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One of the Seven Wonders of the world is located here, however this country was founded less than 100 years ago. This nation shares a border with eight other countries and tulips have a long and storied history here. It is in this former walled city that visitors can enjoy an impressive yacht harbor, open air museum, ancient amphitheater, magnificent castle, a restored shipyard, and the remains of a famous tomb which was destroyed by earthquakes.
Where in the World is This Destination?
Bodrum, Muğla Province, in southwestern Turkey
While Turkey is one of the oldest permanently settled Mediterranean regions in the world, The Republic of Turkey was proclaimed less than 100 years ago, in 1923. Like most cities in Turkey, Bodrum has a rich history. Records show that inhabitants settled in the city as early as the 7th century BC. Formerly called Halicarnassus, the city now thrives with a combination of old world charm and modern vibrance.
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is among the famous spots in Bodrum. The structure, which was constructed between 353 and 350 BC, is considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Castle of St. Peter is also quite a wondrous sight. The castle in Bodrum was built in 1400 and served as a refuge for knights for a long time. The Amphitheatre is a testament to the people’s skill in architecture during the ancient times. Built between 330 and 30 BC, the theater could seat 13,000 people.
While many people attribute the tulip to Holland, it was actually the Turks who introduced the tulip bulb to the Dutch. Turkey’s annual Tulip Festival boasts more than three million tulips blooming at once.