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  • Directions: One corner from the market place en Magdalena del mar / Fax: 263-8180
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  • 10 Best Places to Visit in Egypt For A Holiday for First-Timers

    The first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions “Egypt” is the Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Nile. In any case, with over 7,000 years of unique history, legacy, and culture, there are numerous other amazing attractions in Egypt to justify its title as a tourist hotspot. With an intriguing history that spans back to the beginning of human civilization, Egypt is known to be a very popular tourist destination. Pharaohs being synonymous with this destination, Egypt is an amazing country to visit to explore ancient tombs, pyramids and attractions which will leave you in awe. An ideal place for adventurers, explorers and history buffs alike. Egypt is an allrounder for travelers looking for a blend of activities rich in tradition, gaining memorable experiences, and simply looking to let loose. Here are 10 Best Places to Visit in Egypt that should be on the top of your itinerary and bucket list when you finally decide to make a trip to this delightful nation. via GIPHY   Giza Image Credit: Photo by Pradeep Gopal on Unsplash Giza is presently known as one of the most renowned spots in Egypt where tourists often visit. Giza is filled with leading hotel chains, famous boutiques, cafés and large shopping centers. Near the hustle and bustle of the city lies the famous Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. You can't say you have been to Egypt without visiting and seeing these monuments first-hand. The extraordinary Pyramids at Giza are famously known for being one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and in addition to that, it is also undoubtedly one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Giza's pyramid complex has awed voyagers down through the ages. An unquestionable feature of any trip to Egypt, Giza's pyramids ought not to be missed. A large portion of the touring destinations at Giza is situated on the plateau aptly named the Giza Plateau, where the Great Sphinx and Great Pyramid stand tall. Don’t forget to snap some pictures of you riding a camel while soaking in the magnificence of the ancient pyramids (Indiana Jones-esque). The pyramids of Giza will definitely be the gem in any trip to Egypt.   Luxor Image Credit: Photo by Lea Kobal on Unsplash Luxor, also known as Thebes in Ancient times, is situated on the east bank of the Nile River in southern Egypt. At its peak, it was the ruling capital of the Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom of Egypt. Luxor is also famously called the world’s greatest open-air museum. With iconic structures, temples, and historical museums, the city is a significant destination in Egypt. The essential touring destinations of the Luxor are not situated in the city itself but on the other side of the Nile in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. The Valley of the Kings is a burial spot of the Pharaohs of Thebes, this valley comprises of several burial places portraying the life of ancient Egyptians through the engravings inscribed on the walls and the roofs of the burial spots. The Valley of the Queens is likewise a burial location that contains close to 57 tombs including the breathtaking and remarkable burial place of Queen Nefertari. The vast majority of the Luxor attractions are found either on the East Bank or the West Bank of the Nile. Popular features on the East Bank incorporate Karnak Temple, an exceptional sanctuary city that took more than 2,000 years to develop and it is also known to be one of the largest religious places on the planet. The flawlessly lit up Luxor Temple is a jaw-dropping temple to visit at night. Some other attractions to check out in Luxor are the Luxor Museum and the Colossi of Memnon.   Cairo Image Credit: Photo by Dario Morandotti on Unsplash Cairo the capital of Egypt has a rich history of Islamic, Christian and Jewish culture. The 2000-year-old city is additionally the biggest city in Middle-East, Africa and the Arab world. Do not miss out on the opportunity to shop at Khan el-Khalili bazaar where coppersmiths continue to craft their wares despite having small workshops. Vendors are loaded with a variety of products such as ceramics, textiles, spice, perfume, collectibles, souvenirs, and jewelry. Khan el-Khalili is one of Cairo's must-visits with eateries, cafés and street food merchants scattered around the market adding to the appeal of the bazaar. The significant mosques in Cairo are the mosque of Amr Ibn Al-Aas (Al-Fustat), Mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun, Mosque of Al-Azhar, Mosque of Sultan Hassan (which is wonderfully lit up in the evening), Mosque of Al-Refai, The Blue Mosque and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Additionally, other Islamic sites are the Salah El-Din Citadel, House of Gamal-Al-Din and the Museum of Islamic Art (Bab Al-Khalq). At the widely acclaimed Egyptian Museum of Tahrir Square, guests can get a better perspective on Tutankhamun along with mummies and different antiquities from Egypt's Ancient past.   