There are so many things to do and attractions in Turkey and we finally got to visit this land of Anatolia during our Chan Brothers 10D7N trip! Check out our pick of the top 17 attractions and things to do in Turkey! Enjoy!
Top Things to do and Attractions in Turkey
1. Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Spend endless hours in this 500 years old Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Why not take home a Turkish lamp or some Turkish delights while you’re there?
2. Camlica Hill, Istanbul
Enjoy awesome views over the Bosphorus strait and Asia part of Istanbul at Camlica Hill!
3. Topkapi Palace, Istanbul
Treasuries and royal kitchen are some of the highlights of Topkapi palace. Enjoy a cuppa with views over the Bosphorus while you’re there!
4. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
Find out the legends of Hagia Sophia and the story behind why people are queuing up at this structure.
5. Blue Mosque, Istanbul
Enjoy the beautiful interiors of Blue Mosque and how it came to get its name. It’s original name? Sultan Ahmed Mosque!
6. Hippodrome, Istanbul
Can you imagine how the Hippodrome was original a race track for chariots?
7. Taksim Square / Istiklal Shopping Street, Istanbul
Feel the vibe and life of the city at Taksim Square. While you’re there, enjoy the tonnes of shopping options Istiklal shopping street offers!
8. Troja Ancient City of Troy
Myth or history? Find out if Achilles actually hid inside the Trojan horse as depicted in Brad Pitt’s 2004 film – Troy.
9. Ruins of Acropolis Pergamon, Bergama
Find out how arches were used to support the Acropolis of Pergamon. Genius this!
10. House of Virgin Mary
Did Mary really live here or was its an approximate guess?
11. Ruins of Ephesus
One of the most famous ruins in Turkey. Our favourite structure? The library of Ephesus!
12. Thermal pool and Turkish Bath
While in Pamukkale, remember to enjoy the thermal pools and Turkish bath! The bubbly blanket is definitely unlike any other baths we’ve experienced!
13. Travertines of Cotton Castle, Pamukkale
Pamukkale or Cotton Castle, got its name because it really does resemble a castle made of cotton doesn’t it? Enjoy thermal baths during the summer months!
14. Pigeon holes, Fairy chimneys and Monoliths of Cappadocia
These formation of Cappadocia are formed naturally…
15. Hot Air Balloon Flight in Cappadocia
Best enjoyed on a hot air balloon! Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime experience yah?
16. Turkish Belly Dancing
How come my belly doesn’t move like this?
17. Mall of Istanbul (MOI), Istanbul
With over 350 stores, Mall of Istanbul (MOI) offers endless dining, shopping and entertainment options. Indulge a little!
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