making it at the forefront of Turkish cities worth visiting .

  1.  Antalya Waterfalls 

Antalya , the bride of the Turkish coast , is one of the most beautiful cities of Turkey . It is located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the southwestern part of the State of Turkey , so it is located on the coastal slopes and surrounded by mountains on all sides , and the population of Antalya about 775.157 people . Antalya is known as a center for development and investment and it is one of the most popular destinations for foreign tourists from all over the world , especially Europeans and Russians .

One of the most important tourist activities in the Turkish city of Antalya visit its beautiful waterfalls , which flow from the top of the mountains to impress tourists with its magnificence and beauty . Each waterfall in Antalya has its own charm that distinguishes it from the rest of the waterfalls , including : Duden Waterfalls , where the waterfall comes within a beautiful park that includes a number of restaurants and cafes and meet the waterfall with the sea in a scene that will fascinate you , and Kursunlu Falls , which is the second most beautiful waterfalls in Antalya , located in the middle of a picturesque pine forest , Kursunlu Falls are a great hiking destination , dominated by the tranquil atmosphere and breathtaking views of the waterfalls flowing into Oksu River , in addition to the charming nature that includes unique trees and plants such as willow , figs and wild olives .



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