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Why you MUST Visit Turkey- The Intersection of Asia and Europe?

Turkey remains the center of attraction, geographically and politically. Located partly in Asia and partly in Europe. It was once known for Trades. Furthermore, Turkey has been an important hub for trans-continental trade throughout history. However, it suffered economically due to the Financial Crisis, Recession, Natural Disasters, and so on. But, there are a lot of Places that You Must visit in Turkey, amongst these are 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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How does Turkey make Money?

Firstly, Turkey is the largest exporter of Hazelnut to the World. Apart from this, it exports Cars, Delivery Trucks, Vehicle Parts, Jewellery, and Crude Petroleum.

Then, Tourism plays a key role to boost the Countries Economy. In 2018, Turkey ranked 6th in the world in terms of the number of international tourist arrivals. And why not, as it has a lot of historical artifacts places and ruins to know the History of many things

Places that you must visit in Turkey and Why.

The Anatolian peninsula 

This the first place that you should visit in Turkey. The Anatolian Peninsula is the point where the continents of Asia and Europe meet. Furthermore, Anatolia has historically served as a crossroads of both migration and invading armies. It has seen the birth of civilizations including the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Is’nt that interesting? 

Göbekli Tepe

Göbekli Tepe is the site of the oldest known man-made religious structure. It is also one of the temples dating to circa 10,000 BC. Moreover, Göbekli Tepe is an archaeological wonder. Neolithic communities built Gobekli Tepe around 11,500 to 11,000 years ago. Furthermore, it features enormous, round stone structures and monumental stone pillars up to 5.5 meters high. That is History for you. That is a site to visit for sure in Turkey

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Çatalhöyük

Çatalhöyük is a very large Neolithic and Chalcolithic settlement in southern Anatolia Turkey. It exists here from approximately 7500 BC to 5700 BC. You must visit this place in turkey if you want to know the area in which farming settlements first appeared.

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

The theatre of Halicarnassus was built in the 4th century BC. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia was originally a church. It was later turned into a mosque, and now a museum. Byzantine emperor Justinian I built The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

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Troy

Troy is one of the richest cities of ancient times and among the worldwide popular tourist attractions. Furthermore, Troy is located in the heart of nature in Çanakkale province. The ancient city of Troy was found 5000 years ago. Troy is now inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Turkey does have a lot to explore and it will never cease to amaze you.

Ruins of Ani

There is something about Ruins that says a lot about our History Political and Geographical. The ancient citadel of Ruins of Ani is situated on the barren plains above the Arpaçay Valley. It separates Turkey and Armenia.

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Nemrut high mountain is in southeastern Turkey. A number of large statues are erected at the summit. There is also a royal tomb from the 1st century BC located here. It is also one of the highest peaks in the east of the Taurus Mountains that you must visit in Turkey.

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Mount Ararat is a snow-capped and dormant compound volcano in the extreme east of Turkey.

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Gülhane Park is a historical urban park in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey. Furthermore, It is adjacent to and on the grounds of the Topkapı Palace.

Lake Van is the largest lake in eastern Turkey. It lies in the far east of Turkey in the provinces of Van and Bitlis. Moreover, It is a saline soda lake. It receives water from numerous small streams that descend from the surrounding mountains.

Cappadocia is a must visit site in Turkey

Cappadocia is famous for its unique rock formations and amazing hot air ballooning opportunities. The otherworldly landscapes of Cappadocia are one of Turkey’s most popular natural wonders. 

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Phaselis was a Greek and Roman city on the coast of ancient Lycia. Its ruins are located north of the modern town Tekirova in Turkey.

City of Safranbolu

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Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği

The Great Mosque traces back to the 13th century. The mosque-hospital complex at Divriği is a unique and outstanding example of Islamic architecture. Further, it blends some distinct and sometimes contrasting designs.

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One of the mosques in Turkey

Visit Pergamon in Turkey

Pergamon was found in the 3rd century BC as the capital of the Hellenistic Attalid dynasty. Furthermore, Pergamon was one of the most important cities of the ancient world. After its bequest to the Romans, the city witnessed further development. And then Pergamon became a major therapeutic center.

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There are several other places that you must visit in Turkey. Also, do not forget to visit beautiful churches like the Church of St. Giragos- Diyarbakır and other historically rich places.

Let us know in the comments which Places would you like to visit in Turkey. And what all places must be included in the list.

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