Most beautiful places to visit & see in TURKEY. Four seasons...

Most beautiful places to visit & see in TURKEY. Four seasons...
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Perşembe, 23 Temmuz 2015 00:29

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Bismillahi'r - Rahmani'r - Raheem

 

Travel is good for the soul...

Turkiye, Turkey, Old Ottoman... Anatolia and Thrace... It's greatest, magnificent and beautiful hometown. My hometown... 

Certainly a must visit places in Turkish Land...

 

1 - Isparta, Lake Egirdir

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2- Egirdir Lake in Isparta Province. The lake lies in the Turkish Lakes Region.  

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3- Mount Davraz and Ski Center seen from University of Isparta. Also sometimes cited as Mount Davras, is a mountain and a winter sports and ski resort in the Taurus Mountains in Isparta Province in southern Turkey.

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4- A nostalgic steam train travelling on an iron bridge on Egirdir Lake

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5- Isparta Roses. Rose Gardens. Isparta: It is also known as the "City of Roses". The main economic activities of Isparta are the production of rose water, rose delight and handmade carpets. 

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6- Safranbolu, a Town of Traditional Houses... Safranbolu a town of Karabük Province is in Northwest of Blacksea Region. The Old Town preserves many old buildings, with 1008 registered historical artifacts. These are: 1 private museum, 25 mosques, 5 tombs, 8 historical fountains, 5 Turkish baths, 3 caravanserais, 1 historical clock tower, 1 sundial and hundreds of houses and mansions. Also there are mounds of ancient settlements, rock tombs and historical bridges. The Old Town is situated in a deep ravine in a fairly dry area in the rain shadow of the mountains. The New Town can be found on the plateau about two kilometers west of the Old Town. City of Safranbolu: Old Ottoman city...

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7- Remember it now; Safranbolu was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1994 due to its well-preserved Ottoman era houses and architecture.

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8- Trojan horse, Çanakkale Province... Trojan legend, one of the most impressive in the world myth. Dardanelles to the point where it opens into the Aegean Sea Troy is a settlement in the mound -type Hisarlık’ contain up to 6 km, a vibrant cultural city in the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC, the kingdom ‘s central governing settled agricultural communities.

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9- The Stone Mirror... Kaleiçi, with its narrow cobbled streets of historic Ottoman era houses, is the old center of Antalya. Antalya is the sixth most populous city in Turkey and the capital of its eponymous province. Located on Anatolia's flourishing southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast with over two millions people in its metropolitan area.

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10- Thermal Spas Center, Pamukkale, Denizli Province.

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12- Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.

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13- The library of Celsus at the Greek and Roman ruins of Ephesus (Efes), Selçuk town in İzmir Province.

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14- The library of Celsus is an ancient roman building in Ephesus, Aegean Turkey. It is most popular site in this city. The library is 2 stories building, at the front of library has four statues, which is Sophia (wisdom), Arete (virtue), Ennoia (thought) and Episteme (knowledge), according to legend.

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15- İzmir is a city in the western extremity of Anatolia and the third most populous city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara.

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16- Alaçatı is a village in Central Aegean. If you walk through the streets in this village, you will see the beautiful Greek architecture and very nice people. Now, this village is become to be the popular destinations in Turkey as well. Also, not only sightseeing tour, but you can do windsurfing as well.

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17- Ölüdeniz (literally Dead Sea, due to its calm waters even during storms; official translation name Blue Lagoon) is a small village and beach resort in the Fethiye district of Muğla Province, on the Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey, at the conjunction point of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas... It is located to the south of Fethiye, near Mount Babadağ.

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18- Bergama (Pergamon, Ancient Greek: τὸ Πέργαμον or ἡ Πέργαμος) was an ancient Greek city in Aeolis, currently located 26 kilometres (16 mi) from the Aegean Sea on a promontory on the north side of the river Caicus (modern-day Bakırçay). Today, the main sites of ancient Pergamon are to the north and west of the modern city of Bergama in Turkey.

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19- Lake Egirdir seen from mount top. Bird's eye view...

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20- Göreme (Ancient Greek: Κόραμα, Kòrama), located among the "fairy chimney" rock formations, is a town in Cappadocia, a historical region of Turkey. It is in the Nevşehir Province in Central Anatolia. The Göreme National Park (Göreme Milli Parkı in Turkish) was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.

