Basic Information:Official Name: Republic of Turkey
Area: 780,580 km2
Capital City: Ankara
Major Religion: Islam
Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY)
Exchange Rate: N/A
Time Zone: GMT +2
Current time: 03:00pm
Phone Country Dialing Code: 90
Practical Travel Information:Official Tourism Website: www.turizm.gov.tr
Travel Cost: $$ ($ = cheap, $$$$$ = expensive)
- Hagia Sophia - Hagia Sophia is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul.
- Archaeological Site of Troy - The ancient city of Troy dates back to the 4th century BC and lies at the base of Mount Ida in Çanakkale. Troy became famous due to Homer's epic poem The Iliad, which describes the Trojan War. house foundations, theatres, a sewage system indicating quite advanced technology, public bath houses, and various artifacts were found in the various layers.
- Pamukkale-Hierapolis - Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli in southwestern Turkey. The area is famous for a carbonate mineral left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.
- Mount Nemrut - Mount Nemrut lies 40km (25mi) north of Kahta. This site is the home of toppled remnants of giant stone statues statues built by King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene.