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Republic of Turkey

Turkey is a Eurasian country that stretches from Thrace in the Balkan region of south-eastern Europe to Antolian Peninsula in western Asia. It is bordered by Bulgaria to the north-east, Greece to the west, Georgia to the north-east, Armenia, Iran and Azerbaijian to the east and Iraq and Syria to the south-east.

The capital of Turkey is Ankara although Istanbul is its largest city. More foreign tourists visit Istanbul than Ankara. Turkish is the official language of Turkey. It has a total area of approximately 780,000 square kilometres and a total population of approximately 72 million people.

The following are two of our favourite tourist attractions in Turkey:-

Antalya Harbour, Southern Turkey

The Antalya Harbour is located at south of Kaleici Old Town near the heart of the city. It is dotted with lots of souvenir shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. The harbour is a popular tourist attraction which attracts thousands of tourists every day. The Antalya Harbour is also known as the Turkish Riviera.

Boats of different colours and sizes are anchored in the harbour, many of them are sight-seeing tour boats. You may take an hour boat tour along both sides of the harbour by paying between ten and twenty Turkish liras (approximately five to ten euros).

Beautiful rock formations, caves, mini waterfalls, luxury villas and condominums can be seen along both sides of the harbour. The view of the harbour from the sea is truly amazing!

Panoramic Cappadocia

Cappadocia has one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe! These landscapes were formed from volcanic rocks from the mighty volcanic eruptions of the Central Anatolian Plateau approximately 30 million years ago. These volcanic rocks were exposed to erosion by the adverse weather conditions such as wind, rains and storms over the centuries. They are soft in nature and therefore they can easily be worked with. Over the centuries cave houses and settlements, cave churches, underground cities and even secret tunnels were constructed inside these volcanic rocks. Underground cities and secret tunnels were constructed to escape persecution or when invaders came.

Thousands of peculiarly shaped bizarr rock formations in the form of pillars, cones and "fairy chimneys" can be seen in large areas over Cappadocia. We had a close look at these bizarr rock formations near the towns of Urgup and Göreme. Rock formations in the shape of a camel and even a couple kissing can be seen over the landscape near the town of Göreme.

These are natural wonders and are certainly great tourist attractions. Don't miss the beauty of Cappadocia when you visit Turkey on your vacation one day. It certainly makes a very memorable and enjoyable trip! We visited and explored these strangely shaped bizarr rock formations on our birthday. We certainly enjoyed our trip to Cappadocia indeed!

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  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    I like the new tips about Cappadocia which is still one of my dream destination.

    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Apr 1, 2016 at 2:43 PM

      Hi Corra, Thanks for visiting our Turkey travel pages especially Cappadocia. Cappadocia is indeed beautiful and amazing. Hope you can visit this destination in the near future. ~ho & pang

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    we loved our 4 weeks driving around Turkey in June-July last year (another special place for a birthday!) very different to the huge group tour i was with for 2 weeks in 1999!

    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Mar 9, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      Hi Angela, Thanks for your visit to our Turkey travel pages, your ratings and your comments. We really appreciate them. Turkey is one of our top tourist nations in Europe. We can't wait to go back to Turkey again in the near future. ~ho & pang

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Excellent page Ho & Pang. Brought back memories of our 2010 visit and introduced us to many sights we had missed.

    • hopang's Profile Photo
      Oct 21, 2013 at 6:30 AM

      Hi Mike, Thanks for visiting our Turkey travel pages. The country is one of our favourite tourist nations in Europe. We hope to visit more cities in Turkey in the near future. ~ho & pang

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  • Aitana's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Hi Ho&Pang, thanks for a great page and fantastic tips of Turkey.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2011 at 8:02 AM

    Excellent page Hopang! The Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Statue of Seljuk Sultan, Hadrian's Gate, Red Tower (Kizilkule in Turkish), Library of Celsus are beautiful. Turky has such contrast with the old and new, and it all seems to meld together nicely!

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2010 at 5:06 AM

    This is a country I still strongly wish to visit. Great tips.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Hello, friends! You have managed to visit so many picturesque places there and hence have splendid memories.... Good for you!><><><

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    Ho and Pang, fabulous overview with brilliant photos of Turkey. Very practical transportation tips. Although I have been to most countries in Europe I still haven't made it to Turkey. I would love to take a Mud Bath right now. :-)

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    Enjoyed your page, very informative. Taking a 15 day coach tourlate September this year. Looks like we are in for a fantastic time.

  • morne's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    Fantastic page filled with lots of info. thanks for taking me on the tour of Turkey


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