While modern structures are definitely impressive, there is a distinct architectural beauty in historical ruins. These ruins have withstood the tests of time and travellers across the world marvel at the grandeur of these structures.
Turkey offers a wealth of destinations for its travellers. From the dome and minaret-filled skyline of Istanbul to the beautiful beaches of Antalya to the smoke covered mountains of the Eastern Black Sea, there is something for every adventurer in Turkey. However the most fabulous attractions of the country aren’t its modern cities or natural beauty but the eclectic collection of mesmerizing Roman, Greek and Hittite ruins.
Turkey has been at the crossroads of civilizations for as long as civilizations have existed. It has been the home for over 26 different historical civilizations. The form such an integral part of the country, that your visit to the country is incomplete without seeing Turkish ruins. There is no other country in the world, which is more historically diverse than Turkey. From the Trojans to the Mongols, Romans, Greeks and Ottomans, many major cultures and empires have left their mark on the country.
If you are visiting Turkey for the first time, you will be astonished to witness the rich heritage and wealth of Roman ruins that the country beholds. The country is entirely covered with reminders of the Romans who rebuilt most of the settlements, which were previously occupied by the Phrygians. Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir are few modern cities which still retain the reminders of the Roman architecture.
If you are passionate about history and architecture, Turkey is an ideal country to visit. Here are the top 12 historical ruins you can visit during your next trip.
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