Aswan Image Credit: Photo by Mo Gabrail on Unsplash Aswan is the third biggest city in Egypt and is situated on the eastern bank of the Nile River. Aswan is the name given to this city by Arabs, the prior name of the city was "Suno" which translates to 'The Market'. Aswan gives one of the most delightful perspectives of Egypt with the eye-catching views of the town on the eastern bank. Aswan is likewise a bonus for guests as it is flooding with brilliant markets, aromas, Pharaonic and roman remains and artifacts from the ancient spot of Nubia. The two most amazing destinations of Aswan town are the two principle islands-Kitchener which is a botanical garden and Elephantine which is a site having vestiges of ancient structures and a museum. Elephantine and Kitchener Island are worth the time and money spent on exploring these islands. The Elephantine Islands are the ideal escape to loosen up. The vivid Nubian towns in the focal point of the island are unique Egypt vacation spots and make for an incredible night walk. It is also recommended to take the boat to Angelika Island to study the Temple of Philae which is from the Ptolemaic and Roman era. The biggest landmark of the island is the sanctuary of Isis which takes up around one-fourth of the island. Aswan is currently known for its amazing views on the desert dunes and the Nile stream. Some other essential attractions are Aga Khan Mausoleum, Tombs of the Nobles and the Temple of Philae.   Abu Simbel Image Credit: Photo by AussieActive on Unsplash Abu Simbel comprises of two enormous stone temples made out of appreciation for the powerful King Ramses II. Cut out of the mountainside, the sanctuaries are enduring energy of Ramesses II and Nefertari. The temple is the most remarkable temple of all ancient Egypt. Indeed, even in a nation brimming with temples and tombs, Abu Simbel is something uncommon. This is Ramses II's extraordinary sanctuary, embellished with enormous sculpture placed outside, and with an inside luxuriously finished with artistic creations on the wall. The stone impressions of the lord and the lady seated on their thrones is a notable aspect of ancient Egypt. The temple was shifted elsewhere as a result of the rising waters of the lake during the 60s and this attraction creates a flow of tourists throughout.   White Desert Image Credit: Photo by Mariam Soliman on Unsplash Prepare to be stunned by the extraordinary white-hued rock arrangements of the White Desert, the Bedouin national park north of Farafra. This exceptional natural wonder consists of strangely molded chalk mountains with colossal arrangements of chalk running from snow white to cream in color, which likewise includes the sand dunes of the Great Sand Sea and the cliffs of the Farafra Depression. The white rocks have been molded by wind disintegration for a few centuries. The landscapes here look nothing short of magical, with white stones and chunks. For desert fans and travelers, this would be your ideal setting, while at the same time basking in the regular landscape. With its stunning natural beauty, it is among the most delightful spots to visit in Egypt. PS – Lookout for the Rhim and Dorcas gazelle, the latter of which roams the landscape at the White Desert.   Siwa Oasis Image Credit: Photo by Flo P on Unsplash This dazzling oasis, encompassed by date palm ranches and various freshwater springs, is one of the Western Desert's most pleasant spots. The town is based on the remnants of an immense mud-block fortress that ruled the view. This is the best spot to slow down and rejuvenate for a couple of days. Vacationers go to the city to appreciate the town's numerous freshwater springs, walk around sections of land of palm forests and to explore antiquated mud-fabricated fortifications and leftovers of Siwa's Greco-Roman past. Gurgling springs are in bounty here. One of the most famous is a stone pool known as Cleopatra's Bath. A segregated and more private pool is situated on an island in Lake Siwa. An outing to the nearby commercial center offers guests the chance to tour the city's rich culture and soak up the uniqueness the place has to offer.   Alexandria Image Credit: Photo by Peter Nicola on Unsplash Situated on the Northern Coast of Egypt, Alexandria or known as the "Pearl of the Mediterranean" or the "Social Capital of Egypt" is an ancient city in Egypt which is viewed as a significant tourist point of Egypt, the second biggest city of Egypt and furthermore a bustling trade port. Alexandria is enhanced with numerous sublime Greek landmarks, offering incredible touring chances to all and worth a visit for its numerous social attractions which provides deeper insights into its past. The city is definitely a standout amongst other Egypt destinations which would allow you to unwind and relax stress-free. Well known touring spots in Alexandria are Fort Qait Bey, Bibliotheca Alexandrina (one of the largest and most significant library in the ancient world) and Pompey's Pillar Alexandria which is a decent spot to chill with your friends and walk around the boulevards which are loaded up with cafés.   Sinai Image Credit: Photo by Irina Nakonechnaya on Unsplash Egypt's focal point for seashore fun is the South Sinai which is on the Sinai Peninsula. Sharm el-Sheik or, more than likely known as the City of Peace is a European-style resort brimming with lavish lodgings, universally known eateries, and a plethora of activities to offer. Sharm el-Sheik is one of the most well-known retreat towns in Egypt, situated at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula. With its warm, dark blue waters and extraordinary brilliant seashores, it would be hard to eliminate such a spot from your itinerary. Try not to pass up on the opportunity to snorkel or dive into the phenomenal reefs around Tiran Island and Ras Mohammed National Park, home to some incredibly vivid marine life. Sharm el-Sheik gives access into the desert, where you can visit Bedouin camps and climb Mount Sinai, an ancient biblical spot famously known for its optimal view of the sunrise.   