When planning a trip to Turkey, you have lots of choices and Fodor's 2012 Turkey travel guide can help you plan ahead and learn the latest in travel choices and tour options. Istanbul is the undisputed cultural, economic, and historical capital of Turkey. There are enough attractions and enticing restaurants to keep you busy there for days. But don't forget the Turquoise Coast, Cappadocia, and Ephesus. In a culture where aspects of modern and ancient life cross, you're sure to leave with a greater understanding of the many different cultures that live together, side by side. Fodor's Turkey-based writers reveal their personal favorite local haunts and the many photos and maps will help direct you on your trip.
Expanded Coverage: Istanbuls hot hotel and restaurant scene gets ample attention, with best bets for different price categories and experiences. A new section covers the Asian side of the city, too.
Illustrated Features: Magazine-style color features explore quintessential Turkey, including archaeological and historical sites such as Topkapi, Ephesus, and the churches of Cappadocia. Also highlighted are cultural experiences such as shopping for carpets and spices, sampling mezes and street food, and seeing the whirling dervishes.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Setting up a great trip is easy using Top Attractions, Top Experiences, and Great Itineraries. Convenient overviews show each region and its highlights, and chapter planning sections have savvy advice for making the most of your time and for getting around Istanbul and the rest of the country.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodors Turkey offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodors Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
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