Turkey appears to be one of the worlds biggest touristic attractions for the last couple of years. For example, with the counts of 2014, Turkey seems to be the fifth country in the World that attracted largest number of tourists, which is about 35,5 million people from all over the World. As we check the top four countries, France, USA, Spain and Italy, Turkey seems to be in the champions league of Tourism. If we go little bit specific, we can count Istanbul with Paris, New York, Barcelona and Rome in terms of touristic potential and number of visitors.
Istanbul…The city of diversities…
As many people have heard so much about Istanbul, the city is in a unique place in between the two continents of Europe and Asia. Being a city that has the sea passing from inside, Istanbul has a lot of historical and natural miracles which we -as Turks- wish we could preserve better. Because of the trade going on in the huge city (with the population near 17 million people), the city is crazy with a lot of crowd, traffic and pollution.
But it’s not only the Istanbul city what takes people to Turkey, especially in recent years; but also the holiday and vacation tourism in the country have grown so much in the last decade. The south and west seaside locations are full of five star hotels which gives visitors all inclusive vacation opportunities.
These hotels on the seaside and some natural beauty beaches attract lots of people to enjoy Mediterranean and Agean sea with the sun. Personally I am in love with Agean Sea like any boy who is grown up in a town or city on the Agean coast. Here, I was wishing to mention something about Izmir (the third biggest city on the west coast), but it is totally the subject of maybe a lot of different posts. We will be talking too much about Izmir. And I am sure you will enjoy everything about Izmir.
The Ancient Cities of Ephesus, Hierapolis, Pergamon, Zeugma and Aspendos (there are also plenty of others)
The mosques and churches and palaces especially in Istanbul, İzmir, Bursa and Edirne (Haghia Sophia, Sultanahmet, Suleymaniye, Selimiye, Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Sunken Palace and so on…), Troy (including the famous horse of course), The maiden’s tower…
I don’t want to continue giving wikipedia information and I am stopping counting the places to see now. In the blog, you will be able to see every single place with their stories and specialties explained here.
|The founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk|
And finally, we, Turks, the people… There’s usually a wrong perception of Turkey that people think of Turkey as a religious center in the middle east and Turkish people are so conservative in the terms of Islam. I have to state here Turkey is a “secular” Republic which is far far away from religious management type. Here I have to touch the effect of our founder and leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Turkey is the inheritor of 6 big empires in the region, the foundation of Turkey is after a big depression after World War I.
On the other hand, like every other safe parts of the world, if you wish to feel free and enjoy yourself in a joyful environment, the touristic areas especially in summertime lets everyone have some great vacation experiences. Especially if you are a seaside lover or if you are interested in culture and history, Turkey is just the right place to see and discover.
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