The Nargile Bars are an inseparable part of the social life of Turks. These bars usually serve a communal Hookah pipe with the most authentic Turkish tobacco that is rich, flavorful and smooth. You can also sample the essential Turkish coffee and other snacks along with some essential Turkish sweets.
The Hagia Sophia monument is an amalgamation of history, culture, and religion. It was once a church under the Byzantine empire, was converted to a mosque by Mehmet the Conqueror, and now stands as a museum in its current form. Vast documents can be written about it, but it would suffice to know that it is a monument of unmatched magnanimity.
If there exists a place in the world that has the power to make you marvel at the beauty and power of nature, it is Pamukkale. The limestone deposits have succeeded in creating natural and thermal water pools. These pools that stand in stark contrast with the turquoise sky are a sight to behold and are believed to have the power to cure various skin diseases.
Going to Turkey and not seeing Cappadocia is equivalent to looking at the night sky and not seeing the moon. Cappadocia is home to the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Goreme National Park and the landscape of the country oozes romance and solitude. Hot Air Ballooning is a great way to see these vistas in all their glory.
The Blue Mosque is easily one of the most easily identifiable and most photographed monuments in Turkey. Considering the fact that Islam is the most widely practiced religion in the country, it is also among its holiest monuments. The six minarets of the mosque and its exteriors that are bedecked with blue iznik tiles give it its unique character.
Cemberlitas Hamami is among Turkey’s best kept secrets. The bath was designed by Mimar Sinan and features a huge communal pool filled with heated water. Lower all your inhibitions and jump into this pool of tranquility.
A sacred relic of the Sufi saint and poet Rumi, the dance of the dervishes is a spectacle to behold. Sama and Dhikr are the two types of dances that you can have the pleasure of witnessing being performed in front of you. It is said that these dances are performed as an offering to the almighty.