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8 Must-Do Things in Turkey For a Spectacular Turkey Trip

Are you planning to go on a wonderful trip to Turkey? And are totally clueless about how to make it worth it? Don’t worry, You have come to the right place to learn about the Must-Do things in Turkey. Dive in to know more about this beautiful country crafted by the experts of PickYourTrail.

Turkey: Let’s clear the basics

First and foremost is to learn about Turkey. Know the basics of whether this is the place you are looking for or not. Turkey is a mix of two continents and is situated in the Mediterranean region of Eurasia. Almost 93% of Turkey is in Asia and the rest 7% is in Europe. The Bosphorus River divides the country into two. Even after 7% of Turkey is in Europe, it has so much to give to its traveler. The capital of Turkey is NOT Istanbul but “Ankara“. Many people think it’s Istanbul but not. The diversity in culture and the open-for-all religious attitude have made Turkey stand in the top 10 destinations to visit for sure.
If you are someone who loves the roman times and want to witness roman architecture, then Turkey is where you should head next. It is home to the beautiful skylines of Istanbul and unique experiences like the Hot Air balloon or the famous Tea of Turkey. Let’s start off with the best things to do in Turkey.

Also Read: 8 must visit places in Turkey

 

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  1. Hot Air Balloon, Cappadocia
  2. Wet Burger of Turkey
  3. The Blue Mosque
  4. Pamukkale Hot Springs
  5. Fortune Reading at Coffee Shop
  6. Dry Fruits of Turkish Market
  7. The Bosphorus Ferry
  8. Sailing at Kekova Islands

1. Hot Air Balloon, Cappadocia

Situated in the center of Turkey, Cappadocia is known for the panoramic view that it provides to you. It is located in the hills which rise from the Anatolian Plains. The most famous activity to do in Cappadocia is the Hot Air Balloon experience. Once you sit in the hot air balloon and reach a height, the view which you will witness is unimaginable. All the fairy chimneys along with you will be there at a height of 850 feet or even more from the ground and it will make you feel like you are in some kind of paradise which you have always dreamt of.

This activity is there throughout the year and is best to be experienced during sunrise time. Since the experience which is being given is magical, hence the price is not that cheap. The cost can be anywhere between 150 – 200 USD per person. It is a bit expensive activity but is surely worth the money. You can do it either during morning or evening to view the magical sunset. Make sure you have it booked priorly.

Also Read: Activities to be done in Cappadocia

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2. Wet Burger of Turkey

We all have had burgers in our lives. Be it veg or non-veg. But the one in Istanbul is not there worldwide but is famous worldwide. There is a huge difference. Wet Burger is also known as Islak Burger is a famous late-night snack that is drenched in sauce and is pure bliss for your taste buds. The reason why it is famous because the bun is filled with tomato sauce and garlic touch, which makes the taste boost up by a great percentage and makes the burger even more delicious than the usual one.
Isn’t this mouth-watering? And the best part is, it is available 24*7. Just find where you get this and get lost in the heavenly taste!

Also Read: Best Foods To Try In Turkey

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3. The Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque is one of the finest and famous mosques situated in Istanbul, Turkey. It is also known as Sultan Ahmed Mosque. The unique Islamic Ottoman architecture of it is the main reason why you should definitely visit this beauty. For tourists, the mosque opens at 8:30 am but on Fridays, it opens after 1:00 pm. And also to have a clear idea, do read the schedule board which is there outside the mosque. During the prayer hours, no tourist is allowed to enter the mosque. You can explore the whole mosque and admire its structure and the very well-known Stone Water Fountain & also you can have a closer look at the 4 minarets which right above your head.

Also Read: The Blue Mosque in Istanbul

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4. Pamukkale Hot Springs

To see a white paradise with velvet stones and a scenic view, Pamukkale Hot Springs is the best & the most unique hot springs in the whole world to be. The natural hot water is very much enough to heal yourself. It is known as the Cotton Castle in Turkey. It is worth visiting any time of the day because of the view which you get from there. You have to walk from the parking and enter the pool barefoot and enjoy the lukewarm water and as you go even above the water gets hotter.

Also Read: Travel guide for Pamukkale

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5. Fortune Reading at coffee shop

The world is very big. Some people believe in things that others do not. And similar to that is the Fortune reading practice. Many don’t believe in it but those who do, are going to have a fun time in Turkey. But the type of Fortune reading which happens in Turkey is quite smart and engaging. So the coffee is served to you in a way that you can enjoy two things. First is the coffee itself and second is the suspenseful ending of it. Every coffee is served after being brewed properly on the stove and the ground beans are slowly mixed. You need to drink the coffee slowly so that the beans are settled at the bottom of the cup and the shape which is there tells something about your fortune! For instance, if you get a fish then you should be expecting a job promotion soon.

Also Read: Turkey In October 2021

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6. Dry Fruits of Turkish Markets

The markets of Turkey are a must-visit. The variety of local items to experience itself will make anyone fall in love with the market. The most unexplored part of the market is the variety of dry fruits available. Special mentions to the dried strawberries and apricots. You ask for how much or what size you need, the market is there to fulfil it for you. There are even cevizli sucuk, a special Turkish dry fruit and walnuts which are covered with crushed grapes that are a treat to your taste buds.

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7. The Bosphorus Ferry

As I mentioned earlier about how Turkey is divided into two by the Bosphorus River, you can get an experience of that as well. Ferries run during the evening times on the Bosphorus River. You can get a chance to witness the division and enjoy Turkey’s European and Asian architecture from one place. This is a must-do for honeymooners at least. Go for a romantic dinner on one of the cruises and live in Turkey as it should be.

Also Read: 8 Cruises From Turkey that Take You On a Luxury Ride

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8. Sailing at Kekova Islands

Kekova Island is situated in the southeast part of Turkey and it is an uninhabited island but is full of greenery. Years back it was used as a port but now it has turned into a tourist spot. You can sail through this Island and enjoy the turquoise water. While sailing you will be able to see the port and ancient tombs. This experience will let you explore the Islands in a very uniform manner and you can capture every moment to cherish them. It is truly something to be done for sure when in Turkey!

Also Read: 6 Most Beautiful Lakes In Turkey

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Turkey is calling now for sure. Hope you got these things there on your list. Make sure you have not missed out on any of these when you visit Turkey next. It is surely going to be worth the money you pay. If you are looking for some good options for Turkey, head over to the PickYourTrail website and find some great Turkey packages. You can even customize one trip for yourself, according to your suitability.
Thanks, Reader! Happy Vacationing 🙂

 

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