By Chinelo Eze
April 25, 2022 | 12:10 p.m.
Turkey is an ancient city with a centuries-old culture and has some of the best coastlines in the Mediterranean. Turkey is popular for its distinct position of being partly in Europe and partly in Asia. Having an impressive natural beauty, Turkey has buried in its capital Istanbul, historical values that increase the rush of tourists to its location. The…
Turkey is an ancient city with a centuries-old culture and has some of the best coastlines in the Mediterranean. Turkey is popular for its distinct position of being partly in Europe and partly in Asia.
Having an impressive natural beauty, Turkey has buried in its capital Istanbul, historical values that increase the rush of tourists to its location. The city combines a mix of old and new with Ottoman mansions merged with modern skyscrapers. Cappadocia is full of landscapes and houses formed from the cliffs. There are other reasons such as the following why your next trip should be directed to Turkey.
Food is an element that will delight travelers. Turkish dishes are excellent and they are known to be varied and tasty.
Turkish kebabs are a thrill and are popular with visitors. To note how special the foods from Turkey are, they are recognized by UNESCO as a city of gastronomy where their food is deeply connected to their culture.
Turkish dishes range from their flatbreads topped with meat and cheese, known as Turkish pizza (pide), to thin pancakes filled with things like potatoes and onions called gozleme.
Another meal to savor is the chilli oil yogurt sauce with dumplings also known as manti to kumpir which is a coated potato filled with as many things to suit your taste buds.
Breakfast in Turkey is a dream come true as the table is set with eggs, bread, olives, salad, cheese, yogurt, honey, fruits and more. On these trays you will find Turkish tea or coffee while you indulge in Turkey’s traditional Turkish breakfast.
Food in Turkey is so vast that different places in Turkey have their approach to food that a visit to a new place invites you to something new and delicious.
In places like Cappadocia, you are served a melted cheese dish called Kuymak and hamsi tava which is fried anchovies. Another region delights the palette with testi kebab; a meat stew cooked in a sealed clay pot with bread and served over the fire.
Turkey is appreciated for its rich greenery which is a delight for nature lovers. This lush beauty of nature is mostly located in the north of the country which is near the Black Sea. Here you have lakes, green hills and rivers.
The Black Sea near the small town of Rize is the Ayder Plateau. This breathtaking landscape is a change from the usual outlook of Turkey.
It evokes the lure of relaxation, making it the perfect location in a stunning natural landscape.
In the small town of Egirdir are the obvious gifts of nature like mountains ideal for outdoor activities like hiking. The mountains don’t stop there as the Eastern Taurus mountain range which houses the peak of Mount Nemrut which houses the tomb of King Antiochus I of Commagene and two terraces of huge stone statues is worth seeing.
The capital of Turkey; Istanbul, has a myriad of interesting historical allures and is one of the reasons to travel to Turkey. Interestingly, the western half of the city is located in Europe, while the eastern half is located in Asia.
This is why Istanbul is the melting point of cultures with a thousand year old mosque and a lively bar following it.
With many historical artifacts, Istanbul is a must-see for tourists like the Hagia Sophia built in 537 AD as a church.
Hagia Sophia is considered the single greatest architectural achievement of the Byzantine Empire. Since then it has been refurbished as a museum, but currently acts as a mosque.
Other places of attraction are the Blue Mosque, popular for the delicately placed blue tiles to cover the interior of the building. The Galata Tower, once erected, offers a rich view of the entire city; the Bosphorus, the Grand Bazaar with its labyrinth. Istanbul is also known to be a shopper’s delight, as you’re sure to bring Turkey home.