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Turkey, a country full of history, resorts, beaches and delicious cuisines should not be visited in a rush. There is a lot to witness in the country and therefore you need to have ample amount of time so that you can visit the major tourist attractions. You are free to pick your favourite beach resort and go on long rides with your friends or family. It is the only country that lies both in Europe and Asia and therefore its culture is very diverse. You will also find Asian culture as well as European trends in the country that will increase your craving for staying a bit longer. All you need to do is plan your holidays online so that you can get appropriate deals for your money.  

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Some Amazing Places to See in Turkey: 

Cappadocia
This unique region of volcanic landscapes and rock-carved was largely forgotten by the Western world until rediscovered by a French priest, who published his vast research in the 1930s and 1940s. Its renown has now spread worldwide, and Cappadocia has become one of the most visited and photographed areas of Turkey.

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The tourist season generally runs from April to November, but the place always looks lovely in the winter months when there is usually a coating of snow on the fairy chimneys. These chimneys were formed by the effects of wind, snow and rain erosion over the course of millennia, on the soft porous volcanic rock called tufa. Unlike the harsh greys and blacks associated with most volcanic rock, the tufa has shades of yellow, pale grey, mauve, pink and umber, reflecting its mineral richness.

 

Pamukkale 

Pamukkale (Pamuk-alay) means ‘cotton castle' in Turkish, and it is a most appropriate name. This huge natural travertine fountain is one of the country’s most famous attractions and one of its most beautiful and spectacular landscapes.

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Terraces of shallow limestone pools the shape of oyster shells cling to the hillside like a giant, stepped pool against the blue sky. From a distance it looks like piles of raw cotton; close up, the limestone is brilliant white and its edges glitter like diamonds-so don’t forget your sunglasses! It is an overnight trip inland from the Mediterranean coast, but well worth a visit.  

Nemrut Dagi 

This is easily one of eastern Turkey’s best-known sites, the weird colossal stone heads set on a remote mountaintop. Historically Nemrut Dagi has almost no significance. It is no more than a vast funeral monument to the ruler of a small local dynasty who suffered delusions of grandeur. But for all that, it is astonishing and unlike anything else in the world.

Nemrut Mountain

The kingdom only extended from Adiyaman to Gaziantep, and was called Commagene, established in the 1st century bc. It lasted less than 200 years. Antiochus, the king who created this sanctuary, depicts himself here surrounded by, and as an equal with, the gods and great kings, yet he chose such a remote setting on the summit of the 2,150m (7,054ft) Nemrut Dagi that it was not discovered until after World War II. The first rough road was built up to it in the 1960s. Before that, ascent was by donkey and took two days.  

Patara
Patara boasts a superb sandy beach 22km (13.5 miles) long, which is protected because it is a turtle nesting area. The nearby tourist village of Gelemis has a few basic hotels, but the authorities are attempting to limit further development. It is only a village today, but in antiquity, before it sanded up, it was Lycia’s port, where the Xanthos River meets the sea.

Patara Beach

The ancient city has seen little excavation, and it is charming now to discover the theatre half-submerged in sand, and the occasional overgrown temple. The most imposing building of all is also the most difficult to reach, the vast long granary of Hadrian, where local grain was stored before being shipped back to Rome.  

Food & drink

Turkish cuisine is considered to be one of the greatest in the world. For an excellent book on the subject, see Turkish Cookery by Sally Mustoe . Though the days of the great Ottoman banquets are long gone, Turks still make meal times an event. Freshness is the key to Turkish food -you need only look at the mountains of seasonal fruit and vegetables on sale in local markets or the seafood on ice at harbour-front restaurants for evidence of this. Dishes are generally cooked in olive oil, and a range of herbs and spices has traditionally been used to add flavour, but these are never overpowering.  

Shopping 

Turkey offers an unusually large variety of souvenirs, and most people are pleasantly surprised by the high standard and good value. In the bazaars, bargaining is the norm, and even when prices are marked, you should aim to knock around one-third off the first quoted price. As a general rule the longer you are prepared to spend bargaining, the better the deal you get. In shops like pharmacies, grocers, clothes boutiques and so on, the prices are fixed, so there is no point trying to bargain over a packet of aspirin.

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In a nutshell, Turkey is a place that you won’t be able to get enough of. The country is very rich in history, resorts, fashion and accessorial trends. So if you have already fixed the days of your holidays in the country, then you better sleep on it for making a wise decision.