Turkey The Land Of Legends

Published: July 23, 2018
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Turkey is an ancient land, the cradle of civilisation and the centre of world history. Indeed, it is a captivating blend of East and West, antiquity and contemporary, the exotic and the familiar. During my travels, I visited three impressive cities of Turkey; Istanbul, Konya and Cappadocia

Istanbul

where continents meet

It is a magical meeting place of East and West. It is a transcontinental city that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus. Historically, It is known as Constantinople and Byzantium. It is home to many top attractions such as Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofia , Blue Mosque , Basilicia Cistern and Grand Bazaar. I highly recommend the Bosphorus Cruise as it is the highlight of Istanbul.

Konya

city of Rumi and Whirling Dervishes

Known as the City of Hearts, Konya is situated south of Ankara in Turkey‘s Central Anatolia region. The Persian poet and Sufi thinker “Mevlana” or Rumi settled in this city during the reign of Sultanate of Rome with Konya as its capital. Konya boasts of Mevlana Museum, resting place of Maulana Rumi and Sham – I Tabrezi. One can also enjoy Sema- the dance of whirling dervishes here.

Cappadocia

The land of “ Fairy Chimneys” and cave dwellers

Cappadocia is so unique in natural, historical and archaeological wonders that it is today one of the most favoured tourist destinations of the world. The hot air balloon ride over the scenic view of Cappadocia will make your visit worthwhile. My stay in Turkey was an unforgettable experience. Each city was magical in its own way and offered diverse impressions to visitors. I was truly amazed. All in all, my visit to Turkey was definitely a blend of adventure, breathtaking scenery, unique culture and heritage and amazing people.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Amir
    Jul 24, 2018 - 1:02AM

    Ive been to Turkey 4 times a find it a bit overrated. Pakistan is better than Turkey….Recommend

  • Shahid
    Jul 28, 2018 - 6:12PM

    I think you went each time with your eyes closed. These are two very different countries . Pakistan has its own charm but Just look at the number of tourists visiting the two countries. You are looking at Pakistan as a mother looking at her son but don’t cross limits,@Amir: Recommend

  • Nias
    Jul 29, 2018 - 2:39PM

    Writer must mention duration of stay and expenses incurred for this trip to help readers to have practical idea of cost of kind of trip.It will be practically helpful for those who not only read this kind of article but also get inspired to explore such places.Recommend

  • abhi
    Jul 29, 2018 - 9:35PM

    I too think Turkey is overrated. It is neither ancient land nor cradle of civilisation. Just overhyped for tourism sake.Recommend

  • kp
    Aug 8, 2018 - 8:21PM

    Seems to me the author is too excited, Let me tell you these Human right conditions are worst. Go to the distant part of turkey and you will find churches are locked. Turkey is an epitome of hate and intolerance.Recommend

  • Hammayun
    Aug 15, 2018 - 10:50AM

    Leades make the nation go in a direction that maks it Great . Our leaders couldn’t find peace for themselves “as they were to busy to make most out of their reign” how could they take this nation to a destination which holds glory . Recommend

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