Monday, September 18, 2017

Canakkale: Troy (Truva) ancient city in Turkey


This is a must to stop over at Canakkale to visit Troy (Truva) wooden horse and the ruins of an ancient city nearby which proved that there had been nine separate periods of settlement (3000 BC - 400 AD).

Troy at side view at Canakkale, Turkey
Troy at side view at Canakkale, Turkey
Front view Troy at Canakkale, Turkey
Front view Troy at Canakkale, Turkey
Inside Troy wooden house at Canakkale, Turkey
Inside Troy wooden house at Canakkale, Turkey
Heading to The East Wall of the ancient city at Canakkale, Turkey
Heading to The East Wall of the ancient city at Canakkale, Turkey
The ramp still remains intact at the ancient city near Troy wooden house in Canakkale, Turkey
The ramp still remains intact at the ancient city near Troy wooden house in Canakkale, Turkey
The remaining of the ancient city near Troy wooden horse statue in Canakkale, Turkey
The remaining of the ancient city near Troy wooden horse statue in Canakkale, Turkey
The ruins of the ancient city nearby Troy wooden horse statue in Canakkale, Turkey
The ruins of the ancient city nearby Troy wooden horse statue in Canakkale, Turkey

 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Bergama: Pergamon (Greek ancient city) in Turkey


Pergamon is a popular tourist destination in Bergama which is located near to Aegean Sea in Turkey. Pergamon was an ancient Greek city which became the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon during Hellenistic period under Attalid dynasty (281-133 BC). During Hellenistic period, Pergamon was well-known as a major learning centre and developed city in the ancient world. 

Pergamon site is located on the top of the mountain in Aegean region. To get to Pergamon archoelogical site, you can only access by getting on and off the cable car ride. We actually join the seven days ground tour which takes us to all popular attraction in Istanbul and also outside of Istanbul city. Public transportation is impossible to reach there as it is located very far from the nearby city in Bergama. Once you reach to the top of mountain, you will find many remaining sites of monumental temples, theatres, gymnasium, altar and library on the sloping terrain and surrounded by the city wall of Pergamon.

Heading to the archaelogical ruins from the ancient Roman city of Pergamon by cable car in Turkey
Heading to the archaelogical ruins from the ancient Roman city of Pergamon by cable car in Turkey
Welcome to Bergama or also known as Pergamon, the ancient Roman city in Turkey
Welcome to Bergama or also known as Pergamon, the ancient Roman city in Turkey
Pergamon was cited in the book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of Asia
Pergamon was cited in the book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of Asia
Pergamon was one of the modern city of Bergama that became the capital of Kingdom of Pergamon during Hellenistic Period in Turkey
Pergamon was one of the modern city of Bergama that became the capital of Kingdom of Pergamon during Hellenistic Period in Turkey
The remains of royal palaces in Pergamon, Turkey
The remains of royal palaces in Pergamon, Turkey
The Temple of Trojan at Pergamon in Turkey
The Temple of Trojan at Pergamon in TurkeyAdd caption
It could be a theatre during the ancient Roman city of Pergamon in Turkey
It could be a theatre during the ancient Roman city of Pergamon in Turkey
The remains of archaelogical ruins from the ancient Roman city of Pergamon
The remains of archaelogical ruins from the ancient Roman city of Pergamon
Some of the elements remaining at Pergamon city in Turkey
Some of the elements remaining at Pergamon city in Turkey

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Kusadasi: Virgin Mary's House, Ephesus & Basilica St John in Turkey


We headed from Pamukkale to Virgin Mary's House, the popular site of Ephesus and The Basilica of St. John burial site before ending our day trip at Kusadasi downtown near the beach area. We followed the group tour from the first day of the tour when we arrived at Istanbu as it was impossible to travel by ourselves due to limited public transportation from one city to another city in Turkey. The road journey was hectic and tiring but we were lucky to have friendly and chatty members within our group.  

Virgin Mary's House near Ephesus in Turkey where it was believed that Virgin Mary spent her days in the ancient city of Ephesus
Virgin Mary's House near Ephesus in Turkey where it was believed that Virgin Mary spent her days in the ancient city of Ephesus
Baths at the State Agora is Roman bathing facility nearby Ephesus in Turkey
Baths at the State Agora is Roman bathing facility nearby Ephesus in Turkey
A calm cat enjoyed sunbathing at Ephesus site in Kusadasi, Turkey
A calm cat enjoyed sunbathing at Ephesus site in Kusadasi, Turkey
Bouleuterion housed the meetings of the council (boule) as well as musical performances and contests nearby Ephesus in Turkey
Bouleuterion housed the meetings of the council (boule) as well as musical performances and contests nearby Ephesus in Turkey
Heading to the popular attraction site called Ephesus in Turkey
Heading to the popular attraction site called Ephesus in Turkey
Ephesus is one of the seven wonders of the world as the greatest outdoor museum with the lists of gloriest historical events in Turkey
Ephesus is one of the seven wonders of the world as the greatest outdoor museum with the lists of gloriest historical events in Turkey
Ancient Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey
Ancient Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey
The characteristics or  identities to represent Ephesus Ancient Building in Kusadasi, Turkey
The characteristics or  identities representing Ephesus Ancient Building in Kusadasi, Turkey
Ephesus Theatre in Kusadasi, Turkey
Ephesus Theatre in Kusadasi, Turkey
The remains of Ephesus Theatre in Kusadasi, Turkey
The remains of Ephesus Theatre in Kusadasi, Turkey
Basilica of St John in Kusadasi, Turkey
Basilica of St John in Kusadasi, Turkey
The remains of the burial site of St John near Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey
The remains of the burial site of St John near Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey
The tomb of St John in Ephesus, Kusadasi, Turkey
The tomb of St John in Ephesus, Kusadasi, Turkey
The Basilica of St John is on the slopes of Ayasoluk Hill near the center of Selçuk, just below the fortress and about 3.5 km from Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey
The Basilica of St John is on the slopes of Ayasoluk Hill near the center of Selçuk, just below the fortress and about 3.5 km from Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey
Enjoying sunset at the popular beach in Kusadasi downtown, Turkey
Enjoying sunset at the popular beach in Kusadasi downtown, Turkey