Category: Turkey

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The Most Mind Blowing Istanbul Museums

Istanbul is most famous for its superstructures. Jaw-dropping historical attractions like the Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace and Blue Mosque have captured the imaginations of travelers for hundreds of years.But visitors who only see the most famous Istanbul attractions are missing one of the city’s greatest draws: a plethora of unbelievably rich and quirky museums. Istanbul museums delve deep into diverse aspects of the city’s multi-layered past and there is something for nearly every interest: you can explore the vaults of great Ottoman banks, see some of the world’s most prized carpets, climb aboard a military submarine, blur fiction and reality with one of Turkey’s most famous contemporary books or walk in the footsteps of the Sultans.
If you are planning to visit a number of Istanbul museums and tourist attractions in a short space of time the Müze Kart Museum Pass (Valid for 5 days from first use and costing 85TL) is a great way to save money and time. It gives you free entrance to..

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Underwater Tours to Boost Tourism in Turkey

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As Turkey seeks to maintain its tourism industry amid regional problems, one Antalya-based firm has hit upon a novel idea to keep people coming to the coast – a 48-seat submarine.
Guests from around the world could soon be speeding through the Mediterranean Sea at 130 feet below the waves in 'Nemo', a Finnish-built craft, renovated in Spain.
The chairman of the company behind the ambitious $4-million scheme, IHS Travel and Tourist Fly, said: “We wanted to bring a new and different alternative to the sector and then this project came to our minds”. said Yunus Emre Yavuzyigit. “I believe it will revive the tourism industry. We are very hopeful of the project”. he added.
The project comes as Turkey witnesses a decline in the number of foreign visitors from Russia and Europe in 2015. According to a data released by Turkish Tourism Ministry last month, foreign tourist arrivals drop..

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