Top 4 weird natural wonders of Turkey
Turkey stands between eastern Europe and western Asia, and it’s the gate between Europe and the Middle East. It has a cultural past that connect it to Greek, Persian, Byzantine, Roman, and Ottoman empires. The cosmopolitan city of lstambul where you could see the Arabic, European and Asian influences of the nation. And Ankara soars with Christian and Muslim architectures, like the 17th-century Blue Mosque or the iconic Hagia Sophia chapel. Turkey is also full of natural and archaeological wonders, heavenly beaches, and breathtaking sights. In fact, some of the most amazing places in Turkey are those where human hands have done anything: Mother Nature, with its landscapes, waters, and rocks, making for some of the weirdest natural wonders in the world.
Pamukkale is a limestone valley that looks like a castle made of cotton. The place is now a National Park in order to protect the wealth of the limestone formations, which were carved by hot waters flowing from within the Earth, beneath the soil. Mineral-rich thermal waters are flowing down the cotton fortress while limestone natural terraces form the hillside. The Turkish “Cotton Castle" is located in Denizli, at the southwestern of the nation, in Turkey’s lnner Aegean region, near the River Menderes valley. Pamukkale neighbors Hierapolis, ruins of an ancient Roman spa founded around 190 BC. The ruins include a theater and a necropolis.
An extinct volcano on the Armenian Highland. It’s two main pikes rise above 5,165 and 3,900 meters above the sea level. These are separated by a very scenic track, and also very difficult to travel. In fact, to enter Mount Ararat you would need a special permission as the zone is managed by the military. Ararat is so massive and stunning that is visible from the capital and also the most prominent thing people see from their window planes flying above Turkey. Mount Ararat rises tall between lakes Van and Sevan and its territory lies between Turkey and Armenia. It’s a symbol of Armenia located on the country’s emblem.
Southwest of Kemer, a city that has become very popular as a tourist center, you can find the ruins of the ancient city of Olympos. Olympos is, according to legend, the place of birth of the mythical Chimera, a Greek-mythology hybrid monster that breads fire and lurked in Asia Minor. The story is that on Olympos there’s an active geothermic place on the rocks where natural gas is so hot that evaporates and its fire. It’s in Chimaeras where you may admire the great tongues of fire coming from within the Earth towards the sky.
The Butterfly Valley is a Mediterranean beach with blue-as-the-sky waters. It’s a natural reserve with its own secluded bay. It has a picturesque waterfall you can admire or peaks you can climb to see gorgeous butterflies swirling around their colors under the Sun. You can reach Kelebek Vadisi from the town of Oludeniz on a water taxi. Oludeniz is a resort village on the southwestern coast of the nation. It’s known for Aludeniz Tabiat Park, a beautiful blue lagoon, as well as the Babadag mountain from where paragliders jump to the skies.