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21- Kaş (Kash) is a small fishing, diving, yachting and tourist town, and a district of Antalya Province.

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22- Rock-cut tombs in Myra, an ancient town in Lycia, Turkey

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23- Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia, Turkey. Fairy Chimneys as a mysterious name, is a tale filled with miracles. Are also attaching the really most visible in the world , the coming out one of the various and romantic place.

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24- Midyat, Mardin, town in Southeast-Turkey.

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25- Ankara, is the capital of Modern Turkey. Located in central Anatolia.

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26- Hamamömü, antique houses. In case you are interested to get a feeling of how life was once in Ankara, find Hamamonu district, the newly restored neighborhood with old Ankara houses. Is located in Hamamönü neighborhood Altındağ district.

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27- Bodrum nights... Bodrum is a fascinating place. Bodrum is a district and a port city in Muğla Province. In the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gökova, and is also the center of the eponymous district. The city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Bodrum Castle, built by the Knights Hospitaller in the 15th century, overlooks the harbour and the marina.

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28- Maraş or Kahramanmaraş... Which used to be known as Maraş in the past, is a city in Turkey, located on the crossroad of southern, eastern and southeastern Turkey.

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29- Diyarbakır Castle... Diyarbakır, is the largest city in Southeastern Anatolia. On the banks of Dicle (Tigris), one of the greatest rivers of Middle East. Among the Artukid and Akkoyunlu it was known as "Black Amid" (Kara Amid) for the dark color of its walls, while in the Zafername, or eulogies in praise of military victories, it is called "Black Fortress" (Kara Kale). In the Book of Dede Korkut and some other Turkish works it appears as Kara Hamid.

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30- Sivas is very old city in Anatolia. Its name was Sebastiapolis in Byzantium period and it was an important city in the theme of Cappadocia. After Turks arrived, the city became an important centre during Seljuk period. In Ottoman period, Sivas was the capital of the province of Rum.

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31- Kovada Lake National Park, Isparta Province, Turkey.

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32- Kızıldağ National Park, Şarkikaraağaç, Isparta, Turkey. Şarkikaraağaç is a town and district of Isparta Province in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. "Şarki" means east; 'kara' means black and ağaç means tree.

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33 - Blue night of Istanbul

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34- The Galata Tower, Istanbul.

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The Galata bridge (local Karaköy–Eminönü, Istanbul) is a beehive of activity. Spanning the Haliç (Golden Horn), it's one of the main bridge for pedestrian to cross the Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) straight. 

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35- Ortaköy Mosque officially the Büyük Mecidiye Câmii (Grand Imperial Mosque of Sultan Abdulmecid Hân) in Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey. Is situated at the waterside of the Ortaköy pier square, one of the most popular locations on the Bosphorus. 

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36- Süleymaniye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul. View of the mosque from Galata Tower.

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37- Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Sultan 1st Ahmed.  Its Külliye contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is still popularly used as a mosque.

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38- The Fatih Mosque (Conqueror's Mosque" in English) is an Ottoman Imperial mosque located in the Fatih district of Istanbul. It was one of the largest examples of Turkish-Islamic architecture in Istanbul and represented an important stage in the development of classic Turkish architecture. It is named after Great Ottoman Sultan Muhammed the Conqueror, known in Turkish as Fatih Sultan Mehmed, the Ottoman Sultan who conquered Constantinople in 1453.

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39- Kaleiçi, Antalya. Kaleiçi is the historic city center of Antalya, Turkey. Until modern times, almost the entire city was confined within its walls. It has structures dating from the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Ottoman and modern Turkish eras. The Kaleiçi area is located in the centre-eastern portion of the city along the mediterranean coast fronted by the yacht harbour that dates to the Roman era. The name Kaleiçi means "Inside the Kale" or "Inner Kale" (Kale itself means castle or fortress).

