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Natural Wonders of Turkey

Discover Turkey, home of natural wonders


Turkey's Natural Wonders

Turkey has lots of natural wonders that are extraordinary and a few that are truly unique. Come and get amazed with the unlimited purity and incredible natural wonders of Turkey.

Turkish Natural Wonders

Turkey is full of natural wonders due to its unique and active geological past, many of which are protected as national parks. Not only protecting its rich variety of flora and fauna, many are home to archaeological treasures too. The coastal parks include areas of pristine coastline and beaches while inland there are marshes, lakes, waterfalls, mountains, forests and canyons.

Volcanic Heritages

Mount Erciyes - Cappadocia: In central Anatolia past eruptions of the now-extinct volcano Mount Erciyes have left behind the magical moon-like landscape of Cappadocia with its numerous white valleys and fairy chimneys.

Thermal Springs: Turkey's volcanic heritage has also meant that the country is dotted with thermal springs where steaming water heated deep underground has found an outlet at the surface.

Pamukkale: The Aegean Region's gem is the UNESCO world heritage site of Pamukkale near Denizli, a hot spring whose water cascades gently over giant calcified tiers.


Mediterranean: Falls worthy of mention include those at Manavgat near Side and Duden close to Antalya on the Mediterranean coast. The Koprulu Canyon, whose dramatic waters rush through the gorge on their way to the sea close to Antalya, is justifiably a favourite with white water rafters.

Aegean: The flower filled Butterfly Valley, close to Fethiye and home to the rare jersey tiger butterfly, cuts through the landscape with dramatically steep sides of 350 km terminating in a quiet cove and beach accessible only by boat.

Natural Landscapes

Waterfalls: Traversed by numerous rivers Turkey's mountainous landscape means that many of its water courses are bounded by dramatic sheer drops in the shape of gorges and canyons with waterfalls along the way.

Mount Ararat: Eastern Turkey has a landscape of a different order altogether; a rugged terrain with snowy dramatic peaks, most notably Turkey's highest Mount Ararat, rising dramatically from the plains and the awesome sight of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers which have their sources there.

Lake Van: Lake Van, Turkey's largest and the highlight of any trip to the southeast of the country, is a monumental and still indigo coloured lake in a tranquil setting.

Natural Wonders in Turkey

Cotton Castle Travertines, Pamukkale, Denizli