What is Turkey famous for?
Lately, many people have a wrong idea about Turkey, they take it out of their list of countries to visit because they think it´s not safe anymore. After visiting the country, we have seen that now it´s the best time to go. There are not that many tourists and the country is totally fine. One of the things that Turkey is famous for is that it´s one of the few countries divided in two continents which makes it a very special place. There are many things to do and see in the country, like admiring beautiful landscapes and trying delicious food... but also there are many historical and interesting facts to learn about Turkey. Here is a list of "What is Turkey famous for?"
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What famous places are worth visiting in Turkey?
The huge variety of places there are in in the country, is for sure one of the things that Turkey is famous for. These are some of the great places worth visiting in Turkey: From amazing beaches through the 8000km of Coast line that the country owns, to huge mountains ranges with high peaks including the Mount Ararat. Which is the highest mountain in Turkey with more than 5000 meters. There are also big cultural cities like Istanbul or Ankara, the capital of Turkey. And historical places like the ruins of Ephesus. Last of all, if you are a nature lover, there are natural parks like Munzur valley Natural park or Kaçkar mountains national park.
The Wonders of Turkey
There are two special places in Turkey that are not in the 7 wonders list but could be included without any doubt, the first one is Pamukkale, known also as the cotton castle, and it´s one of the most visited places in Turkey. The second one is the one that all of you probably know…Cappadocia. Cappadocia is for sure the best place to visit in Turkey. There´s nothing better than enjoying a magical sunset while watching the hot air balloons at this special formations.
What food is Turkey famous for?
Not everyone knows it, but the Turkish cuisine is one of the best in the world. That of course takes part of what is turkey famous for. Either if you are from Europe or if you are from Asia, you will be impressed by how good and unique the taste of most of the Turkish meals is.
Turkish restaurants in Turkey
It´ll surprise you, how the Turkish restaurants work in Turkey. For example, you´ll not have the need to order all your meals at the same time. Instead you can go step by step ordering once you finish with your plate. Another thing you should have in mind when visiting Turkey, is that in some places they tend to give you small appetizers without being ordered and you may think they´re free. Later, when the bill comes you´ll realize it is higher than what you were expecting, so they do have a prize. Anyway, the Turkey food prices aren´t very expensive. Another thing you should know about the restaurants in Turkey, is that the waiters can be a little bit fast. They´ll even take the food away when you´re still eating. If this happens to you, don´t be shy and tell them to wait until you finish.
Where to eat in Turkey?
One of the most interesting facts about Turkey, is that there is a huge variety of places where you can eat. The first option, is the typical Lokanta, which is the common restaurant, where you can have soup or meat dishes (normally these dishes are cocked earlier, and they keep them "warm"). Another type of places to eat in Turkey, are the restorans. The restorans are like the Lokanta but a little higher in quality and where they offer a wider menu. Last of all, if you are in a hurry and want to eat something quick, your best choice will be to eat in a kebab place. These are some of the most typical ones, but you will see there are more kinds all over the country.
Traditional Turkish dishes
Now if we are talking about the most common and traditional dishes, then you should try the Simit. Which is the typical bread of Turkey. Of course something you can´t miss when visiting Turkey are their famous kebabs. If you are one of those who like spicy food try the Adana kabab. The yogurts are also avery good dish in Turkey that we advise to give a try. To finish, one of their most famous dessert is the Künefe and of course it´s another plate which also has pistachio inside. You will realize most of their desserts taste like pistachio.
Turkey is famous for it´s geographical location
On the top of our list of 5 facts about Turkey and the biggest reason why Turkey is famous is it´s geographical location,. The country of Turkey is located between east of Europe and the west of Asia. Therefore, Turkey is one of the few places on earth divided in two different continents. The city of Istanbul is the one that divides the two continents, that makes possible to see a great diversity all over the city, in the people and in their cultures. It is also surrounded by eight different countries: Iraq, Bulgaria, Georgia, Iraq, Greece, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Syria, which makes it even a more globalize country.
History of Turkey country
Turkey is also very famous for it´s history. There has been many successions and many changes of empires, it has been a country dominated by the Persians, by the Greeks and by the Romans. Turkey was known as the Byzantine Empire. All the empires have left their legacy and that´s one of the reasons why Turkey is full of history and knowledge and has so many cultures sharing the country. The Ottoman empire was the one who influenced the Islam through the whole country. After they fall in 1918, turkey become into a more modern country. Now Turkish are 99% Muslims and have a powerful language that is spoken through the whole country.
Public transport in Turkey
Now that you know the whole "what is Turkey known for" list, if you´re planning to make a trip to Turkey, you should learn to move around the country. There are many options for public transport in Turkey. Suburban trains, local buses, subway, trams, minibuses and taxis. The best thing of the public transport in Turkey, is that in most of the places you can buy a card and pay a deposit. This one can be used in the different transports, without needing a special card for each one. Local buses are the cheapest option, and every city of Turkey, provide this service. Metro is the fastest option, but not every place has it. Another choice, is the tram, although you won´t find it everywhere, in big cities like Istanbul are very usefull. To finish, the taxis in Turkey are all around, so you´ll always have that option.
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