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Turkey – a country of mosques and the core of an ancient civilization

Travel always enrich our knowledge, but also fill the heart and soul of new experiences and unforgettable memories. Turkey is just that  country, visiting of which you will surely fall in love with its blue coast, interesting monuments of antiquity and natural wonders, born by the centuries-old of volcanic activity. Here you get to know the charming and hospitable people, enjoy sunsets over the sea and you will know the deep and ancient traditions of the nation who played a key role in the historical intrigue for centuries.

Istanbul, located in the western part of the country, is a unique city in Turkey and the whole of Asia Minor, and the only city situated practically on two continents. It separated by the sea and many regions can be obtained by ferry from the center. This cosmopolitan and bustling city, chaotic and charming, full of attractions and a priceless historical and cultural monuments, including the most significant of them the Hagia Sophia, built by order of Emperor Justinian around 530, and until 1453 being the largest Christian sanctuary in the world.

By not less beauty and grandeur differs the Blue Mosque, built right in front of the Cathedral by order of Sultan Ahmet in 1600, whose goal was to surpass the size and beauty of Aya Sofia. At the sight of these both grandiose buildings, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, it is not easy to conclude which one is more beautiful.

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Among the most interesting tourist destinations of Turkey should be noted the Cappadocia region, which is especially in demand due to the historical places, geological attractions, picturesque villages and temples carved into the rocks.

This area provides fantastic scenery, where you can deeply explore in the vicinity the traditions and get in touch with the real Turkey. Among the important places of Cappadocia listed picturesque town of Goreme, which has a very unusual landscape formed by volcanic eruptions. Houses, restaurants, boarding houses and small hotels here are carved into the rock. This open-air museum – Goreme – simply charming. Here you can visit several rock shrines and chapels covered with frescoes from the beginning of the Byzantine and Seljuk times, between the tenth and thirteenth centuries.

Another place in Cappadocia, that deserves the special attention is Uchisar village, where you can see a spectacular fortress, also carved into the rocks, offering unparalleled views of the valley. On the way to the Üçhisar can be observed the rock formations in the shape of a cone, which locals call the fairy chimneys of Argeo volcano.

In short, Cappadocia fascinates and attracts visitors from all over the world who want to witness the unique features of these lands.

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