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20-05-2023Things To Do in Turkey
10 Most Famous Places in Turkey for an Insta-Worthy Photoshoot
Dripping with beauty, warm people, and good food, Turkey is a stunning place to stop by at any time of the year. Turkey represents a fascinating bond of two worlds. Local cultures, rich historic heritage, and fabulous landscapes bring this country to life.
From fiery sunsets, gorgeous coastlines, and historic islands to rooftop hotels and rosy valleys, here are the most famous places in Turkey to enjoy a photoshoot!
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
Pay a visit to the majestic Hagia Sophia that instantly takes you back into a wistful, bygone era. Previously a Roman Catholic Cathedral and now turned into a mosque – Hagia Sophia – represents some of the finest Byzantine architecture.
This 1500-year old building offers a beautiful backdrop of chandeliers, ornamented ceilings, and humongous windows. The interior on the first floor is definitely a sight to behold. Made with huge marble slabs that imitate “a moving water body”, here you will find the most innovative décor.
The second-floor windows offer a panoramic view of the grand Blue Mosque and its intricate minarets. Exuding grand and splendid vibes, Hagia Sophia, offers a unique historic charm your Insta pictures definitely need!
Balat is a culturally rich neighborhood with houses blooming in stunning colors and easily one of the most Instagrammable spots in Turkey. Here, you will spot numerous places to flaunt your street fashion and snap gorgeous portrait photography, especially at Kiremit street.
The buildings are slightly dilapidated but instantly grab the viewers’ attention because of the vibrant oranges, pinks, and blues on them. Take your best pictures in front of them and we promise you, a vogue model shoot won’t even come close!
With more and more cool boutiques and vintage cafes opening up, the neighborhood bustles with life and vigor all day long. There’s also a picturesque waterfront that shimmers in the sunlight – a charming background for your photography. Stand against pretty murals and street art and take vintage-style photos all afternoon. Balat certainly offers one of the best photography spots in Istanbul!
The Blue Mosque’s Grand Court
The Blue Mosque is the most popular monument in Turkey. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the mosque contains a striking courtyard and is built with intricate blue Iznik tiles that are hand-painted.
Many tourists choose central places in the courtyard to snap a photo. However, since it’s a busy place, make sure to get here early during the day. Plus, you’ll also have the balmy sunlight for the perfect touristy portrait! Plan a trip to Istanbul’s old city to get a chance to take some great pictures here.
Rooftop Photography at Sultan Cave Suites, Cappadocia
Rooftop photography is a beloved tourist pastime in Cappadocia. At Sultan Cave Suites, you can enjoy a warm, comfy spot on a rooftop as you watch a breath-taking show of hot air balloons rising into the sky.
These hotel terraces are lined with gorgeously royal cushions and rugs. You can also order a delicious rooftop breakfast and gaze at the most splendid sunset right in front of you. The terraces are colorful and have an attractive, folksy vibe.
With a fiery sunset, hot air balloons, and impressive valleys right behind you, rooftop hotels make for the best Cappadocia Instagram spots.
Red Valley, Cappadocia
Not too far away from Goreme, you will find oddly beautiful, rose-colored rocks known as the Red Valley. One of nature’s finest works, this valley is the ideal place for quad biking, hiking, and horseback riding.
Shoot a slow-mo video as you gracefully bestride a horse against the red landscape or take pictures standing against it. With a clear, azure sky meeting the mighty, jagged valleys on the horizon, Red Valley is the ideal spot for an adventurous photoshoot.
And we haven’t gotten to the best part – the red valley sunset point enjoyed at the Panoramic Viewpoint. You can easily get to it from Goreme via a short drive. If you enjoy sunsets, cool breezes, and quietude this will definitely be a beloved stop for some lovely take-home pictures.
Perfect to shoot a time-lapse video of the sun as it dips into the valleys, Panoramic Viewpoint is a beautiful place for a terrific Cappadocia photoshoot. Capture the marvelous shades of rose and red valleys in all their mysterious beauty! So, are you ready for a red valley tour in Cappadocia?
Duden Waterfalls, Antalya
Ready for some sea vibes? Duden Waterfalls in Antalya will take your breath away. Hear the fresh, gushing water, sweet chirping birds, and soak in the bright greenery all around you. The waterfalls rapidly cascade down into the stream making for a lovely photoshoot place.
There are two waterfalls – the Lower Duden and the Upper Duden – and both are among the most famous places in Turkey. You can choose from either of the two for a scenic photoshoot against the magnificent waterfall.
Karaalioglu Park, Antalya
When it comes to colorful, scenic parks, Karaalioglu Park in Antalya takes the lead. With lush trees and foliage, iconic statues, and wonderful views, this park is easily heaven on earth. If you’re visiting Turkey with friends, make sure to take pictures here.
There are many Insta-worthy spots you can find, especially the colorful stairs at the entrance. The park is super large so you won’t be able to cover it in a day, which gives you all the more reason to visit it again!
Kleopatra Beach, Antalya
Kleopatra Beach is just as exotic and fascinating as its name. If you’re looking for a coastal photoshoot, here’s your chance to hit one of the best beaches in Antalya.
Make yourself comfy in a warm sunbed and a beautiful umbrella above you. Flaunt your beauty on the sandy, clear beach for some gorgeous pictures. The waves here are powerful so make sure to have your camera ready for the perfect shot!
Santa Claus’ Tomb, Antalya
Although we’re not sure if Santa Claus was actually buried here or not, St. Nicholas Church offers a uniquely dark and chic background for a vintage photoshoot. For the record, you can definitely tag “Santa Claus’ tomb” in your Instagram caption.
Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar
Istanbul returns on the list with its vivacious Grand Bazaar first built in 1461 by Mehmet the Conqueror. A special attraction for tourists and locals alike, Grand Bazaar will certainly be the highlight of your Istanbul tour.
Here you will find colorful alleyways, buildings, streets, and stalls wherever you look. If you’ve got an appreciation for street bazaars and their vibrant life, here’s a perfect chance to let out your photography skills.
Capture the thriving life of Turkish bazaars with their fresh on-the-go kava, beautiful souvenirs hanging in view, lovely tea sets, Turkish rugs, and shimmering lanterns. You will certainly find something new to photograph at almost every turn of the Grand Bazaar!
Turkey is home to the best photography locations that are sure to win you Insta likes and followers. Follow Holiday4Turkey for an unforgettable tour to all these famous places in Turkey!