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Turkey has remained a favourite getaway for many years now and is often the first port of call when a backpacker packs his bag or a newly married couple plans for their honeymoon. Everybody is aware that there are many picturesque locations in Turkey and the country is also rich in heritage and portrays a splendid picture of both traditional and contemporary culture.

The adventure begins the moment that travelers step into the historic city of Istanbul. The city is located on either sides of Bosporus strait, which also acts a boundary among Asian and European territories. Istanbul is a perfect traveling destination, where hotels mostly enjoy maximum occupancy rates all year round.

Istanbul is a city suitable for all age groups and people with all kinds of preferences as the presence of number of prestigious museums, monuments, palaces, mosques and churches offer a wide array of choice. Further, the crowded squares, both modern and old bazaars and many other attractions guarantee fun-filled vacations. Some of the must see places in Istanbul are;

The Aya Sofya, also pronounced as Haghia Sofia in Greek
Egyptian Bazaar
The Blue Mosque, which is the largest mosque in Istanbul
The Hippodrome
Topkapi Palace
The Beylerbeyi Palace

Residents of Istanbul are polite and greet the travelers with big smiles while the local weather remains perfect for the tourists in between April to June and from September till the end of October. Holidays to Turkey should be planned with care as there can be rain showers from November till February.

The romantic coastline of western Turkey is best for all kinds of water sports. There are warm sandy beaches and sheltered bays, which tempt travellers from all over the globe. Moreover, visitors are tempted by the plethora of the local food and drink, which is so tempting and invigorating.

Turkey has much more to offer besides just Istanbul. Being surrounded by 3 different seas and a shoreline of around 7,200 km, most of the Turkish land is mountainous and offers great opportunities for hiking, climbing and trekking.

The south-eastern city of Antalya and Izmir in the east are perfect tourist destinations, while the capital, Ankara has its own significance. Holidays to Turkey are incomplete without roaming on the streets of Ankara. Places like Castle gate, Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, and the Painting and Sculpture Museum are always crowded with tourists. Atakule Tower and Shopping Center in Cankaya symbolize the modern Turkey. One can enjoy the most fascinating views of the city from Atakule Tower as it is located in the highest part of the capital.

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