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Most Popular Places to Visit in Turkey

1. Ankara

Ankara is the capital city of Turkey. The city is filled with government establishments, modern homes for the high-class citizens, commercial business, foreign embassies, and universities. It is situated in the heart of Turkey inside the region of Anatolia.

Ankara is known for its vital hub for transportation where travelers can get a means of transport to other locations in the country. The city is unique for its various cultural and arts scenes and a large number of museums like the popular Museum of Anatolian Civilization.

2. Mardin

Mardin is located in the Southern part of Turkey, on a hilltop that overlooks the terrains of Mesopotamia. Mardin sits at the center of the Mardin Province. If you are a tourist that enjoys long walks, then Mardin is placed to visit.

The not so straight streets will take you through the city’s terraced houses and popular locations like the monastery of Deyru’s Zafaran which is one of the oldest monasteries in the country and all over the world. The city is also known for its sandstone buildings scattering around the city and its cultural diversity.

3. Konya

Konya is prided as one of the ancient cities in Turkey. It is popular for its Seljuk architecture Whirling Dervishes and Seljuk architecture. The city is located the central region of Anatolia. Historians have it that the Konya city has been in existence since the 12th century and became a prosperous city with the leadership of the Dynasty created by Seljuk rulers.

Buildings from the 12th and 13th century can be found in various locations around the city like the remains of the Palace of Seljuk and the Alaeddin Mosque. Konya is also known as the home of the Sufi mystic and the Persian writer named Rumi. The Order of Mevlevi was started by Rumi’s followers and they are known for their religious rituals in which followers spin around while standing on their left foot and wearing a white gown.

4. Antalya

Antalya is hidden along the Turkish Riviera located on the coastline of the Mediterranean. The city is a location filled with various activities and the locals are always accommodating of tourist and visitors. You will find various restaurants, bars, hotels and resorts in the city.

You will also find mountains with green vegetation in various areas of the ancient ruins. You are bound to have fun in Antalya as you can engage in various outdoor activities like mountain climbing, swimming, and fun time for kids.

5. Marmaris

Marmaris is one of Turkey famous seaside resorts. The city is dotted with turquoise water, historical sites, sandy white beaches and mountains covered in pines. It is located in the southwest part of Turkey and serves as a great location for the cruise port. If water sports, adventures, good nightlife and boat tours are your thing, then you need to plan a visit to Marmaris.

You can also book a trip to explore the areas around the nearby villages and picturesque bays and other locations like the Cleopatra Island, Dalyan, Ephesus, and Pamukkale.

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