Fun Things to Do in Turkey

Fun Things to Do in Turkey

Turkey is a beautiful travel destination that is abundant with historical and archeological sites, gorgeous beaches and very friendly people. It has such a huge variety of fun things to do that you will be spoilt for choice. It gives you a chance to immerse yourself in a blend of different cultures as you sample their flavorful cuisine.

If you are planning a trip to Turkey, here are some of the best fun things that you can do. These activities will most definitely leave you yearning for the next visit to this amazing country. Believe me, one trip visiting Turkey is not enough. You cannot see everything on one trip only.  

Visit the Aqua Vega Aquarium

happy family inside Aqua Vega Aquarium

The Aqua Vega is among the biggest underwater aquariums in Europe. Located in Ankara, this aquarium holds a capacity of 4.5 million liters in total, in both of its fresh and saltwater aquariums. It is home to thousands of intriguing sea creatures from all over the globe and it is such a fun to be place for the whole family.

A visit to this underwater aquarium gives you a chance to explore some of its fascinating spots. These include the Sea Shell Museum, the jungle corner and the Adrenaline World. In some of the spots, you get a chance to get up close and personal with different sharks and other marine creatures.

Explore the gorgeous Pamukkale Travertines

Pamukkale, also known as the Cotton Castle has extremely breathtaking scenery due to its numerous travertines. It is also home to different hot springs making it one of the most unique places in Turkey.

It attracts huge numbers of local tourists as well as international tourists. A visit to this place gives you a chance to enjoy the fascinating views of the cotton-like mini pools. Soaking your feet in the hot water springs is such an unforgettable feeling too.

Enjoy a hot air balloon trip in Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a historical and cultural region center that is located in central Anatolia in Turkey. It basically consists of rocks and hills that make fascinating natural wonders, which makes the region a popular tourist destination.

The best activity in this place is taking a hot air balloon trip early in the morning. This is a thrilling trip that gives you panoramic views of the beautiful rocky landscapes. You are also treated with a delicious champagne breakfast and awarded with a certificate of riding in an air balloon. In addition, you can explore other attractions in this area such as the famous Derinkuyu underground city among others.

Watch Whirling Dervishes

A whirling dervish is such a spectacular and captivating performance to watch. Although you may not understand the meaning behind this religious performance, you will most certainly be carried away the colorful whirling fabric and the smooth ecstasy.

Catch these performances at Galata Mevlevihanesi in Istanbul or at Muemmar Karaca Tiyatrosu every Sunday from 6.00 PM. Trust me, the whirling dervishes is a performance you would not want to miss.

Explore the Kirklareli  Dupnisa Cave

The Kirklareli Dupnisa Cave in Sardine village, Demirkoy is a natural wonder that was formed over 3 million years ago. It features numerous icicle galleries and stalactite. There is also an ice-cold river that runs inside this cave. A walk inside this cave is a thrilling and a memorable experience.

Ski or snowboard in Uludag

man snowboarding in Uludag

If you love sporting in ice, Uludag Mountain in Marmara is a wonderful destination, especially during winter. You can ski or snowboard as you enjoy Iskender, a popular Turkish kebab in a variety of hotels in that region.

Eat authentic Turkish cuisine

One of the foremost things that Turkey is known for is its cuisine. This food has a rich history, having borrowed excerpts from different cultures. However, it also has a rich and wonderful taste. When you get to Turkey, you do not want to eat local cuisine in the big hotel restaurants. It is best to go and try your hand at the small local restaurants. These ones offer unadulterated Turkish food, which will leave lasting impressions on your mind.

Try Ciya Sofrasi, Bitlisli and Mantici for their kebab and yoghurt. You also want to try the wonderful manti, which is as Turkish as they come. The Asian side of Istanbul has awesome palate delights, and so does the European side.

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