WHY TURKEY SHOULD BE YOUR NEXT DESTINATION?
Turkey is friendly, beautiful, culturally rich and good value for money. Also, it is modern enough to be comfortable yet traditional enough to be interesting. It’s considered to be one of the world's top 10 travel destinations, welcoming more than 35 million visitors every year. So here are 9 reasons why YOU should visit Turkey.
1.Evolution of architecture in Turkey
One reason travelling around Turkey is not only fun but also educational, is the assorted styles of architecture throughout the country.
You’ll find two styles of architecture that are well respected in Turkey, the Ottoman and the Seljuk.
2. Welcoming Hospitality
Turkish people are well known for their hospitality and friendliness
In Turkey, a guest on the door is considered to be the ‘the God’s Guest’ for 3 days. You probably won't find this anywhere else in the world.
3. The Turkish Cuisine
Turkish food is now world-famous, everyone comments on how good the Turkish food is.
And they have a point as it’s influenced from the Mediterranean to the Middle East and from Central Asia to Eastern Europe – the best cuisines in the world.
4. For the love of coffee
Turkish coffee is not just a normal coffee,in fact it’s not only popular in Turkey, but in the Middle Eastern and European countries, including Egypt ,Iran and Greece.
Coffeehouses have been part of the Turkish culture for centuries and even today people gather in coffeehouses to socialize and play backgammon over a hot cup of coffee.
5. Istanbul, where Europe meets Asia
Why visit one continent when you can visit 2 at the same time?
Istanbul, the capital city is set on two continents: Asia and Europe. So, when you visit Istanbul, you can travel 2 continents by ferry at a time. Visit the commercial and historical side of the city on the European side and the rest of it on the Asian side.
6. The History and culture
Turkey's history of human habitation goes back 25.000 years. The Hittites, Hellens, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and the Ottomans as well as a great number of other civilisations rose and fell here through thousands of years, leaving behind a multitude of historical sites.
7. Beautiful Museums
If you’re willing to know a story of an ancient event or time period, then a museum is the best storyteller.
Museums in Turkey tell you the story of not just the land but the greatness behind it. Many of them treasure findings of the past unearthed from the soils of Anatolia - home of several civilizations. From the Zeugma Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep to Topkapi Palace Museum and Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul, there are many museums worth visiting in Turkey.
8. Blue Mosque
If you’re into islamic culture, then you must visit the Blue mosque.
Blue Mosque in Istanbul is a majestic mosque from the Ottomans in the entire of Turkey. The exterior and interior beauty of the mosque along with the grandeur of this most popular attraction is something one must experience at least once in their lifetime. At night the entire mosque is bathed in blue which is simply a great sight.
Imagine taking a picture of the mosque at night with the perfect blue lighting!
9. Spectacular shopping
For all of the shopaholics out there, don’t miss out the opportunity to visit the Turkish markets.
Simply shopping is a great reason to visit Turkey. Not only because of It’s Authentic gifts, carpets and rugs, But for it’s OUTLETS.
Turkey is well known to be the city with the most shopping malls in Europe, with it’s huge discounts that attract tourists and locals.
So if you’re willing to buy branded and designer clothes then you should definitely visit turkey.