Edirne was the second capital of the Ottoman Empire
the main monument in Edirne is
Selimiye Mosque – mosque which dominates the skyline of the city, built on a slightly higher hill than its surroundings, grandiose piece of art by Sinan, the Ottoman architect of 16th century, Selimiye is usually considered the zenith of Ottoman architecture and has been listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO
mosque is decorated with four minarets, each about 79 meters high
Bursa was the second capital of the Ottoman Empire
In Bursa you would probably see some of the biggest Water Melons in the world.
Bursa has been listed World Heritage site by UNESCO
main places to visit in Bursa
Ulucamii is perhaps most reknown for the striking calligraphic panels that adorn its walls and columns as well as the fountain within the mosque
Yeşil Türbe is the tomb of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed I
Tophane district area and have a bird view of Bursa from here
Try the İskender kebap, a dish originated from Bursa.
ferry Istanbul to Bursa
Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey
Konak Square — Main square of the city center, famous for the clock tower, one of the unique symbols of Izmir
Alsancak — small streets with lots of bars in old Ottoman era houses
Çatalhöyük was a very large Neolithic and Chalcolithic proto-city settlement which existed from approximately 7500 BC to 5700 BC, and flourished around 7000 BC. inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site
its about an hour’s drive away from Konya, The distance is about 45 km (28 miles).