According to dailysabah.com Turkey had 40 million tourists visit in 10 months of 2018. This dazzling destination with vibrant culture, famous food and cultural amalgamation of Greek, Persian, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Approximately 2,00,000 tourists visit Turkey yearly. There are inland cities and coastal cities which the tourist can visit. Ankara, Edirne, Eskisehir, Bursa, and Mardin are inland cities worth capturing your eye. Among coastal cities are Istanbul, Antalya, Izmir, Cannakale and Trabzon will blow your mind with its beauty and exquisiteness.
This culturally diverse location has strategic importance as it linked Asia and Europe on the Silk Route. Many merchants who liked it in Istanbul so much that they decided to stay here itself. Hagia Sophia is a prestigious museum for culture, history, and art. Initially, it was a Greek Christian cathedral which later became the Ottoman mosque. Blue Mosque is another attractive religious monument which is closed for non-worshippers for half an hour during daily prayers.
The appropriate way to describe Cappadocia is Moonscape as it is a semi-arid region known for its cone-shaped rock formation. One can enjoy hot air balloon flight, green tour, quad safari, and trekking. Goreme Open Air Museum is the finest of the rock-cut churches with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings). It is a UNESCO World Heritage list with since 1984. Pasabag which is also known as Monks Valley has tall earth pillars in the middle of vineyards. Devrent Valley is another location 10 minutes away from Goreme which also has cave churches. It looks like a sculpture zoo made by nature. Hezen Cave Hotel is a unique design cave hotel in Cappadocia which gives a unique experience of cave bedrooms.
It was one of the largest cities in the Roman empire and an ancient site located in Aegean Turkey. This tourist attraction includes theater, the Temple of Hadrian and the magnificent Celsus Library. It is a must-see destination for culture lovers and archeology enthusiasts. This classical city of the world was hidden until the 1860s. The most famous structure of Ephesus is the Temple of Artemis. The temple was largely destroyed in the 5th century but the ruins can still be visited. Terraced houses were the homes of richest residents of Ephesus. The site has a love poem scribbled by hand along with uncommon artwork and mosaics.
It is one of the centers of the Turkish tourist industry which famous for Bodrum castle. There are a few things one should know before visiting the place. The marina has luxury boats with ample restaurants and cafes. It’s a beautiful place for relaxation and reading. Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology has a world-renowned reputation among tourists. The museum has collected many artifacts from the ocean floor. Boat tours are most popular during the summer season ranging from hours to multi-day yacht trips. There is full day Bodrum Peninsula cruise with lunch which is famous amongst travelers. Outskirts of Bodrum is home of several beaches, so the famous pastime for domestic and European tourist is sunbathing.