1 Selimiye Camii

The masterpiece of architect Mimar Sinan, considered to be the finest mosque in Turkey.

2 Kırkpınar festival

Wrestlers slicked down head-to-toe in olive oil battle it out every July in a 650-year-old tournament at Edirne.

3 Termal

Get steamy at Termal’s near-scalding hot springs, where people have taken the waters since Roman times.

4 İznik

Sleepy lakeside town nestled in an olive-mantled valley, famous for its sixteenth-century tile craft, now revived.

5 Bursa’s Koza Hanı

Centrepiece of Bursa’s covered bazaar, occupied by silk-breeders at the early summer auction.

6 Muradiye Külliyesi and the Royal Tombs

Shaded by centuries-old trees, this tranquil complex houses an impressive mosque and the finely decorated tombs of various Ottoman royal family members.

7 Cumalıkızık

A finely preserved Ottoman village, its cobbled streets full of classic Ottoman houses.

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