Welcome to Turkey
Connecting Asia and Europe, with mountains and seas, this kind of land must have always been full of stories.
Modern buildings with various styles, magnificent and solemn mosque ritual towers, sea-crossing bridge over the Bosphorus, the ruins of Troy in "Homer's Epic", world wonders in Cappadocia, Kush Lake for birding... plus rich cultural relics make Turkey known as a "tourist paradise".
Turkish photography integrates landscapes, historical relics and cultural scenery.
Pamukkale, you can shoot the snow-white natural terraced landscape, good for sunrise and sunset photography.
The Gulf of Antalya is on the northeast side of the Mediterranean Sea, with the beautiful Konyaat Beach on the east, the endless Lara Beach on the west, the clear Mediterranean Sea on the south, and the lush Taurus Mountains on the north.
The most moon-like place in the world, Cappadocia is also a great place for landscape and hot balloon photography oversunrise.
Ancient City of Ephesus and Blue mosque in Istanbul are must-see for architecture photography lovers.
Besides, Turkish carpet stores are also interesting to take some shots.
Bird-watching and Birds Photography
Kush Lake is a wonderful places for bird-watching and photography.
Hundreds of bird species live around the huge lake, the most common are herons, little egrets, cormorants, and pelicans.
While flying birds passing by the water, and the beautiful posture is reflected in the lake, just wait and press the shutter.
Spring is the most active time of Lake Kush. After a period of rest and recuperation, the returning migratory birds looked refreshed. It is also the mating season.
- 1 Istanbul The largest city of Turkey
- 2 Cappadocia Best destination for hot balloon ride
- 3 Ephesus Site of the Temple of Artemis
- 4 Bodrum One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
- 5 Side A town of classic ruins and modern day resorts
- 6 Marmaris Most popular seaside resorts
- 7 Antalya A relax port city
- 8 Konya Known for Seljuk and Whirling Dervishes
- 9 Mardin Overlooking the plains of Mesopotamia
- 10 Ankara The capital and a large modern city
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Top things to do in Turkey
Listening to prayers at the Blue Mosque
The Blue Mosque in Istanbul is one of the most important buildings in Istanbul and one of the few mosques with six minarets. Every time the sun shines on the Iznik tiles of the mosque, it glows with dazzling blue light, and if you can capture this scene, you have captured the essence of Istanbul.
Get lost in the world's largest bazar
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest bazaars in the world and has been featured in postcards countless times. There are more than 4400 shops in it. In addition to the beautiful lighting, carpets and jewelry, textiles, there are also mosques and cafes in the Grand Bazaar. When you are tired, you can stop and rest, drink a cup of Turkish black tea, and enjoy a pleasant leisure time. You could also buy a black tea cup - the representative tulip-shaped glass cup is also a good souvenir!
Take a hot balloon to admire Cappadocia from above
Cappadocia is not a city, but a region, the most attractive here are undoubtedly these three things - the ingenious cave stone houses, the magnificent karst landscape, and the exciting hot air balloon ride. Karst landforms will give you the feeling of being in a movie scene.
Hot springs in Pamukkale
Pamukkale is located in the southwest of Denizli. It is a well-known hot spring resort. There are not only natural hot springs for thousands of years here, but also these strange cotton-like hills. The magic of nature has created such a wonderful wonderland. Pamukkale is a marvel of nature, with hot springs and white cliffs where water flows down the cliffs, thus forming cotton-colored stalactites and basins. Such an environment is not only a sustenance of emotions but also has a curative effect on the body. The water here is considered precious and healing.
Aegean seaside in a daze
Due to its proximity to the sea, Antalya has mild winters and hot summers, so the houses are mostly built to avoid the heat. The houses in Antalya can be divided into three categories according to the design and structure of the main hall, namely the I-shaped main hall, the L-shaped main hall and the U-shaped main hall. If possible, you may choose to stay in a hotel converted from an old house, and you can observe these buildings more closely.
Unmissable World Heritage Site
There are 13 world heritage sites in Turkey. In fact, there are nearly 2,700 historical sites and more than 40,000 cultural relics discovered. It can be said that it has quite rich natural resources and cultural heritage. From the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea, from the westernmost Troy to the easternmost ancient city of Ani, there are panoramic views waiting for you to discover.
Best time to visit Turkey
April to October is the peak season.
April to May and September to October are the most comfortable time to visit Turkey because of cool weather.
June to August is the hottest time of the country.
If you are thinking of visiting Pamukkale and avoiding tourists crowds, December is the right time. It is not too code to travel outside.
Hot Balloon Ride Over Cappadocia
The hot air balloon flying is in Goreme, which is one of the most important tourist towns in the Cappadocia region. It is famous for its unique landforms and caves scattered in the valleys, and a large number of people come for the world’s best hot air balloon experience.
It takes one hour and costs USD 185-220 per person. Compared to hot air balloon in Bagan costs USD 300, it is much cheaper.
It is one of the most popular tour activity in Turkey, better to book a seat 2 or 3 months in advance.