Turkey is a traveler’s heaven because there are so many things to see and do there. The months of June through October are the busiest for travellers to Turkey. The winter, when there are fewer visitors and less heat, is the greatest time to see some of Turkey’s wonders. Ski resorts, icy lakes, glacial mountains, and ski areas are some of the best places to visit in Turkey in December. In contrast to other countries where tourists go to the cities, Turkey’s countryside provides far too many sites to explore. Other places to visit in Turkey in December include Kara, Ani, Ephesus, Cappadocia, and Selçuk in addition to Istanbul and Ankara. Let’s highlight the most popular tourist places in Turkey.
The mosque is known as the “Blue Mosque” due to the hand painted blue tiles that cover its intricately designed walls. One of Turkey’s top tourist attractions, the mosque, looks spectacular at night when it is lit in blue. The mosque, also known as Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish, was built on orders from Ahmed I, the first Ottoman emperor, at the start of the 17th century. It is worthwhile to see the king’s grave, a place of worship, and an Islamic school, or madrasa.
Topkapi Palace Museum
The Topkapi Palace was built in the fifteenth century as an administrative hub and served as the residence for successive generations of sultans for a staggering 380 years. The felicity gate, the library of King Ahmet III, the circumcision room for crowned princes, and the Harem with its intricate architecture made with gold inlays are just a few of the Topkapi Palace’s features.
The Basilica Cistern, one of the most popular tourist places in Turkey, also known as the Sunken Palace, is a historical site in Turkey and is among the most visited tourist destinations there. It is one of the two cisterns, still open to visitors, that were built in the sixth century to supply water to the Byzantine palace and the people of Istanbul. More than a hundred of these subterranean water storage facilities were used by the city, but only two—the Basilica Cistern and the Theodosius Cistern, the former of which is the larger—can be seen today.
The fourteenth century saw the building of the Tower of Christ, a stunning example of Byzantine design. At the time, it was Istanbul’s tallest structure and stood roughly 220 feet tall. It operated as a lookout tower for spotting forest fires under the Ottoman Empire. The tower today offers a breathtaking view of the Turkish peninsula. Inside the tower, there are elevators that guests can utilise to ascend to the upper floors.