Middle East - Turkey (Chapter)
This is the Turkey chapter from Lonely Planet’s Middle East guidebook.
Turkey is where Asia and Europe meet and meld together. The ‘bridge between continents’ tag may be a cliché but this nation’s juxtaposition of modern sophistication and ancient tradition is a surprising and heady brew that turns many travellers’ first perceptions on their head. Steeped in age-old culture but imbued with a contemporary go-getting pulse, Turkey defies being pinned down and is the perfect introduction to the Middle East.
- craning your neck to gaze at Byzantine fresco frippery and Ottoman artistry before haggling your heart out in the Grand Bazaar, in İstanbul
- remembering the fallen at the WWI battlefields on the Gallipoli Peninsula
- experiencing hypnotic Sufi swirling at the home of dervishes in Konya
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: İstanbul & around, Edirne, Bursa, Aegean Coast, Çanakkale, Troy (Truva), Eceabat (Maydos), Gallipoli (Gelıbolu) Peninsula, Ayvalık, Bergama & Pergamum, İzmır, Selçuk, Kuşadası, Pamukkale, Bodrum, Mediterranean Coast, Marmaris, Fethiye, Ölüdeniz, Patara, Kalkan, Kaş, Olympos & Çıralı, Antalya, Side, Alanya, Antakya (Hatay), Central Anatolia, Ankara, Safranbolu, Konya, Cappadocia (Kapadokya), Göreme & around, Avanos, Ürgüp, Kayseri, Black Sea & Northeastern Anatolia, Trabzon, Erzurum, Kars, Doğubayazıt, Southeastern Anatolia, Van, Diyarbakır, Mardin, Şanlıurfa (Urfa), Nemrut Dağı (Mt Nemrut), Gaziantep (Antep), Understand Turkey, Turkey Today, History, People, Language, Religion, Food, and Survival Guide.
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