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Kaleiçi and Yivli Minare... The Alaaddin or Yivli Minare Mosque ("Fluted Minaret" Mosque), commonly also called Ulu Mosque (Grand Mosque) in Antalya is a historical mosque built by the Anatolian Seljuk Sultan 1st Alaaddin Keykubad. It is part of a külliye (complex of structures) which includes the Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev Medrese, Seljuk and Dervish lodge, and the vaults of Zincirkıran and Nigar Hatun. The mosque is located in Kaleiçi (the old town centre) along Cumhuriyet Avenue, next to Kalekapısı Square. The mosque's fluted minaret called the Yivli Minare, which is decorated with dark blue tiles, is a landmark and symbol of the city.

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40- Antalya and Falezler (cliffs)... Mediterranean coasts...

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41- Lake Salda is a mid-size crater lake in southwestern Turkey, within the boundaries of Yeşilova district depending Burdur Province, and it lies at a distance of about fifty kilometers to the west from the province seat of Burdur. Salda is often cited as part of the "Turkish Lakes Region" that corresponds to the lands that extend across inner west- to southern Anatolia, especially in the provinces depending Isparta and Afyon, although Lake Salda is geographically separate from the larger lakes which are more to the west and, being a crater lake, is morphologically different.

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42- The Mevlânâ lodge, located in Konya Province, Turkey. Is the Kubbe-i Hadra (or Green Kubbe, mausoleum) of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Afghan-Turkish Sufi mystic also known as Mevlânâ or Rumi or Balkhi. It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes. 1st Alaadddin Keykubad (or Kayqubad) the Seljuk sultan who had invited Mevlânâ to Konya, offered his rose garden as a fitting place to bury Bahauddin Walad (also written as Bahaeddin Veled), the father of Mevlânâ, when he died on 12 January 1231. When Mevlâna died in 17 December 1273 he was buried next to his father.

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43- City view at night, Konya.

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Hacı Veyiszade Mosque view from Kultur Park, Konya.

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44- The Külliye: Sahn-ı Seman Medrese and Fatih Mosque. Sahn-ı Seman Medrese or Semâniyye (meaning: eight courtyards) is a 15th-century Ottoman Medrese complex in Istanbul, Turkey, which was part of the Fatih Mosque. It was one of the highest educational facilities of various sciences such as theology, law, medicine, astronomy, physics and mathematics, and was founded by the Turk astronomer Ali Kuşçu (Ali Qushji) who was invited by "the Ottoman Sultan Conquered Constantinople Fatih Sultan Mehmed" to his court in Istanbul.

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The medrese complex consisting of eight large and eight smaller (tetimme) medrese were built by order of Fatih Sultan 2nd Mehmed and completed in 1470. Till the construction of the medreses of the Suleymaniye complex (Külliye) the Sahn-ı Seman Medreses were considered as the most prestigious schools in the Ottoman Empire. They were a very large Islamic theological complex, grander in scale and organisation then earlier Ottoman medreses, constructed in the newly conquered (1453) former Byzantine capital city of Constantinople which became the new Ottoman capital. The goal of the complex was to make the city a center of Islamic science.

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45- Edirne, is a city in the Turkish region of East Thrace, close to its borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Edirne served as the third capital city of the Ottoman Empire from 1363 to 1453, before Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) became the Empire's fourth and final capital. At present, Edirne is the capital of Edirne Province in Turkish Thrace. 

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46- The Selimiye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque, which is located in the city of Edirne, Turkey. The mosque was commissioned by Sultan 2nd Selim, and was built by architect Mimar Sinan between 1569 and 1575. It was considered by Sinan to be his masterpiece and is one of the highest achievements of Islamic architecture.

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The Selimiye Mosque in Edirne Province, Turkey.

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47- A view from Mount Spil (Sipylus), Manisa Province, Turkey. 

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Mount Spil (Sipylus)... In Manisa... Elevation 1,513 m or 4,964 ft. Manisa is a booming center of industry and services, advantaged by its closeness to the international port city and the regional metropolitan center of İzmir and by its fertile hinterland rich in quantity and variety of agricultural production. In fact, İzmir's proximity also adds a particular dimension to all aspects of life's pace in Manisa in the form of a dense traffic of daily commuters between the two cities, separated as they are by a half-hour drive served by a fine six-lane highway nevertheless requiring attention at all times due to its curves and the rapid ascent (sea-level to more than 500 meters at Sabuncubeli Pass) across Mount Sipylus's mythic scenery.

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TO BE CONTINUED... MAYBE TOMORROW...

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