7 interesting facts about Turkey

Turkey is a country that has many fans around the world, especially for Muslims. This is because Turkey has a history in the time of Islamic civilization.

According to World Heritage, Turkey has 13 historical sites. Istanbul is a city consisting of two continents: Asia and Europe. Here are 7 facts about Turkey that are a pity to miss, what are they?

Please note, tulips that became the symbol of the Netherlands were actually first imported from Turkey in the sixteenth century.

Facts about Turkey

The historical value and unique location of Turkey is what makes Turkey an attractive tourist destination. Increasingly travelers make Turkey a study destination. Here are 7 facts about Turkey!

1. Sultan Ahmed Blue Mosque, Istanbul Tukey

facts about Turkey
facts about Turkey

The mosque, located in the oldest region of the capital, Turki, Istanbul has a name named after its founder, Sultan Ahmed I, which is estimated to have been built between 1609 and 1616, with a time of 7 years of manufacture. Wow!

Sultan Ahmad’s Blue Mosque itself has a reputation as a landmark of istanbul’s most visited historical place. As for one of the iconic buildings is the blue tiles that decorate the interior walls hence the name ‘Blue Mosque’. It is also close to the ancient site of the Hippodrome.

2. Ephesus

facts about Turkey
facts about Turkey

Ephesus is one of the historical places that was originally an Ancient Greek city. Ephesus is estimated to have a long history and has existed since the Neolithic Period. Ephesus is even believed to be where the Gospel of John was written. The famous things about Ephesus are two historical buildings, namely celsus library and grand theatre.

Not only that, on this site there is also the Temple of Hadrian, Bath of Varius, State Agora, Temple of Domitian, Memmius Monument, Hercules Gate, Temple of Artemis, and other monuments. You can also go to the hill on Mount Koressos which has the House of Virgin Mary building, where it is believed to be where Our Lady lives.

3. Troy

facts about Turkey
facts about Turkey

The ancient city of Troy is a city that has ruins and replicas of the Trojan House. The site is included in the list of world heritage sites (World Heritage Site) from UNESCO. If you have an interest in literature, ancient sites, and archetypes, you can even seem to evoke scenes in these classic stories.

4. Cappadocia

facts about Turkey
facts about Turkey

Cappadocia is on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. There is something interesting about this site, namely the shape of the roof surfaces of houses that resemble mold, or cones called fairy chimney.

5. Pamukkale

Pamukkale, meaning “cotton fortress” in Turkish, is a natural site in denizli province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot water and travertine, carbonate minerals left behind by running water. It is located in the region of deep Aegean Turkey, in the Valley of the Menderes River, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.

Süleymaniye Mosque, Historic Landmark in Turkey

You can soak in the hot spring pool in antique pool which cleopatra believed to have spent her time here as well. If you want to see historical buildings you can visit the Old City called Hierapolis which has the temple of one of the Greek gods of the same name, Hiera.

6. Whirling Dervishes (Sufi Dance) in Turkey

In addition to visiting historical sites, you can also watch the unique and religious dances that are famous in Turkey, in terms of costumes and also dance movements that rotate to the left. This dance is known to be performed by Sufi Muslim groups as a form of honor to the great Sufi poet, Rumi, and also the belief that the dance performance will help them to achieve closeness or unity with God.

7. Free transportation

Transportation one of unique fact about this country. There are several discounts that we can get according to our status and age. For example, if we take the train. For those under the age of 26, we will get a discount of about 20 percent.

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