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Turkey is classified as one of the countries of the Middle East, as it is the gateway between Asia and Europe and the link between the two continents, as it is located to the east of its area in the continent of Asia, while its west reaches the continent of Europe.

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Turkey is characterized by its multi-nature, its topography varies to include plains, plateaus, and mountains, and its cities have many types of entertainment and fun that can be found on the sea and land, as most of its cities and provinces contain elements of tourist attraction, and it is a country with many details and variations. Therefore, it is considered a great choice for tourists as it gives them the ability to choose their activities depending on their preferences and tastes.

The most beautiful areas in Turkey

Istanbul

The city of Istanbul is known by some names that it has acquired throughout history, as it was called Byzantium, Constantinople, Constantinople, and Islambol, and Istanbul is considered the financial, economic, and cultural capital of  Turkey.

Istanbul is a city with a long history and has been placed on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985 AD, and it is considered the only large city in the world that spans two continents, Asia and Europe, and its most important features are:

  • The Bosphorus Bridge: It is one of the bridges that connect Europe with the continent of Asia, with a length of approximately 15 kilometers, and is ranked 14th in terms of length in the list of suspension bridges in the world.
  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque: also called the Blue Mosque; The reason for its name is that its inner lining is dominated by the blue color, and in it is the tomb of Sultan Ahmed I, which he built between the years 1609 and 1616 AD, and today it is considered a wonderful masterpiece of Turkish engineering masterpieces.
  • Hagia Sophia: The site is considered one of the most important tourist sites in the Turkish Republic, and even one of the most important tourist sites in the world, as it is a very impressive architectural masterpiece, Hagia Sophia was built in the primitive to be an Orthodox Patriarchal Cathedral, then it was transformed into a mosque after the Islamic conquest reached it.
  • Taksim Square: This square is vibrant and full of activity and movement, and it is the center of tourist areas in Istanbul, around which many of Istanbul’s daily facilities are centered, including restaurants, cafes, hotels, markets, and lounges, where no one can visit Istanbul but pass by. It was named after the old Istanbul water distribution station, which has been inactive for nearly a century.
  • Topkapi Palace: This landmark is one of Istanbul’s most prominent landmarks and one of the most visited attractions of tourists. It was built by Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, and it has become at present a wonderful museum that includes many important wings, such as the weapons wing, the jewelry suite, and the suite. The rag-piece of happiness that displays some historical and sacred pieces, such as the sword of the Prophet Muhammad – may God bless him and grant him peace – and some of his items and effects, and some of the traces of the Rightly Guided Caliphs. The palace is very surprising and wonderful, as a tourist can spend several hours in it without getting bored.

In addition, there are many distinctive features, including: The Obelisk of Thutmose III, the Palace of Yildiz, the Palace of the Sultans, and other markets and monuments.

The city of Antalya

Antalya is one of the most important tourist areas in Turkey and the world, as it is considered one of the most beloved destinations that millions of people visit annually, as there is an ancient city that is characterized by a clear presentation of history it and ancient mosques with a beautiful view of the sea, and there are also cafes that overlook the harbor, Where tourists can spend a unique time in it, in addition to a lot of handicraft stores. It is also famous for its crowded beaches in summer, although some of them are not suitable for swimming, people enjoy the view of the sun and the surrounding mountains, such as the rocky beach of Konyaalti.

It has ancient Roman monuments, the most famous of which is Hadrian’s Gate, whose construction dates back to 130 AD, and was named after the Roman Emperor Hadrian to commemorate his visit to the city of Antalya, the gate consists of three arches, and it is still used today as a gateway leading to ancient Antalya and Hisapachi Street in addition to the historical importance A unique archaeological.

The city of Bursa

Bursa ranks fourth among the Turkish cities in terms of population, and it is the capital of the Bursa province and is one of the major tourist and industrial cities in the Republic of Turkey. Bursa is located between the cities of Istanbul and Ankara and is famous for its vast green and fertile plains and its diverse forests and the abundance of gardens and parks in it, and this, it gained the title “Green Stock Exchange”.

Among the most important tourist attractions of Bursa are the following:

  • The Great Mosque: or the so-called “Ulu Jameh,” and the largest mosque in Bursa is a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture. It contains many ancient Arab inscriptions on its interior walls and holds twenty domes that are distributed over four lines above its roof.
  • Koza Han: It is a place for the silk trade, as it contains many shops that sell different types of clothing and silk fabrics.
  • Turkish Islamic Arts Museum: This museum displays Islamic antiquities belonging to the historical period between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries, including coins, medals, shields, and others.

Bodrum city

Bodrum is characterized by its beautiful houses with a charming view of the dazzling turquoise sea, and the city is located in the southwest of Turkey, and perhaps the most important archaeological features are the following:

  • Peter’s Castle: The castle is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Bodrum region, and what distinguishes it is its towers and walls that have a charming view of the harbor, and it also has an internal museum.
  • Bodrum Museum of Water Archeology: This museum is one of the most beautiful and famous museums in the world that specializes in displaying ancient shipwrecks and marine relics, as it contains the wreckage of three ancient ships, and it is located in Bodrum Castle that was built in the fifteenth century AD.
  • Bitez Beach: This beach is the most famous in the city at all, and what distinguishes it is the colorful pillows and sofas that were placed in it instead of chairs, so that its visitors feel more comfortable and relaxed.

Black Sea region

It is a group of coastal cities that overlook the Black Sea, where Arab tourists, travelers, and others are witnessing an increase in demand year after year, and among these cities the following:

  • Amasya: The city of Amasya contains the tombs of kings carved into the rocky mountains of the time of the Greeks and white Ottoman houses stacked beside the river, which distinguishes this city and makes it an impressive masterpiece, as it can be said that it is an open-air museum.
  • Trabzon: Trabzon is the main city in northeastern Turkey, and it contains places and regions that draw the attention of tourists for their beauty and exclusivity, and the most important of these areas is the Hagia Sophia Mosque, Uzungol Lake, and the famous Lake Monastery of Simula on the edge of the rocky mountain.
  • Samsun: The city of Samsun includes many important places, such as mosques, popular markets, museums, and others. It also has the largest view of the Black Sea coast compared to other cities, in addition to the largest port on the Black Sea.

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