Thursday, 5 March 2015

Turkey- The Melting Point of East and West

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It’s the amalgamation of the world’s rich momentous inheritance and a great destination for people who want to treasure the unexplored era.

In this old nation where Europe meets Asia, the sun shines down on a remarkable combination of history and beauty, combining ancient ruins, inquisitive rock formations, brilliant shorelines and tumbledown towns with nostalgic panoramas.


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Istanbul shows all the indications of rapid advancement you'd expect in one of the world's fastest developing economies, with ever rising sparkling skyscrapers, shops reaching out to the horizon and cruise ships lining up in the Bosphorus waterway. But then, amidst the hurly-burly of this modern city, old mosques and castles rise sphinx-like from the muddle of tops.


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Easy-going evenings are spent in the restaurants which sway along the Ayvalik’s seafront. There is also a famous saying in Aegan which describes the tranquility of this classical town.


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Towards the end of a hot Aegean day, the sun sets on the stony ruins of a once-glorious city. About 2000 years ago, Ephesus was the capital of the Roman territory in Asia and the Empire's  biggest city after Rome. Toga wearing people once strolled along these avenues, however today the streets are different, with wildflowers popping out from between the flagstones and sprawling headless statues.

Lycian Way

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Among all the civilisations which rose and fell on the Anatolian level, the Lycians were the most confounding. Their kingdom was the Tekke Peninsula, where precipice tombs sarcophagi still litter the slopes over the Mediterranean. Walking past these remains can be one of the world's most beautiful walks, a 15-mile-long way known as the Lycian Way.


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Extraordinary sections of rock with mushroom-like shades weaver over the track against a scenery of complex valleys and curvy precipice faces. They were shaped by volcanic ash being compacted and dissolved into fabulous shapes and etched into troglodyte huts. At the point when Turkey was a piece of the Persian Empire (547-333 BC), Cappadocia was well known for its horse breeds, and they have held a glorious reputation.

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