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Surreal places in Turkey you must see

7th April 2015

Turkey is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is situated in Europe while another part is in Asia and is one of the most popular tourist destinations.

Turkey covers an area of 779 452 km2 with a total population of 76,6 million. Turkey is a country with magnificent landscapes, history, nature, and has famous points of interests including:

The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Troy, Bodrum Castle

Read on to discover some Surreal places in Turkey you must see.....

1. Thermal Springs, Pamukkale

Take a trip to Turkey’s inner Aegean region near the River Menderes Valley and you’ll encounter Pamukkale’s thermal springs. People have bathed in these hot mineral-saturated waters for thousands of years, dubbing the area Pamukkale, or cotton castle. More info

2. Ancient Region of Anatolia - Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a region on a high plateau in central Anatolia surrounded by the towns of Aksaray, Nigde and Kayseri. Known even in ancient times as Cappadocia is it Turkey's most bizzar landscape especially around the towns of Ürgüp, Göreme, Uchisar and Avanos where erosion has formed caves, valleys, cracks, "fairy chimneys" and extraordinary folds in the soft volcanic rock. More info

3. Ancient Underground City of Derinkuyu - Cappadocia Region

The Derinkuyu underground city is an ancient multi-level underground city in the Derinkuyu district in Nevşehir Province, Turkey. Extending to a depth of approximately 60 m, it is large enough to have sheltered approximately 20,000 people together with their livestock and food stores. It is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey and is one of several underground complexes found across Cappadocia. It was opened to visitors in 1969 and about half of the underground city is currently accessible to tourists.

4. Mount Nemrut - Mountain in Turkey

Nemrut or Nemrud is a 2,134 m high mountain in southeastern Turkey, notable for the summit where a number of large statues are erected around what is assumed to be a royal tomb from the 1st century BC. It is referred as the pantheon of the Armenian gods.
More info

5. The Basilica Cistern, Istanbul

The Cistern is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (that is formerly Constantinople), Turkey. The cistern, located 500 feet (150 m) southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. More info

6. Ancient Ephesus

Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, three kilometres southwest of present-day Selçuk in İzmir Province, Turkey. It was built in the 10th century BC on the site of the former Arzawan capital by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists.
More about Ancient Ephesus

7. The City of Mardin

Mardin is a historical city in Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey. A city situated on the top of a hill, it is known for its fascinating architecture consisting of heavily decorated stonework cascading from the hilltop.

8. Kayakoy, Fethiye, Mugla (Ghost Town)

Kayaköy is a traditional Turkish village close to Fethiye. Many Greek ruins consisting of old schools, churches and old homes surround it and the views are simply breathtaking. The atmosphere in Kayaköy is warm and friendly and the locals are welcoming and hospitable to new visitors. More Info



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