Fethiye / Telmessos

In this region of Mediterranean, there are so many small islands which are more beatiful each one than another. The coastal town Fethiye has been located in : and it attracts the More »

Aspendos / Antalya

  Aspendos whose another name is Belkis has been settled on a crossroad junction at 42 km away from Antalya to direction of Alanya. Its worwide famous amphitheater is the sole unbroken More »

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia, is the first large church of Christian universe. After the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottoman Empire, it had been used as mosque and it has kept its value among More »

Topkapi Palace

The construction of the small lodges of the palace had been started in 1462 by Fatih Sultan Mehmet and the largest portion of the palace had been finished in 1578. This palace More »


  ART, CULTURE, AND ENTERTAINMENT Cicek Pasaji, Istanbul Istanbul also has a rich program of light entertainment. Nightclubs provide splendid entertainment throughout dinner, ranging from a selection of Turkish songs to belly-dancing. More »


  MARMARA REGION LANDSCAPES Sunset in Istanbul     Kiz Kulesi, Istanbul                 Misir Carsisi (Spice Bazaar)     Rumeli Hisari (Rumelian Fortress)                       Burgaz Island                 Golden Horn, istanbul     Cicek Pasaji (Flower Lane)                          Balik Pazari          More »


  The Basilica of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom), now called the Ayasofya Museum, is unquestionably one of the finest buildings of all time. Built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, More »


Across from Hagia Sophia stands the supremely elegant Imperial Sultanahmet Mosque with six minarets. Built between 1609 and 1616 by the architect Mehmet, the building is more familiarly known as the Blue Mosque because of its More »

Dikilitas Obelisks 225x300 Dikilitas /Obelisks

Dikilitas -Obelisks

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Dikilitas -Obelisks

dikilitas 225x300 Dikilitas /Obelisks

Dikilitas -Obelisks

dikilitas obelisk 225x300 Dikilitas /Obelisks

Dikilitas -Obelisks

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Dikilitas -Obelisks

At the place of Byzantine Hippoddrome, namely in front of mavi Mosque on Sultanahmet Square of today. There is also an Egyptian obelisk have been raised up. This obelisk has been constructed by Egyptian famous Pharoah III. Tutmosis for a Temple in 15. Century B.C. All four sides of these obelisk have been embellished with hieroglyph writings. It is composed of a unique piece of rock and it has been found in the period of Theodosios the Byzantine Emperor in 390 A.C. and it has been brought to Istanbul and installed at its recent place. At the other tip of the same square, there is a second structure like an obelisk. This is 32 m height and constructed by accumulation of stones on each other and built by architect Siregenius in the period of the Byzantines. There is a third bronze monument between these two obelisks. The third one has been called as Yilanli Sutun (Snakes Column) because of the figure of three snakes wrapping themselves. This has been dated to 5. Century B.C. At the North side of the square, on the main street downward to Sirkeci, there is a dome structure called Alman Cesmesi (German Fountain). This structure has been constructed in Germany by the commands of Emperor II. Wilhelm and it has transported to Istanbul part by part. Then it has been again installed to Istanbul as a friendship present to Sultan Abdulhamit and to Istanbul people.

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