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Summer in Turkey

Adventure, relaxation, or both? Whip up the perfect holiday mix this summer at any one of Turkey’s one-stop destinations. Which of these sounds like your perfect summer getaway?
 
Cappadocia: the land of ‘fairy chimneys’
A few reasons why Cappadocia should be on your radar: it is a geological anomaly dotted with towering honeycombed rock pinnacles dubbed ‘fairy chimneys’, it is home to an extensive network of underground cities and mysterious subterranean chambers, and its eroded volcanic terrain lends it a dreamy, lunar landscape. Whether you’re drawn in by the hiking potential of the place, by its troglodyte lifestyle or by its historic and cultural significance, Cappadocia serves up a one-of-a-kind experience. But it’s also home to luxurious hotels and resorts, set into cave-like structures, making it suited not just to thrill seekers but also those after some relaxation.
 
Izmir: the pearl of the Aegean
Garlanding the azure-blue Bay of Izmir, the coastal city is peppered with beach resorts, some of which are known to offer unrivalled windsurfing experiences. Izmir also makes for an ideal base from which to explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum, as well as the calcium-terraced pools of Pamukkale. The city is of particular interest to repeat visitors to Turkey, looking to get away from popular tourist destinations but still enjoy a taste of Turkish shopping, cuisine and culture.
 
Trabzon: an unexplored gem
Turkey's green and lively Black Sea city, Trabzon draws more attention by the day thanks to its rich cultural and historical heritage, highlands painted in tones of green and varied cuisine. Most people come to Trabzon to visit the Hanging Monastery of Sumela — hewn into a rock face, it is one of Turkey’s most powerful sights — and the Hagia Sophia of Trabzon. But the city also makes for an ideal shore-side holiday, away from the bustle of tourist hotspots.

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Kuwait, Kuwait

The National Museum is Kuwait’s first museum, and was the former home of the Al Badr family in Kuwait City. Although the architectural plans were ready by 1960, construction began only in 1981. The museum was once a treasure trove for the royal family, displaying Islamic artifacts and royal material, however after the invasion a lot of it was destroyed. It is located on the Arabian Gulf Street bet...

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Address: located right next to the al-Sabeen Square off 45 Meters Road. This large, gently rolling landscape marvel is the venue for frequent local fairs and events. It is Sana'a’s largest public park, and houses a colorful assortment of flowering plants, offering locals and tourists alike a relaxing environment to let go after a long day. ...

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Macau

Hong Kong, China

Macau is not in Hong Kong but is an attraction for visitors of Hong Kong all the same for its huge casinos and gold buying. With its cobbled alleyways and beautiful churches, Mediterranean cafes and laid back atmosphere, it attracts many tourists. It has many classical Chinese temples, forts and gardens. There is a lot of history surrounding Macau.   ...