Turkey is a very beautiful , historical , and interesting country with many ancient attractions. The culture of Turkey takes its roots from the Ottoman Empire. Straddling many countries, Turkey is the bridge between Europe and Asia. 75 million people live there. Turkey has many cities with ancient history, and largest and arguably the most beautiful city is Istanbul. Constantinople was the name of Istanbul a long time ago. One on the most famous attractions in Istanbul , the Hagia Sophia what is mean Holy Wisdom from Greek language. It is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum, people from Turkey consider Hagia Sophia to be one of their most precious landmarks.
The Nemrut Mountain is another very ancient attraction in Turkey which located in the Province of Adyaman. The Commagene State was founded in the first century B.C. King Antiochus , who was known to be an art lover, decided that his grave should be at the summit of Nemrut Mountain and he said , " Those who come to visit my grave should wear their most beautiful clothes and the most fragrant perfumes".
And another historical and ancient place in Turkey name is Cappadocia. It is a geological wonderland which is sometimes considered to have covered a triangular area. Its vast grassland was ideal for raising horses, sheep and other small stock. Silver , copper and salt have been mined. In the Persian Language the word of Cappadocia , meant " Land of the well bred horses".
Pamukkale is another beautiful and historical place in Turkey. The Pamukkale , meaning "Cotton Castle" in the Turkish language, it is natural site in the province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs-terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years.
The Ephesus is one of the most famous place in Turkey . The House of the Virgin Mary within this ancient city. Ephesus which was established as a port, used to be the most important commercial centre , as it played a great role in the ancient times with its strategic location.
Turkey has four seas. The names of the four seas are : The Black Sea, The Sea of Marmara, The Aegean Sea and The Mediterranean Sea.
Every year , millions of tourists travel to Turkey to visit and enjoy this great country.