Top 10 Places To Visit in Turkey | Top 10 placces to go in Turkey | Turkey Travel Guide
Top 10 Places To Visit in Turkey | Top 10 placces to go in Turkey | Turkey Travel Guide
Ankara, Turkey's cosmopolitan capital, sits in the country's central Anatolia region. it is a center for the seeming expressions, residential to the kingdom Opera and Ballet, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra and a couple nation wide theater organizations. Sitting over the city is Anitkabir, the immense tallness tomb of Kemal Atatürk, exhibit day Turkey's first president, who presented Ankara the capital in 1923.
Mardin is a town in southeastern Turkey. The capital of Mardin Province, it is respected for the Artuqid design of its classical town, and for its key region on a hard slant close to the Tigris River that risings steeply over the degree fields. Wikipedia
Konya is a vital city in the significant Anatolia place of Turkey. it's far the seventh-most-jammed town in Turkey. starting at 2014, Konya has a populace of one,174,536. Wikipedia
Antalya is a Turkish motel city with a yacht-filled old Harbor and seashores flanked through immense inns. it's a way to Turkey's southern Mediterranean locale, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Remnants remain from Antalya's hazard as a critical Roman port.
Marmaris is a Mediterranean hotel town nearby the Turkish Riviera (also called the Turquoise Coast) with a possessed, pebbly coastline and long seafront promenade. it's perceived for nightlife on Bar street, which is household to outside clubs and tune scenes.
side is a hotel town on Turkey's southern Mediterranean buoy. An out of date port town, it's perceived for protracted shorelines and Greco-Roman remainders. inside the middle are the rest of the components of a second century theater, which situated up to 15,000.
Bodrum is a town at the Bodrum Peninsula, reaching out from Turkey's southwest accept circumstances for what they are into the Aegean Sea. The city highlights double contracts with perspectives of Bodrum fortification. This medieval set up got to be distinctly inherent general with stones from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the verifiable worldwide, finished inside the fourth century B.C.
Ephesus is a vintage city in Turkey's basic Aegean area, close predominant Selçuk. Its uncovered remains reproduce heaps of years of records, from customary Greece to the Roman Empire – when it turn into the Mediterranean's essential business cognizance – to the spread of Christianity. Southwest of Selçunited kingdom stands the habitation of the Virgin Mary, a trip site customary to be the zone Mary spent the most extreme current years of her reality.
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Cappadocia, a semi-dry region in central Turkey, is known for its specific pixie smokestacks, tall, cone-formed shake patterns grouped in friars Valley, Göreme and somewhere else. unmistakable notables regions contain Bronze Age homes diminish into valley dividers by troglodytes (clasp occupants) and later connected as shelters by means of early Christians.
Istanbul is an important town in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus Strait. Its old city reflects social effects
of the various spaces that once drove here. inside the Sultanahmet put, the outside, Roman-time Hippodrome was for beautiful quite a while the site of chariot races, and Egyptian columns similarly keep on being.
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WEEKEND IN MARDIN TURKEY TRAVEL VIDEO 2018
Solo girl travel to Mardin
Mardin is a stunning city which I wanted to visit for a long time. And suddenly a week ago I just booked my tickets and went.
Thought of going there made me feel so happy, made me smile for no reason so in advance I thought that this weekend getaway will be a huge success. It was indeed! The city stole my heart from the first sight. It was so much more than I expected. People are beautiful and welcoming, old town is full of wonderful streets, history and cultures. I went to the fairy tale and from the first second I knew I will come back so many times, I will know every little street, I will learn name of every seller which will tell me incredible story.
Mardin is so beautiful it hurts.
