Turkey Travel Guide 2022: The Best Places To Go
Famous as a transcontinental country, Turkey has territories across Asia and Europe. Bordering 8 countries, Turkey has an important economic and strategic significance.
Through many historical periods, starting with the rule of the Roman Empire, it was not until the 11th century that the process of Turkishization began.
As a Eurasian continent, Turkey is 97 percent Asian, and the rest of Europe is Eastern Thrace, bordering Greece and Bulgaria.
With three sides facing the sea, Turkey has a temperate Mediterranean climate, hot and dry summers, and cool and humid winters. Other parts of the country bordering the Black Sea have a temperate oceanic climate with warm, humid summers and cold, wet winters.
That helps this place to have a diverse ecosystem, according to calculations, the number of animal species here is more than the number of plant species. Therefore, there are many national parks, natural conservation areas, etc., which are very suitable for exploring the flora and fauna world.
Here are a few interesting destinations that you must visit when coming to this beautiful country.
This is a young and dynamic city in Turkey, where it is also the largest economic and cultural center in the country. With a particularly unique geographical position, Istanbul is a transcontinental city, spanning the Bosphorus - the strait connecting the Sea of Marmara with the Black Sea.
Recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage, every year Istanbul attracts more than millions of tourists to visit.
You can stop by the Bosphorus, and enjoy the new feeling of being seen from one continent to another when they are only about 700 meters apart.
Sitting on a yacht and watching the famous architectural works here is also an interesting experience for tourists when coming here.
Coming to Istanbul, which is also the cultural and historical cradle as well as the religion of Turkey, there are many large and small cathedrals with unique architecture.
With the same architectural style, the Blue Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia are two mosques that are popular with many tourists because of their majestic beauty and long history. A place witnessing many stages of Istanbul's development more than 1000 years ago.
Known as the "Jewel" of the Bosphorus, Ortakoy Mosque is surrounded by seawater, and located at the foot of the Bosphorus Bridge. Looking out from the church, you can see the panoramic view of the strait at night.
Icon of Istanbul, where you can see the whole city with beautiful photograph views. The beauty comes from the early mornings with open-air, the afternoon is the expensive sunset, and at night this place is also lit up with lights, creating a powerful beauty.
The Colorful old Town - Balat:
Famous for the street with colorful houses, creating a character for Balat. Built with basic architecture but the highlight comes from the colors of the houses here. Make Balat an interesting place that you need to stay as soon as you come to beautiful Istanbul.
Indeed, it takes many days to be able to go to all the interesting places in Istanbul, such as the Grand Bazaar indoor market. The name of this market in Turkish means "Covered Market" and according to the name, the roof architecture here is a highlight that attracts tourists.
In addition, there are other types of services such as coffee with coffee kiosks decorated in a classic style. You can pose with the colorful stalls for artistic photos.
2. Cappadocia Valley
Cappadocia Valley owns picturesque beauty and is a place sought after by many travel enthusiasts.
Cappadocia in the province of Nevsehir, the unique terrain was formed after volcanic eruptions from about 3 million years ago and the erosion of rock layers over time.
Famous for the beauty of the sunset afternoon with hot air balloons floating, decorated in different colors and sizes. All create a unique beauty that only Cappadocia has.
In addition to the unique natural landscape, Cappadocia also has hotels with designs integrated with the inherent terrain that make you excited to experience the space here.
Pigeon Valley – Pigeon Valley:
The reason this place is given such a poetic name is that this place was originally inhabited by pigeons in the past. In the past, pigeons were used to deliver mail, their droppings were used to fertilize crops.
Hand-carved pigeon houses from ancient times are still preserved, creating a unique feature of this place.
Derinkuyu Underground City:
Originally a refuge for locals in ancient times from attack by the Arab army, this thousand-year-old underground city was built between the 8th and 7th centuries BC.
Derinyuku has a capacity of nearly 20,000 people and their essential needs (such as public baths, churches, …). If you visit here with a guide, the tour will be more complete.
Also known as the Imagination Valley, Dervent is different from other areas of Cappadocia in that it has never been inhabited.
The stones here have more interesting shapes than anywhere else in Cappadocia. It could be camels, it could also be the shape of a dolphin, and all of these stones were created by the hands of nature.
Being immersed in the unspoiled natural scenery is an unforgettable experience for anyone passionate about travel and discovery.
Goreme Open Air Museum:
An architectural work typical of the style of building works in the rock blocks of Cappadocia must be mentioned is the Gomere Open Air Museum.
Recreate the life of the Cappadocia people in ancient times with life in the caves, as well as know the history of the formation of civilization here in the most detailed and truthfully way.
In addition to the places mentioned above, you can experience some typical services in Cappadocia such as sightseeing by hot air balloon, you can go through and see the above works with a different perspective from above, This will bring you a completely new experience and nowhere else can be created. The best time to do this is dawn or dusk.
3. Mount Nemrut:
Containing a history that is still mysterious and spiritual, Mount Nemrut is an interesting destination that is always mentioned when talking about Turkish tourism.
This place used to be the temple and tomb of King Antiochus I placed on the top of a 2,134m high mountain and was built by Antochous for himself in 62 BC.
With the structure of discrete stone blocks stacked on top of each other with stone statues arranged on many sides. Present-day, through many events of the time, the statues have fallen, some broken. However, this brings a magical and ancient beauty. It makes anyone come here as well as see the history of a mighty time of the empire of King Antiochus I.
4. Fethiye Tourist Paradise
Fethiye has a youthful feature of a beach tourist destination but is also known as a place that keeps many traces of the thousands of years of history of Turkey.
Fethiye is located in the ancient city of Telmessos, ancient vestiges are still scattered everywhere.
Being endowed with a perfect location with a natural setting that blends in between the blue sea and golden sand, interspersed with green forests. Create a beautiful picture of nature.
Oludeniz's beach stretches and has a certain curvature along the strait with green color, in the distance there will be rocky mountains covered with a deep green color of leaves, as if taking you into another world that can only be found inside imagine.
Saklikent National Park:
Home to Turkey's longest and deepest canyon, the Saklikent Mountains. This is also the second-largest mountain range in Europe, the height difference at different points can be up to 1000m throughout the 18km length of this gorge.
With a walking path along the river flowing at great speed, the temperature here is always as cold as ice, challenging guests with a passion for experience and thrill discovery. You should own a suitable outfit to be able to have a complete journey from the entrance to the exit of this canyon.
The national park of the same name was established in 1996, featuring the wild features of nature in Turkey. There is also a cafe for visitors to rest and enjoy the scenery.
The lovely village - of Faralya:
For a panoramic view of Fethiye visit Faralya, a hilltop village that is the destination of many couples for their honeymoon.
Right below the village is the beautiful Kabak Bay, which is strictly protected by the state, so the nature and environment here are very fresh and clean with a diverse ecosystem.
Breakfast at a Boutique Hotel with a charming natural setting helps Faralya win the hearts of many tourists who have the opportunity to come here.
Above is a summary of the great places you should come to when you visit Turkey. If you have any suggestions or comments, do not hesitate to leave us a comment below. We are very pleased to receive your valuable comments.
Hope this article will be useful for your upcoming trip.