Yeşil Türbe – The Green Tomb of Bursa

Bursa Green Tomb

Yeşil Türbe or Green Tomb is the Mausoleum of Sultan Mehmed I: Yeşil Türbe, the Green Tomb, is one of Bursa’s most distinctive landmarks. Standing on top of a hill in the eastern Yeşil neighborhood in Bursa, this hexagonal green structure is the mausoleum of Mehmed I, the fifth Ottoman sultan. Yeşil Türbe Yeşil Türbe was built in 1421 […]

Bursa Ulu Camii – The Great Mosque of Bursa

Bursa Ulucamii fountain

Bursa Ulucamii or The Bursa Great Mosque is the City’s Largest Mosque: In the old city centre of Bursa, just next to the Bursa City Museum, is the Bursa Ulu Camii or the Bursa Great Mosque, a large rectangular structure with twenty domes.  Bursa Ulu Camii is the largest mosque in the city of Bursa […]

Rose Valley And Its Unusual Pink Rock Formations

Gül Vadisi, Cappadocia

There’s No Guessing How Rose Valley in Cappadocia Got its Name:   From Göreme, we travelled to Rose Valley (Gül Vadisi) and made a quick stop to see this beautiful valley with some interesting rock formations. Rose Valley is located between Göreme and Cavusin Village. From the pink hue of the rocks here, it’s easy […]

Cappadocia: Live from the Fairy Chimneys of Monks’ Valley


Cappadocia’s Fairy Chimneys cast a spell on Helen in Monks’ Valley Helen Page is looking over Monks’ Valley in Pasabag, Cappadocia, envying St. Simeon for living amongst the “Fairy Chimneys” “It’s midday and it’s really hot up here now. Well, the good thing is that all the tour groups have gone and so it’s much […]

Cappadocia: Live from Goreme’s Open Air Museum


Cappadocia’s Cave Chapels and Houses are preserved at Goreme Helen Page is checking out Goreme’s Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, enjoying the cool of the cave houses and the rock art. “This morning we’re at Goreme. This is an open-air museum, and as you can see, it’s famous for its cave houses. So, we’ve just […]

The Extraordinary Fairy Chimneys of Monks Valley

FFairy Chimneys of Monks Valley, Cappadocia

Pasabag or Monks Valley Has the Best Collection of Fairy Chimneys: From the Göreme Open Air Museum we travelled to Pasabag or Monks Valley as it is more commonly referred to, an area that’s noted for its fairy chimneys (Peri Bacalarıin Turkish). The unusual moon-like landscape with its extraordinary formations blew me away on my […]

Göreme Open Air Museum

Göreme Open Air Museum

The Göreme Open Air Museum Has the Finest Rock-cut Churches and Frescoes: With its fairy chimneys, rock-cut churches, monasteries and cave houses, Cappadocia is one of the most fascinating and unique regions of Turkey. One of its most popular attractions is the Göreme Open Air Museum with its fine examples churches and religious paintings. And […]

Yivli Minare – Antalya’s Fluted Minaret

Fluted Minaret

Yivli Minare – The Fluted Minaret is an Icon of Antalya: One of the most prominent historical landmarks in Antalya is the Fluted Minaret (Yivli Minare).  Located in Kaleiçi (the old town centre), the Fluted Minaret is one of the oldest of Antalya’s Seljuk monuments and an icon of the city. A Seljuk Minaret The […]

Karaalioglu Park – One of the Delightful Parks in Antalya

Parks in Antalya - Karaalioglu

Parks in Antalya: Karaalioglu Park and the Hirdirlik Tower: One of the delightful city parks in Antalya, where you can enjoy some peaceful moments and fabulous views, is the Karaalioglu Park (Karaalioğlu Parkı in Turkish).  Located on the south-eastern end of the Yacht Harbour and on the southern fringe of Kaleici, Karaalioglu Park stretches along […]

Hadrian’s Gate – Antalya’s Roman Triumphal Arch


Hadrian’s Gate Was Built in Honour of the Visit of Emperor Hadrian: The imposing Hadrian’s Gate or Hadrianus Gate is a Roman Triumphal Arch which was built in honour of Emperor Hadrian who visited Antalya in 130AD. It has three arched gates and its Turkish name Üçkapilar means “The Three Gates”. For hundreds of years, […]