Mardin; Top Travel Destination for Turkish Tourists -Travel Turkey 2023
Mardin; Top Travel Destination for Turkish Tourist
Mardin, located in southeast Turkey, is on a rocky mountain overlooking the Mesopotamian plains. The religious architectures of traditional stones make up the whole town and build a golden town. You find several old mosques, churches and madrasas along cobble stone streets. This exotic town scape is registered World Heritage Tentative List by UNESCO as the best preserved example of Anatolian soil.
Mardin is one of top travel destination for Turkish but not so famous for foreigners. You may not even have heard the name of Mardin before. During the tourist season and Turkish holidays, this town is full of Turkish travellers and the most hotels are fully booked. Furthermore, the Turkish government has an project to promote Mardin internationally as a symbolic destination of Turkey, like Cappadocia and Pamukkale. Let’s see why this town attaracts many Turkish tourists and what is there.
Don’t miss! Mardin’s best attractions
Only in this blog, it is difficult to talk about everything of Mardin charms. So that, I would like to share with you top 5 ofMaridin.
Mardin Stone Houses; Located on the southern slope of the hill, houses are spreading up and down from the outskirts of the castle to the plain in the form of terraces. They are built using yellow limestone, which is abundantly mined in Mardin. This scene, which symbolizes the town of Mardin,will be unforgettable for your visit.
Historical Buildings and Ruins；
Please do not forget, Mardin is a town full of history from Msopopotamia ages. There are many historical buildings related to their religions and cultures. Deyrul Zafaran Monastery, Kasımiye Madrasa, Mor Gabriel Monastery and Grand Mosque are worthly of special mention. Dara Ancient City is known as the most important frontier fortress of Rome, and the ruins of churches, palace, bazaar, amoury and water dam can still be seen in the city.
Filigree (Telkari) ; The art of traditional silver work. Extremely thin wires of silver are fused together to form accessaries or other items, like trays, belts bracelets, mirror frames, and so on. All of the works from the design to the creation are carried by the same person. This is the only one in the World.
Almond Candy ; Almonds growing naturally in this region and are roasted with sugar. It sounds like normal. What’s the special?? Mardin’s almond candy is blue color dyed by the root of Lahore tree growing in the region. Try one from real bule color candies, because they loose their color and turn white once they become old.
Mardin cuisine is very colorful just like their culture. Here is the place gathering people of many races, religious, languages and cultures. So there are many unique flavors which have been reflected many features of their culture since Mesopotamian era. In face, most of their recipes cannot be imitated in many parts of Turkey and only the local people can make special tastes of dishes. Furthermore, 7 products of Mardin’s cuisine are registered with geographical indications and loved by Turkish people, which are Badem Sekeri (almond candy), sembusek (Stuffed savory pastry), Kaburga dolmasi (stuffed ribs), mumbar dolmasi (stuffed sheep sausages), kilice coregi (pastries with a variety of spices), bulguru, and Ikbebet (boiled stuffed meatballs). Meat dishes are served on silver or copper trays so that you can enjoy not only their taste but also visually. Here is some pictures to stimilate your appatite.
You need to spend at least 3 - 4days to enjoy this exotic town to fill your satisfaction. They are some ideas for you to make your trip plan not to miss the specialities of Mardin, which are the best attractions and the purpose of the trip for Turkish turists. Surly worth for foreigners as well!!
Unfortunately we do not have any set up package covering Mardin now because here is not popular among foreigners yet. But once time comes, we are willing to offer you the best deal to visit Mardin with Travel Turkey!