Dahab Image Credit: Photo by Nassim Wahba on Unsplash Dahab is a serene budget beach town that goes easy on your bank account. Dahab, which implies gold in English, is one of the most-visited urban communities by travelers and Egyptians in Southeast Sinai. It is otherwise called Sinai's most-cherished diving spot, which makes it a go-to spot for diving or swimming enthusiasts. Any place you pick in the South Sinai will have an association with diving. The Red Sea is one of the top diving destinations on the planet. Apart from being the most celebrated national park inside Egypt, Ras Muhammad National Park also happens to be one of the most well-known diving sites. This attraction is tucked in the midst of the beautiful coral reefs and mangroves of the Red Sea just along with the inland desert of Sinai. It has completely clear waters that permit divers and swimming lovers to effectively view the dynamic corals and aquatic life. If you decide to take a boat for a ride further into the sea, you might even get to spot some dolphins, including Risso's Dolphin.   Nile Cruising Image Credit: Photo by Lea Kobal on Unsplash You can never be finished with a trip to Egypt without going on a journey on the Nile River. Regardless of whether you take it toward the beginning of the day or around evening time, in a boat or a felucca, the appeal of the Nile will blow your mind. For some guests, a multi-day voyage upon this much-admired Nile is a noteworthy feature of their Egypt trip. Cruising the Nile is likewise the most loosening up approach to see the sanctuaries that stud the banks of the waterway on the course among Luxor and Aswan. The two celebrated sights on a Nile Cruise are the Temple of Kom Ombo and Edfu's Temple of Horus, where all the large cruise ships make a halt. You can also opt to voyage the Nile by felucca which is Egypt's conventional wooden boat. Boats and cruises leave from both Luxor and Aswan, yet feluccas must be boarded for trips from Aswan. Egypt offers the most intriguing encounters to tourists and such an experience that cannot be compared to any other place else on the planet. Everything about Egypt leaves its visitors in amazement.THE PS – It is advisable to wear full-length clothing in Egypt, to regard the traditions and save yourself from some serious sunburn.   via GIPHY...

  • Manners & Dua Series - Part 5 | Virtues of Subhanallahi Wa-Bihamdihi

    With how fast-paced and busy everyday life is, it is easy for us to lose ourselves in our daily activities. Sometimes it is good to take a moment to pause and remind ourselves of Allah SWT and our Deen, with a short but very meaningful statement; Subhanallahi Wa-Bihamdihi. Here are some Hadiths that show us how great and meaningful Subhanallahi Wa-Bihamdihi is. Image Credit: Photo by Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated: The Messenger of Allah (AWS) said, "There are two statements that are light for the tongue to remember, heavy in the Scales and are dear to the Merciful: سبحان الله وبحمده، سبحان الله العظيم "Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdihi, Subhan-Allahil-Azim" (Glory be to Allah and His is the praise, (and) Allah, the Greatest is free from imperfection) [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. Abu Dharr (RA) narrated: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said to me, "Shall I tell you the expression that is most loved by Allah?" It is  سبحان الله وبحمده، 'Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdihi' (Allah is free from imperfection and His is the praise)'." [Muslim]. Rabi’ah bin Ka’b Al-Aslami narrated: that he used to spend the night outside the door of the Messenger of Allah (SAW), and he used to hear the Messenger of Allah (SAW) saying at night:  سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ “Subhan Allahi Rabbil-‘alamin (Glory is to Allah, the Lord of the worlds),” repeating that for a while, then he said: سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ Subhan Allahi wa bihamdihi (Glory and praise is to Allah).” (Sunan Ibn Majah) Aishah (RA) reported: Prior to his demise, the Messenger of Allah (SAW) used to supplicate frequently: سبحان الله وبحمده، أستغفر الله، وأتوب إليه Subhan Allahi wa bihamdihi; Astaghfirullaha wa atubu ilaihi (Allah is free from imperfection, and I begin with praising Him. I beg forgiveness from Allah and I turn to Him in repentance." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. Juwairiyah bint Al-Harith (RA) reported: The Prophet (SAW) came out from my apartment in the morning as I was busy in performing the dawn prayer. He came back in the forenoon and found me sitting there. The Prophet (SAW) said, "Are you still in the same position as I left you." I replied in the affirmative. Thereupon the Prophet said, "I recited four words three times after I had left you. If these are to be weighed against all you have recited since morning, these will be heavier. These are: سبحان الله وبحمده عدد خلقه، ورضا نفسه، وزنة عرشه، ومداد كلماته Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdihi, `adada khalqihi, wa rida nafsihi, wa zinatah `arshihi, wa midada kalimatihi [Allah is free from imperfection and I begin with His praise, as many times as the number of His creatures, in accordance with His Good Pleasure, equal to the weight of His Throne and equal to the ink that may be used in recording the words (for His Praise)]." [Muslim] Abu Huraira (RA) narrated: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Whoever says, سبحان الله وبحمده 'Subhan Allah wa bihamdihi,' one hundred times a day, will be forgiven all his sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea. (Sahih al-Bukhari)   Let us follow the Prophetic manners & Dua (sunnah) and incorporate these into our daily lives.  ...