“There is beauty, heartbreaking beauty, everywhere.” Edward Abbey
This video only includes the Old City of Mardin, there is much more to see in Mardin province but old streets got me forever. Enjoy ❤️
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The Ancient City of Mardin, Turkey
Jetset Extra toured the province of Mardin in Southeastern Turkey with archeologist and museum curator Masut Alp. This is one of Mesopotamia's oldest settled areas, with evidence of human habitation dating back to 4,000 BCE. Many civilizations have laid claim to this area, including the Romans, Mongols, Ottomans, and more. Mardin's administration is currently working to connect with its storied history by restoring the landscape to its original layout and in so doing, submit itself as a candidate for the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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Mardin is one of the oldest settled areas in upper Mesopotamia. Excavations done in the 1920s discovered remains in the area that dated to 4000 BCE. The first known civilization were the Subarians who were then succeeded in 3000BCE by the Hurrians. The Elamites gained control around 2230 BCE. and were followed by the Babylonians, Hittites, Assyrians, Romans and Byzantines.
In 692, the Muslim Ummayads arrived and introduced Islam. The Abbasid Caliphate based in Baghdad replaced them in 824. Factions of the Seljuk Turks fought each other over Mardin as it changed hands many times before it was finally taken by Nahm ad-din Ilghazi, the bey of the Artukids, a Turkish dynasty founded by the Seljuk Emir Artuk. During the Artukid period, many of Mardin's historic buildings were constructed, including several Mosques, Palaces, Madrassas and Hans.
The lands of the Artukid dynasty fell to the Mongols sometime between 1235 and 1243, but the Mongols never directly governed the area. The Artukid family ruling Mardin became vassal state of the Mongol Empire. During the battle of Ain Jalut in 1260, the Artuqid (Artık) ruler revolted against the Mongol rule. Hulegu's general and Chupan's ancestor, Koke-Ilge of the Jalayir, stormed the city and Hulegu appointed the rebel's son, al-Nasir, governor of Mardin. Although, Hulegu suspected the latter's loyalty for a while, thereafter the Artukids remained loyal unlike nomadic Bedoun and Kurd tribes in the south western frontier. The Mongol Ilkhanids considered them important allies. For this loyalty they shown, Artukids were given more lands in 1298 and 1304. Mardin later passed to the Akkoyunlu, a federation of Turkic tribes that controlled territory all the way to the Caspian Sea. In 1517, Mardin was annexed by the Ottomans under Selim the Grim. During this time, Mardin was administered by a governor directly appointed under the Ottoman Sultan's authority. In 1923, with the founding of the Republic of Turkey, Mardin was made the administrative capital of a province named after it.
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Turkey-Van (The Pearl of the East) Part 29
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Van is a city in eastern Turkey's Van Province, located on the eastern shore of Lake Van. It is the cultural center of the area's Kurdish majority. The city's population is mostly Kurdish. In 2010 the official population figure for Van was 367,419, but many estimates put it much higher with a 1996 estimate stating 500,000 and former Mayor Burhan Yengun is quoted as saying it may be as high as 600,000. The Van Central district stretches over 2,289 square kilometres (884 square miles)
Archaeological excavations and surveys carried out in Van province indicate that the history of human settlement in this region goes back at least as far as 5000 BC. The Tilkitepe Mound, which is on the shores of Lake Van and a few kilometres to the south of Van Castle, is the only source of information about the oldest culture of Van.
The modern city is located on the plain extending from the Lake Van, at a distance of 5 kilometers from the lake shore.
Van has often been called The Pearl of the East because of the beauty of its surrounding landscape. An old Armenian proverb in the same sense is Van in this world, paradise in the next.This phrase has been slightly modified in Turkish as dünyada Van, ahirette iman or Van for this world, faith for the next.
The city is home to Van Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi (Van 100th Year University) and recently came to the headlines for two highly publicized investigations initiated by the Prosecutor of Van, one of which was focused on accusations against the university's rector, Prof. Hasan Ceylan, who was kept in custody for a time. He was finally acquitted but lost his rectorate. He is a grandson of Agop Vartovyan, an Ottoman Armenian who is accepted as the founder of modern Turkish theatre. Prof. Hasan Ceylan is also the department chairman of Environmental Engineering in the Van 100th Year University.In culinary terms, as some cities in Turkey became renowned for their kebap culture or other types of traditional local dishes, Van has distinguished itself with its breakfast culture.
