You cannot travel without reading the tourism tips we have prepared about the destination. Check out 15 must-see tips about Turkey

THE Turkey is a privileged country for being on two continents: Europe and Asia. We are talking about a grandiose place, divided into seven regions and with a total of 83 provinces, which is home to 75 million inhabitants. THE Turkey It has beautiful and exotic landscapes, unique beaches, incredible deserts and forests, and several other attractions that attract the attention of more and more tourists.

In addition to being beautiful, the country has a great cultural background and is very important for the history of the World Cup. It is certainly an amazing destination that deserves to be visited by you. To improve your experience, we have selected some tips for you to plan and make the most of your travel. Check out!

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Tips about Turkey

Tips about Turkey. Photo: Juraj Patekar / Wikimedia Commons

Which currency to take?

The official currency of the country is the Turkish Lira. It is not easy to find the currency in exchange offices in Brazil and, generally, when it is found, the price is not advantageous. Therefore, the best alternative is to take Euros or Dollars and exchange them in your own country.

There is also the possibility of using credit and debit cards, which are well accepted in the country. However, it is worth remembering that IOF (Tax on Financial Operations) will be charged for each withdrawal or purchase made. It is worth contacting your card company to find out about all fees before your trip.

What language is spoken in the country?

Turkish is the country's official language, but you don't have to worry about not being able to speak the language. Fortunately, English is very well accepted in many parts of the country and the Turks are very friendly and try to communicate well with tourists.

What is the best transport option?

The transport sector is one of the sectors that receives the most public investment in the country. The result of this is public transport that serves the needs of locals and tourists well, particularly in Istanbul.

Even so, if you feel insecure about moving around the country, consider the possibility of hiring private cars, such as those from guide in turkey tourism agency that offers the service with local drivers who speak Portuguese.   

How to choose the best time to visit Turkey?

Despite being a great country for tourism every month of the year, it is interesting to observe what your profile as a traveler is and what your travel goals are to choose the best time to visit. April, May, September, October and November are the months in which Turkey usually receives a greater number of tourists, the streets are busier and prices tend to rise.

What is the country's climate?

The climate is one of the criteria that needs to be evaluated to decide which is the best time to travel. Because it is extremely large, Turkey's climate is quite varied and it is interesting to check with your travel agency about the weather in the regions you plan to visit. Generally speaking, being in a mountainous region, the country has a great flow of wind.

What should I wear in Turkey?

Clothing also raises many doubts in those who intend to visit the country. However, there is no reason to be concerned. There are no restrictions on clothing, except for entering mosques. In the latter case, women must have their shoulders, legs and hair covered.

How is Turkish cuisine?

THE turkey cuisine it is extremely rich and is certainly one of the attractions that you cannot miss during your trip. The country's gastronomy is full of dishes with vegetables, meats, pasta, desserts and very famous hot and cold drinks.  

Discover some of the delights you will find there:

  • Kebab;
  • Simit;
  • Dolman;
  • Tulumba.

What is the country's religion?

Many people wonder what is the most followed religion in the country. Approximately 95% of the population is Suni Muslim and the rest is divided between Jews, Christians and other faiths.

Do I need a visa?

Brazilians do not need a visa to legally enter Turkey, in the case of tourist trips of up to 90 days. However, it will be necessary to present a passport valid for at least 6 months.

What documents do I need to present?

As already mentioned, you will not need a visa to enter the country. See below what documents, in addition to a valid passport, you will need to have on hand:

  • hotel reservation or other document that guarantees your accommodation;
  • sufficient financial resources for your stay;
  • proof of air tickets (round trip) to your country.

Where to shop in Turkey?

It is almost impossible to visit the country and not return with a suitcase full of typical products, such as jewelry, tapestry, spices, clothes and ceramics. Istanbul, for example, is a great city for shopping. Check out some of the most popular locations:

  • Grand Bazaar;
  • Egyptian Market;
  • Arasta Bazaar.

What are the most popular cities in the country?

Istanbul, the largest metropolis in the country, is a city with numerous attractions that attracts tourists from all over the world. Ankara, the capital of Turkey, is also very popular with tourists, mainly because of the quality of its architecture. THE cappadocia and its spectacular rock formations are also highly visited.

What scams are most applied to tourists?

As not everything is flowers, you also need to be careful not to fall into some scams. Despite being a safe country, unfortunately there are always people who try to take advantage of the innocence of tourists.

One of the most common scams is the bracelet. In it, a person, usually very smiling and friendly, offers you a bracelet and starts trying to put the accessory on your arm. The problem is that after that he asks you for money and can get aggressive if you refuse. This scene usually takes place on shopping streets or near tourist attractions.

There is also a variation of this same move. It works like this: while the friendly person talks to the tourist about the bracelet, a partner takes his belongings.  

What are the most popular attractions?

As we have already said, Turkey is full of tourist attractions. In addition to the natural beauties, here are some of the main tourist attractions in the country:

  • Blue Mosque in Istanbul;
  • Underground City in Cappadocia;
  • House of Our Lady in the city of Ephesus.

Is traveling to Turkey expensive?

Fortunately, you can meet the Turkey without spending a lot of money. There are several options for budget hotels and tours. In addition, food and transportation in the country is also considered one of the cheapest in the region. A good measure to save more is to buy airline tickets in advance to guarantee the best price.

Want an extra tip? Hire a travel agency such as guide in turkey, will make your trip much more peaceful and profitable. In addition to incredible tours of the country's tourist attractions, the company has guides who speak Portuguese and are ready to welcome you!

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» Tips for planning your first trip to Turkey
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