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Ephesus, Hevsel Gardens and Diyarbakır Fortress are now in UNESCO world heritage list!

Ephesus, Hevsel Gardens and Diyarbakır Fortress are now in UNESCO world heritage list!

Turkey is a very rich country by means of natural beauty, history and culture. Turkey is rewarded by this combination and the prize is given by UNESCO! UNESCO’s world heritage committee aims to identify the places being of special cultural or physical significance. Turkey has already  13 sites marked on the list. (You may see at the end of this…

World’s Most Beautiful 21 Cities including Two Turkish Metropolis
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World’s Most Beautiful 21 Cities including Two Turkish Metropolis

Certainly, you have probably seen lots of lists so far which contain some of the world’s most beautiful cities. Various websites prepare various lists of astonishing cities based on their taste. Here is ours! There are, of course, many different standards and perspectives to determine the “beauty” of a city. As for us, we have…

Turkey’s World Heritage: Xanthos-Letoon on the historical Lycian Way
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Turkey’s World Heritage: Xanthos-Letoon on the historical Lycian Way

Turkey’s world heritage has always dazzled people from all around the world. Home to dozens of civilizations, Turkey hosts many outstanding historical sites. Because the country once was the cradle of deep-seated Greek and Roman civilizations. As summer is here and coronavirus restrictions have been lifted, you need to visit them soon. Troy, Ephesus, Hierapolis, Göbeklitepe,…

The Archaeological Discovery That Changed The History of the World!

The Archaeological Discovery That Changed The History of the World!

Göbekli Tepe is located in the Germuş mountains of south-eastern Anatolia. This property presents monumental round-oval and rectangular megalithic structures. Hunter-gatherer societies erected these structures in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic age between 9,600 and 8,200 BCE. Societies of that times probably used these monuments in connection with rituals, most likely of a funerary nature, just like…

Former Ottoman Capital Bursa to Look Forward to South Korean Tourists

Former Ottoman Capital Bursa to Look Forward to South Korean Tourists

Officials in the northwestern province of the former Ottoman capital Bursa are carrying out special efforts. The main aim of the efforts is to ensure that tourists from South Korea visit the city more. They are also aiming to increase the tourism income of the former Ottoman capital. Bursa, by the way, is largely famous…

Turkey’s Ancient City of Patara To Be Honored in 2020
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Turkey’s Ancient City of Patara To Be Honored in 2020

The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said 2020 will be the “year of Patara” on Feb. 12. Patara is an ancient city and it is located in Turkey’s Mediterranean resort city of Antalya. For centuries, the ancient city served as the Lycian civilization’s main port city. The ancient city of Patara, located in Turkey’s…

The Marble Stairs of Heaven on Earth: Pamukkale

The Marble Stairs of Heaven on Earth: Pamukkale

Pamukkale(Cotton Castle) is one of the rarest and most exciting natural miracles on earth, which you shouldn’t miss. The travertines and the natural spring waters are used as natural healing pools and served as a spa center from ancient times to now. The stunning white calcium pools, which cling to the side of a ridge,…

Magnificent Castles in Turkey You Will Want to Explore Right away
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Magnificent Castles in Turkey You Will Want to Explore Right away

When it comes to talking about Turkey, there are innumerable facts to refer to. The country’s fascinating geographical position, its history that goes back thousands of years ago, … In addition to them, Turkey, or Anatolia became a land to many different civilizations throughout history. So, what the country has today which reminds the history…

Hot Air Balloon Rides over Göbeklitepe Archaeological Site

Hot Air Balloon Rides over Göbeklitepe Archaeological Site

Afterward Cappadocia, air balloon rides over Göbeklitepe is now the new trend. Hot air balloon rides over Göbeklitepe has officially begun after completing safety tests and presentation stages. Colorful hot air balloons now dot the blue skies above Göbeklitepe. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southeastern Turkey’s Şanlıurfa province. It has been intensely…

Turkey’s Mesir Paste — The Secret Aphrodisiacs from the Ottoman Period

Turkey’s Mesir Paste — The Secret Aphrodisiacs from the Ottoman Period

Mesir paste tradition (Mesir Macunu in Turkish) is a very old tradition in the history of Manisa. The city, by the way, is an Anatolian city in the Aegean region. So, the tradition dates back to almost 500 years. Mesir paste started as a medicine invention during the Ottoman period. However, it became an important part of…