Blue Mosque is the dominating aspects of the skyline in Istanbul. The magnificent structure has six minarets that shine silver in the light of the sun. The mosque was constructed close to four hundred years ago in about 1603 – 17 by Sultan Ahmet I. Sultan Ahmet I had the mosque built and designed so as to rival the grandeur of the great Haghia Sophia church, located just a short distance in the north. Continue reading “Two must-see attractions in the historic district of Sultanahmet, Istanbul” »
At the junction of the East and West civilisations, Nemrut Dagi (Mount Nemrut) is one of the most astounding sites in Turkey: A collection of colossal statues on a remote mountain 2150m high, adorning the temple and tomb of King Antiochus.
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The town is best know because of its old Turkish houses and has numerous pieces of art, of which over a thousand are under protection.
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The façade of the Dolmabahce Palace, built in the mid-19th century by Sultan Abdulmecit I, stretches for 600 meters along the European shore of the Bosphorus.
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