Merhaba, Nasılsın? Hoşgeldiniz! How beautiful the Turkish language is! But there is something as beautiful as the language, which is the mind-blowing places of Turkey!
If you have visited the country before, then you probably have seen or visited Hagia Sofia, The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace Museum, Bosporus, Galata Tower, Büyük Mecidiye Mosque and lots of other popular places in there.
In this blog, we will showcase the fascinating secret gems of Turkey that we guarantee you haven't heard of more than one or two of these spots. Not to mention that they are recommended by top travellers around the world!
Located in Denizli in Southwestern Turkey, Pumakkale is a natural site that is famous for a carbonate mineral left by flowing water. The name Pumakkale means "cotton castle" and it is an unreal landscape made up of white terraces and petrified waterfalls. People started to tour and bath in its pools since thousands of years. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built on top of the hot springs by the kings of Pergamon. This place will make your holiday unforgettable!
- Nemrut Dag
The mausoleum of Antiochus, a kingdom founded north of Syria and the Euphrates after the breakup of Alexander's empire, is one of the most ambitious constructions of the Hellenistic period. The statues are thought to be the ancient tomb of King Antiochus, and the spot contains statues of King Antiochus, eagles, lions and various Greek and Armenian gods. They are still mysterious and nobody knows why they are there.
- Mount Ararat
Mount Ararat is the tallest mountain in Turkey located in Eastern Turkey very close to the border with Armenia. This 5,137 metres tall mountain is taller than the highest peak of the Alps at Mount Blanc with 4,810 metres! The mountain is basically a snow-capped and dormant compound volcano. This place became one of the best holiday spots in Turkey.
- Cappadocia's Cave Houses
Umm.. Okay.. you might have heard of this weird place. But believe me, so many people don't! Cappadocia’s famous ‘fairy chimneys’ is a surreal area of caves that look like towers of rocks! The rock formations have made Cappadocia one of the most popular destinations in Turkey, which is why I said you probably know this majestic place. Millions of years ago, volcanic eruptions blanketed the region in thick ash, which later solidified into a soft rock called ‘tuff’. When the erosion took place, only the harder elements were left behind. After that, it came to the realization that tuff was useful for humans - handmade caves!
- Sumela Monastery
Sumela Monastery is a Greek Orthodox monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary at Melá Mountain in the Maçka district of Trabzon Province in modern Turkey. Nestled in a steep cliff at an altitude of about 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) facing the Altındere valley, it is a site of great historical and cultural significance.
- Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Mausoleum of Halicarnassus is one of the Seven Wonders of the World! The monument was built by the Greeks and it was the tomb of Mausolus, ruler of Caria, in southwestern Asia Minorbuilt. The element of ancient human culture adds a strong quality to the geologic beauty. The details of its doorways and windows will make your jaw drop!
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