Famous breakfast table in Van.
TransportAt present, Van is connected with Tatvan, which is 96 km away on the opposite shore of Lake Van, by a train ferry that helps to avoid the necessity to build a 250 km railway through difficult mountainous terrain. The railway will be constructed when traffic increases sufficiently.Van is connected with the rest of Turkey through the Ferit Melen Airport.
Van is a city with a short name, a long history, and numerous interesting things to see, especially if you like history and natural beauty. Or cats.
Located on the eastern shore of Lake Van, the city of Van (VAHN, pop. 400,000, alt. 1727 meters/5666 feet) has been here for a very long time.
The Rock of Van, the ancient fortress and funeral monument around which a later citadel was built, bears cuneiform inscriptions dating from the Kingdom of Urartu (c. 1300-700 BC—here's a Timeline).Beside the citadel, the ruins of the old town of Van, built atop the ruins of ancient Urartian town of Tushpa, lie beneath a carpet of grass.
Besides the local museum, the Rock of Van and the citadel, you should visit the Church of the Holy Cross on Akdamar Island, the Urartian ruins at Çavuştepe, 25 km (16 miles) SE of Van, and the dramatic Kurdish fortress at Hoşap, 33 km (21 miles) farther to the SE. In your travels, you may even see a Van cat. You'll know it by its white fur, eyes of different colors, and love of swimming (of all things).
The old town of Van was burned by Ottoman forces in 1915 as they retreated before a Russian army which had invaded Ottoman territory in support of Armenian revolutionaries. The Russians held the town until 1917, when the Russian Empire itself suffered revolution and collapse.
The modern city of Van grew up 5 km (3 miles) inland from the lakeshore and the Rock of Van during the 20th century, with wide boulevards and town planning. Because it has the best hotels, restaurants, transportation and other services, Van is the best base for explorations of the region.
Van is an important stop on my Recommended Itinerary of Eastern Turkey. It's a long way from western Turkey by bus or car, and an even longer trip by train, so if you're coming directly you'll want to fly. Turkish Airlines has daily flights from Istanbul and from Ankara.
Amazing Turkish Food and Attractions in Istanbul - Istanbul, Turkey, Travel Guide!
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Day 9: Istanbul, Turkey - This was a day of sightseeing at some of the most famous attractions in Istanbul that I’ve wanted to visit my entire life including the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. And the read highlight of the day for me was the incredible Turkish food, especially the kebabs.
Museum Pass Istanbul - 85 TRY ($28.88) - Before getting started with the things we did in this video, I purchased a Museum Pass for Istanbul, which granted me access to a few of the attractions without having to stand in line. I’m not sure if I really saved much money, but it did save time.
2:00 Sultan Ahmet Camii (Blue Mosque) - Our first stop of the day in this attractions in Istanbul video was the Sultan Ahmet Camii, which is commonly known as the Blue Mosque due to its blue tiles on the inside. We actually arrived a little too early in the morning, so they were not open yet, so we walked around the Hippodrome of Constantinople for a few minutes. When the Blue Mosque opened, we went inside. Both inside and outside are incredible to see.
5:37 Hagia Sophia - One of the most famous pieces of architecture in all of Istanbul and one of the most famous attractions is Hagia Sophia. It started off as a church, later became a mosque, and now it’s an official museum. After entering, you can walk around the main room, but the highlight of visiting Hagia Sophia for me was walking up to the upper galleries for some amazing views from above.
8:24 Topkapi Palace - Finally, one more of the most famous attractions in Istanbul, and located right in the same area as Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque is Topkapi Palace, which was an Ottoman Palace. You can walk around the gardens and palace structures, which are now galleries. I especially enjoyed the Imperial Harem, which was a section of the palace reserved for women, and the best preserved area of the palace.
