With natural beauty and the ruins of many civilizations, Turkey is home to numerous fascinating destinations calling on you to explore them
Hiding cultural diversity, natural beauties and many civilizations, Turkey embraces all visitors from around the world who are curious about the history of these fertile lands and natural beauties, most of which date back thousands of years.
Those who have visited Turkey and even those who are currently living in Turkey are well-aware that it is not possible to see all the beauty of this land in a short time. Unfortunately, most of us only know about tourist destinations from brochures and tourist websites, but there are hundreds of attractions even in the smallest provinces of this magnificent country.
Due to the diversity in Turkey, from the east to the west, before your Turkey adventure, you will need to scour the Internet to detect the most well-known places, and the sites you can afford to skip.
This article lists the 10 must-see places which would be well worth the effort to visit. Most of them are based on personal opinions and represent only some selected places chosen from among thousands of others.
1 Where sculptures tell the history: Described as an outstanding natural treasure, Mount Nemrut, with the tumulus containing the tomb of King Antiochus of the Commagene Kingdom, and several giant statues, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located on this mountain are numerous large statues assumed to be royal tombs dating back to the first century B.C. Accepted as the world’s highest open-air museum, Mount Nemrut is located in the Adıyaman provincial town of Kahta, and the beauty of the enchanting 10-meter statues and ancient Commagene sanctuary are mesmerizing.
2 A flame that does not die by day or by night: Chimera (called Yanartaş, meaning “burning stone” in Turkish), in the southern province of Antalya’s Olympos town, stands as one of the most mesmerizing examples of eternal flames around the world. The cause of the burning flames is methane gas oozing from the rocks on the mountain. These …