Turkey is so beautiful that no matter which city you visit, you can have fun, and it isn’t an exaggeration to say that this country is full of stunning landscapes, tourist places and buildings so sophisticated that it isn’t possible to even collect all of them in one article.
The country is full of beautiful sights, but among all these beauties, there are many attractions that other parts of the world don’t have at all.
Today we want to introduce you to 8 of strange places in Turkey that are very popular with tourists, especially people who love exotic places.
In the continuation of this article, join us on a tour of 8 strange places in Turkey.
1- The Anatolian Mountains
The Anatolian Mountains, also known as the Pontic Mountains, are located in the northern part of Turkey.
The word Anatolia is actually a word written this way Anatoly and means the sunrise from the East.
The Anatolian Mountains goes from the Black Sea all the way to the east and the Aegean Sea in the west.
It may be interesting for you to know that these mountains were part of the Persian Empire during the time of the Achaemenid dynasty.
The length of this mountain range is 965 kilometers, which is a very large area. And this is the reason why the climate of the Anatolian Mountains varies significantly.
You may be in a place where the sun is shining, and somewhere else about 100 meters away you may encounter cold and foggy weather.
You can also find traces of life and people in this beautiful mountain range.
As the green space of this mountain has been receiving different people and tribes for many years, this has led to amazing and interesting works in these mountains.
In Turkish, Pamukkale means cotton castle, and this name really applies to describing this natural attraction, Pamukkale is located in Denizli city in southern Turkey.
If we want to tell you about the exact location of Pamukkale, you will see a white peak at a height of about 2,700 meters and a width of about 600 meters above the Denizli Hills and on an area of 20 km of land, and this place will attract and amaze everyone!
It consists of a group of natural hot springs, which contain large amounts of calcium, which creates one of the strangest natural attractions in the world.
In Pamukkale, you will see uneven surfaces made of limestone, and of course in this region many sedimentary rocks were formed due to mineral deposits in hot springs, then turned into what resembled mountains of ice, looking like white terraces.
For this reason, the Pamukkale region is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Turkey and the world, not to mention that it has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
There are 17 hot springs with temperatures ranging from 95 to 212 degrees Fahrenheit.
The strange thing about Pamukkale is its strange shape that simply astonishes any viewer!
In the third place, we want to present to you one of the strangest attractions in Turkey, it is Cappadocia.
In fact Cappadocia is located in the Nevsehir region near the capital Ankara, and thus it has interesting and unique features that make it more exotic and famous.
Cappadocia is one of the best places for hot air balloons, and this is the reason why the region thrives in tourism. Another advantage of Cappadocia is that it has an entire city underground.
During the excavation work on a construction project in the area something very strange was discovered.
Demolition workers in Cappadocia discovered a new area, the area was a collection of rooms and tunnels underground.
Numerous underground dwellings have been discovered in the area, including a gallery, church, waterway, reservoir, living rooms, kitchen, and even a café.
4- Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace in Istanbul is one of the most famous palaces in Al-Fatih, which is visited by millions of tourists for its historical importance.
The palace that was the residence of the Ottoman sultans today has become one of the most famous museums in Istanbul.
But what many visitors do not know is that it is said that spirits and ghosts of the ancient kings who inhabited this palace frequent this palace.
As some employees said strange sounds come out at night from the palace like crying and groans and they are very scary.
So if you have a brave heart, visit this palace on your trip and explore it.
5- Perili Köşkü Palace
Perili Köşkü Palace Also known as Yusuf Ziya Pasha Palace, it is a charming and frightening palace at the same time, meaning in Turkish the palace of ghosts.
It is located near the castle of Rumeli Hisar within the Sariyer municipality in Istanbul, specifically under the second Bosphorus bridge, and the building dates back to 1911 AD.
Today, after more than a century, the palace serves as the headquarters of the Bursan Holding Company and the Bursan Museum of Contemporary Art.
The building consists of nine floors, with an area of 5,000 square meters. People called it this house because of the long delay in completion of its construction.
On some nights, you can hear the sounds of playing the piano.
So if you like adventure, we recommend that you visit this palace during your trip to Turkey.
6- Basilica Cistern
Basilica Cistern is located in the Fatih district of Istanbul, and it is one of the most famous buildings in Turkey.
This reservoir was built in the 6th century AD and was the main source of water supply in Istanbul.
What makes this reservoir scary and strange is that thousands of slaves lost their lives in order to build it.
Some city residents say that the spirits of these workers are still wandering in the place, and on some nights strange sounds are heard such as crying and screaming.
During your trip to Istanbul we recommend that you visit this strange and beautiful place.
7- Kayakoy village
A deserted and beautiful village full of destroyed houses, this quaint village is located near the famous Fethiye area.
This village was destroyed after a strong earthquake, displacing and killing many of its residents.
At the beginning of the 19th century, Kayakoy village was vibrant, with schools, churches and shops.
At the present time, the view of the village is scary and a bit strange.
We advise you to visit it, especially at sunset, you will see a charming and at the same time frightening and strange scene.
8- The historic city of Ephesus
Ephesus is an ancient city located on the western coast of Asia Minor in the Turkish province of Izmir.
One of the most vibrant cities in the ancient world throughout the ages, and the second largest in the Roman Empire, Ephesus became a Roman city in 133 BC.
The city is best known for the Temple of Artemis (built in 550 BC) which is actually one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and today only a few temple columns remain.
But there are still many landmarks that remind us of the city’s former glory, such as the Celsus Library which was the third largest library in the ancient world, and the Ephesus Theater with a capacity of more than 25,000 people.