Turkey is among the leading tourism destinations with its breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. The shores of Turkey are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The sunny climate lasts up to eight months. It is also blessed with majestic mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes ideal for skiing, mountaineering, trekking and hiking. Moreover, Turkey is an open-air museum offering historical and archaeological wealth. Turkey is rich in hot springs, healing waters and muds...
Culture & Art
Turkey has a very ancient folk dance tradition, which varies from region to region, each dance being colorful, rhythmic, elegant and stylish. Folklore has also had a considerable influence on ballet. First imported from Europe and Russia, ballet became institutionalized in the Republican era along with other performing arts.Turkish music evolved from the original folk form into classical through the emergence of a Palace culture. Turkish music, locally called Turkish Classical Music, is a variation of the national musical tradition, played with instruments such as the tambur, kanun, ney and ud.