There are so many different reasons to travel to Turkey, and one could write a book on what all there is to see and do in Turkey. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should visit Turkey.
Turkey is a splendidly historical country with some of the finest cuisine you will ever get an opportunity to eat. The amazing scenery is varied from beaches to mountains and the great city of Istanbul.
Reason #1: The food is really Amazing:
Every section of Turkey has its very own food culture, there are unique ingredients and therefore the recipes are varied. Unknown to outsiders, Turkish cuisine is much more than the tasty kebab and baklava which are world-famous. Their food includes fresh seafood, a whole world of desserts (other than Baklava), opulent breakfast spreads, and of course the Ottoman classics, vegetable dishes, and much more.
Reason #2 Beautiful beaches:
The country has more than its share of beaches such as Bodrum, Kusadasi, Izmir, and Fethiye. The beaches have everything from secluded areas to the most happening beach parties. There are so many beaches to explore both on the Mediterranean and Aegean Coast.
Reason #3 Turkish baths:
What is a trip to Istambul without a visit to a Hamam? A visit to a Hamam, while touristy, is one of the most Turkish activities you can do while you are there. Almost all of Istanbul’s Hamams has a magnificent architecture that goes back to Ottoman times. Marble floors, soaring domes, graceful fountains, and brilliant tiles adorn the Hamam.
The attendants will be formidable, it is akin to a vigours rubdown and less of a relaxing spa. The bathing area is communal but separated by sex. Men will be given a local thin towel to drape around their waist, and women will be given a disposable bottom.
The hamam experience has become synonymous with Turkey and is a favorite among many visitors. Being scrubbed and then washed and massaged in a cloud of soap foam is a truly spectacular way to unwind.
Reason #4 Out of the world shopping:
Carpets, clothes, dry fruits, spices, lights, and so much more to shop while in Turkey. You will thank the airlines for having a restriction on the baggage allowance; otherwise one can go complete berserk while shopping here.
Reason #5 The people:
Turkish are known for their intense hospitality and an opportunity to mingle with them is an experience of human relationships, as you walk into stores you are greeted with a cup of coffee or tea. Should you be fortunate enough to be invited to the home of Turkish family at the very minimum you will be offered endless cups of tea and snacks, a meal with a local family is something to be experienced.
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