THREE SIGNIFICANT PLACES OF TURKEY

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THREE SIGNIFICANT PLACES OF TURKEY

  1. 1. THREE SIGNIFICANT PLACES OF TURKEY
  2. 2. FETHİYE ÖLÜ DENİZ (DEAD SEA)
  3. 3. Fethiye is one of the popular resorts in Turkey. It is located in the southwest of Turkey and is about an hour drive from Dalaman International Airport. It is surrounded by high mountains and pine forests.
  4. 4. Fethiye, once known as  Telmessos , one of the major cities of the Lycian region in ancient times. Today there is a very well preserved theater with 10,000 seating capacity. The other main attraction is  the tomb of Amyntas , a Lycian noble.
  5. 5. Oludeniz  is probably the most famous beach in Turkey. The blue lagoon sweeps around on its seaward side into a vast half moon shaped sand  and pebble beach, all framed by a spectacular backdrop of pine forests and mountains. Fethiye and Oludeniz together offer their visitors wonderful scenery and holiday atmosphere.
  6. 6. BEYPAZARI
  7. 7. Beypazarı is a town and district of Ankara Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, approximately 100 km west of the city of Ankara .
  8. 8. The town was conquered by the Seljuk Turks in the 12th century, and settled by various lords of the Oghuz Turks, eventually becoming part of the Ottoman Empire.
  9. 9. Beypazarı today is a small town in a rural district famous for its carrots, (producing nearly 60% of Turkey's carrots), silverwork , and a high quality natural mineral water. The crystal mineral trona, a kind of natural soda used in glass-making is extracted in Beypazarı. With its rich history, architectural heritage and attractive rocky countryside Beypazarı is becoming increasingly attractive to visitors, especially day-trippers from Ankara.
  10. 10. NEMRUT
  11. 11. Mount Nemrut, is a 2134 meter tall mountain in eastern Turkey, near Malatya, Adıyaman, and Kahta. Nemrut Dağı is topped by a strange collection of huge statues put there around 62 BC by Antiochos I Theos of Commagene,a megalomanical king. They are supposed to represent the king and his relatives, the dieties of all the surrounding civilizations:Hercules,Zeus-Oromasdes,Ahura Mazda,Apollo-Mithras .
  12. 12. The kingdom fell soon after, and the site was completely forgetten. It was only rediscovered in the late 1800's when the Germans were surveying for a railroad they were building for Turkey. It's now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  13. 13. You can visit Nemrut Dağı on trips out of Malatya and Kahta. You drive up the mountain in the day, visit the site in late afternoon and watch sunset, then retire to a hotel near the summit.

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