11:25 Sehzade Erzurum Cag Kebab (Şehzade Cağ Kebap) - There are many different types of Turkish food, and cag kebab is a type of kebab from Erzurum in Eastern Turkey. According some some men I met while eating the amazing kebabs, this is the best restaurant for cag kebab in all of Istanbul. The type of kebab is made from lamb, and instead of being on a vertical skewer like other types of kebabs, it’s grilled on a horizontal skewer. The meat is cooked with wood fire, and slice off onto smaller skewers to be served. If you get a chance to try cag kebab, it’s an absolutely stunning Turkish food. The entire meal was delicious, but the best part was meeting the owner of Sehzade Erzurum Cag Kebab and eating a slice of the meat right off the roll hot and fresh. Out entire meal cost 85 TL ($28.88).
20:34 Basilica Cistern - 20 TRY ($6.80) - Arter the amazing Turkish food lunch, we headed over to see the Basilica cistern, one of many underground cisterns in Istanbul. It was interesting to see. We then headed to the hotel for a rest, and then went out again for dinner.
23:27 Dinner at Balkan Lokantasi - Beşiktaş is a neighborhood in Istanbul and we walked over to a restaurant for dinner in that neighborhood called Balkan Lokantasi. It was an extremely busy restaurant serving all sorts of different Turkish food in a cafeteria like style. You walk through the line, choose whatever dishes you want, and pay for what you get. You can eat a serious feast for a pretty good price. I got a little confused and didn’t really know what I was doing, so ended up ordering what was way too much food. But that’s alright, it was all really delicious.
It was fantastic day of Turkish food and visiting some attractions in Istanbul that I had wanted to visit my entire life.
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A Morning in Small UNESCO Baeza, Spain
Small Baeza and Ubeda are sister UNESCO towns because of their remaining Renaissance buildings. I didn't get much Baeza Renaissance town description because group focus was on A Day With A Local which left me cold.
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Turkey /Şanlıurfa / (Beautiful old city&bazaar) Part 12
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Şanlıurfa,in ancient times Edessa (Έδεσσα in Greek), is a city with 482,323 inhabitants in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. It is a city with a mixed Arab, Kurdish and Turkish population. Urfa is situated on a plain about eighty kilometres east of the Euphrates River. Urfa's climate features extremely hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters.
Climate:Şanlıurfa has a semi-arid climate. Şanlıurfa is very hot during the summer months. Temperatures in the height of summer usually reach 41.5°C (107°F). Rainfall is almost non-existent during the summer months. Winters are cool and wet. Frost is common and there is sporadic snowfall. Spring and autumn are mild and also wet.
Cuisine:As the city of Urfa is deeply rooted in history, so its unique cuisine is an amalgamation of the cuisines of the many civilizations that have ruled in Urfa. Dishes carry names in Arabic, Armenian, Syriac, and Turkish, and are often prepared in a spicy manner. It is widely believed that Urfa is the birthplace of many dishes, including Raw Kibbé (Çiğ Köfte), that according to the legend, was crafted by the Prophet Abraham from ingredients he had at hand.
Urfa is also known throughout Turkey and the bordering Syria for its very rich kebab culture, making extesive use of lamb meat, fat and offal. The offal has also a primordial place in the regular Urfa cuisine, being prepared in more than two hundred different ways.
Urfa's meze menu is also very rich, and carries a great variety, mostly unknown in other parts of Turkey, such as the Ağzı Yumuk or the Semsek.
Many vegetables are used in the Urfa cuisine, such as the 'Ecır, the Kenger, and the İsot, the legendary local red capsicum that is a smaller and darker cultivar of the Aleppo pepper that takes a purplish black hue when dried and cured. It is used to flavor many dishes, even a variety of ice cream.
The cuisine also makes an extensive use of the eggplant with more than a hundred recipes containing eggplant.
Unlike most of the Turkish cities that use different versions of regular butter in their regional cuisine, Urfa is, together with Antep, Mardin and Siirt a big user of clarified butter, made exclusively from sheep's milk, called locally Urfayağı (Urfabutter). Other than that, Urfa is a heavy consumer of quality Olive oil, that mostly arrives into the city from nearby Syria.
