Here are the top 7 tourist places in Turkey

1. Istanbul

5.0 /5

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Although not the official capital of Turkey, Istanbul is still very much the heart of all activities of the country. It is Turkey's largest and most populated city, and is also the centre of tourism of the country. It's played a huge role in the history of the Roman and Ottoman empires, and the city...

Best Time: March to May or September to November (Spring or Autumn)

2. Antalya

4.9 /5

2 out of 7
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Antalya is one of the oldest cities located in the country of Turkey. This place is known to be one of the largest cities situated across the coasts and has a population of around a million. This city is now characterised both as stylish as well as modern according to its standards. This place is a ...

Best Time: April to December

3. Ankara

3.3 /5

3 out of 7
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Ankara is a populated city located in the country of Turkey. This city is known to be the second largest city in the country following Istanbul. With a population of around 4.5 million this city is known to be the administrative centre of the nation. If you look at this city from a distance you woul...

Best Time: April to June and September to November

4. Cappadocia

4.8 /5

4 out of 7
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This historic region in central Turkey was once a province of the Byzantine and Roman empire, and was inhabited by several Christian communities over the centuries. It is popular for it's amazing collections of caves and churches carved into rocks, fair chimneys, and the numerous fascinating undergr...

Best Time: March to May or September to November (Spring or Autumn)

5. Kas

3.9 /5

5 out of 7
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Kas may not be the finest beach you have ever been too, however its central location as well as a pleasant atmosphere make it one of the most sought places by the tourists. This is one of the places where you can enjoy many water activities ranging from water sport to underwater diving.

Best Time: October to June

6. Pamukalle

4.7 /5

6 out of 7
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Pamukalle is a city located in the western side of Turkey. This city is called as the city of minerals as there are a lot of minerals left on the shores of this city by flowing water. Called as the natural spa this place has tourism as one of its major industries. People come to this place all the t...

Best Time: September

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7. Izmir

4.0 /5

7 out of 7
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Izmir is one of the main cities located in the country of Turkey. This metropolitan city is known to contain third largest number of people after Istanbul and Ankara. This place is known as the most westernised city located in Turkey and is known to have a history old to almost 4000 years. This is a...

Best Time: October to June

FAQs on Turkey

What is the currency of Turkey?

Turkish Lira is the official currency of the country. The notes here are in the denomination of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200. Turkey has no black market and thus it accepts UD dollars, Euro, British Pound or Deutschmarks but most of the times at poor exchange rates. Visa is the most popular card followed by MasterCard. Only high-end hotels, gift shops and restaurants accept American Express.

What is unique about culture of Turkey?

Turkey is home to an old Turkish culture representing the countryÕs arts, literature, and music mostly of religious theme though. Today, it houses every extreme of Western and Eastern culture shaping a new identity over the last century. All the nationals of the country self-identify as Turks irrespective of their ethnic background.
Official language of Turkey is Turkish. Kurdish is also spoken in the southeast by a minority. Other languages spoken widely in tourist areas and major cities include English, French and German. Some of the commonly spoken Turkish phrases are:
Hello Ð Merhaba/ Selam
Hello (on phone) Ð Alo/ Efendim
Welcome - Ho? Geldiniz (hosh gel-din-iz)
Yes Ð Evet
No Ð Hayir (hi-ear)
I am sorry: …zŸr dilerim (ouz-ur dill-ear-im)
Please Ð LŸtfen (Lut-fen)
Excuse me Ð Afedersiniz (Aff-ed-dar-san-iz)
Islam is the main religion of the country with around 70% Sunni, 25% Alevis and minority group of Christians.

How is Turkey divided into regions?

The geographical position of Turkey is quite strategic connecting Europe and Asia. The country touches border with Georgia and Armenia to the northeast, Iran to the east, Iraq to the south-east, Mediterranean and Syria to the south, the Aegean Sea to the west and Greece and Bulgaria to the north-west. Around 97% area of the country, lies in the Asia Minor (or Anatolia) while only 3% of the country's area called Thrace is the European portion bordering Bulgaria and Greece. The two parts are separated by the Bosphorus, a strait linking the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea. Ankara, the biggest city of the country, lies in the central plains of Anatolia. One will observe a huge difference between the cultures of the western part of Turkey, which is modernised while the eastern sections are quite conservative.
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