Among Urfa's classic sweets is the Şıllık, a coarse walnut ground covered in sweet pastry, the Kahke, flavored with aniseed and baked in a steamer, and the Külünçe, a masonry oven-baked pastry item similar to the Iraqi Kleyça.
The bitter Arab coffee Mırra and the coffee substitute drink made from wild terebinth Menengiç kahvesi are among the most common hot beverages of Urfa.
The birthplace of the prophet Abraham -- a cave to the south of the lake
Urfa castle -- built in antiquity, the current walls were constructed by the Abbasids in 814 AD.
The legendary Pool of Sacred Fish (Balıklıgöl) where Abraham was thrown into the fire by Nimrod. The pool is in the courtyard of the mosque of Halil-ur-Rahman, built by the Ayyubids in 1211 and now surrounded by the attractive Gölbaşı-gardens designed by architect Merih Karaaslan. The courtyard is where the fishes thrive. A local legend says seeing a white fish will open the door to the heavens.
Rızvaniye Mosque -- a more recent (1716) Ottoman mosque, adjoining the Balıkligöl complex.
'Ayn Zelîha -- A source nearby the historical center, named after Zulaykha, a follower of Abraham.
The Great Mosque of Urfa was built in 1170, on the site of a Christian church the Arabs called the Red Church, probably incorporating some Roman masonry. Contemporary tradition at the site identifies the well of the mosque as that into which the towel or burial cloth (mendil) of Jesus was thrown (see Image of Edessa and Shroud of Turin). In the south wall of the medrese adjoining the mosque is the fountain of Firuz Bey (1781).
Ruins of the ancient city walls.
Eight Turkish baths built in the Ottoman period.
The traditional Urfa houses were split into sections for family (harem) and visitors (selâm). There is an example open to the public next to the post office in the district of Kara Meydan.
The Temple of Nevali Çori -- Neolithic settlement dating back to 8000BC, now buried under the waters behind the Atatürk Dam, with some artefacts relocated above the waterline.
Göbekli Tepe -- The world's oldest known temple, dated 10th millennium BC (ca 11,500 years ago)
Troy | Ancient city, Turkey
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Troy is a city well-known to both history and legend (as well as archaeology), and was situated in northwest Anatolia in what is now Turkey (but which was known in Classical sources as Asia Minor), located south of the southwest end of the Dardanelles/Hellespont and northwest of Mount Ida at Hisaronu. It is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War described in the Greek Epic Cycle and especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. Metrical evidence from the Iliad and the Odyssey seems to show that the name Ἴλιον (Ilion) formerly began with a digamma: Ϝίλιον (Wilion). This was later supported by the Hittite form Wilusa.
A new capital called Ilium[note 2] was founded on the site in the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus. It flourished until the establishment of Constantinople and declined gradually during the Byzantine era.
In 1865, English archaeologist Frank Calvert excavated trial trenches in a field he had bought from a local farmer at Hisarlık, and in 1868, Heinrich Schliemann, a wealthy German businessman and archaeologist, also began excavating in the area after a chance meeting with Calvert in Çanakkale. These excavations revealed several cities built in succession. Schliemann was at first skeptical about the identification of Hisarlik with Troy, but was persuaded by Calvert and took over Calvert's excavations on the eastern half of the Hisarlik site, which was on Calvert's property. Troy VII has been identified with the Hittite city Wilusa, the probable origin of the Greek Ἴλιον, and is generally (but not conclusively) identified with Homeric Troy.
Today, the hill at Hisarlik has given its name to a small village near the ruins, supporting the tourist trade visiting the Troia archaeological site. It lies within the province of Çanakkale, some 30 km south-west of the provincial capital, also called Çanakkale. The nearest village is Tevfikiye. The map here shows the adapted Scamander estuary with Ilium a little way inland across the Homeric plain.
Troia was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1998.