  • 10 Best Things To Do In Iceland After Covid-19

    Welcome to the land of fire and ice in the northern part of Europe, Iceland. This country, well-known for its Vikings, has been crowned as the fourth happiest country in the world according to the World Happiness Report 2020. In this beautiful country, you will encounter the exquisite active volcano and glacier, pleasant cold weather, gorgeous wildlife animals, and the breathtaking landscapes. Iceland offers many tourist-friendly spots and is attempting to attract foreign tourists to the country, including Muslim travellers. We strongly recommend Iceland as your next destination due to its magnificent scenery and! If you are planning your next travel post-Covid-19, Iceland might be the perfect destination for you! Without further ado, here are the 10 best things to do in Iceland! via GIPHY 1. Northern Lights in Reykjavík Image Credit: Davide Cantelli on Unsplash; The Northern Lights at Reykjavík, one of the best places to see this spectacular view. In Iceland, seeing the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, is at the top of most traveller's bucket list. Aurora is a natural light created in the sky by a disruptive solar wind in the magnetosphere that affects the particles in between, which then produces flashes of lights. Its epic colors and movements can thrill millions of tourists to tour and enjoy the aurora with their bare eyes! There are some excellent towns that you must visit to capture the Northern Light perfectly like Grótta Lighthouse, Öskjuhlíð Forest, and Elliðaárdalur. Be sure to visit these places to see this spectacular view, you won't regret it, we promise! 2. Visiting Mosques in Reykjavík Image Credit: An-Nur Mosque on Facebook; An-Nur Mosque, also known as Félag múslima á Íslandi, officially opened in 2002. For Muslim travellers, visiting mosques when travelling can be an enlightening experience. Not to worry as there are some mosques in the capital city of Iceland, Reykjavík, where you are able to visit and pray. Here are the three magnificent Mosques in Reykjavík:  An-Nur Mosque Situated in the third floor of a building in Reykjavík, An-Nur Mosque, also known as Félag múslima á Íslandi, was founded by the Iceland Muslim Organization in 1997, and officially opened as the first Mosque in 2002. Just like other Mosques, it holds the five daily prayers and Friday Prayers as well. Islamic Cultural Center of Iceland (ICCI) Islamic Cultural Center of Iceland (ICCI) Mosque facilitates children by providing Islamic Education through the Iqro School that is managed by the Youth Islamic Organization. Since it is located on the second floor of a building, the Youth Islamic Organization organizes worshipping activities such as Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha by capitalizing on the spacious place.  The Grand Mosque of Iceland The history of the Grand Mosque is pretty unique. In 1997, this mosque was used as a Cultural and Music Center but later became a restaurant. However, around 2011 to 2012, the Muslim Community had acquired this building and turned it into a mosque. Please note that since you’re in Iceland, it may be difficult to find Islamic materials like prayer mats being sold here. As such, please bring your own prayer set like Travel Mukena & Sejadah to make things easier for you. It is also recommended to bring your own prayer sets for hygiene purposes.  3. Visiting The Blue Lagoon Image Credit: Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash  This is a must-visit phenomenal spot that you can enjoy while in Iceland. The massive geothermal spa gives you an extraordinary experience the first time you step foot into the Lagoon. The temperature may reach up to 38 degrees Celcius which is a total fit for relaxation. You will get to experience the warmth of milky turquoise water while trying out a silica mask. This would be an unforgettable and unique experience, so be sure to include this in your itinerary!  4. Sightseeing in Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Image Credit: Andy Wang on Unsplash The place that you can’t miss out is Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. You will get to see some of your favorite action movie scenes like 'A View to Kill' and 'Day Another Day' come to life at this amazing spot. Take a drive from Reykjavík and you will reach your destination in about three to four hours. The journey is definitely worth it; I believe you will not feel worn out looking out of your car window, admiring the greenery and scenic view along the way. Once you get to Jökulsárlón, you will be welcomed by a myriad of the free-flowing iceberg.  Try touching some of the 1000-year-old crystal icebergs but be very careful! If you plan to stay longer till dawn, you will find a beautiful sunset reflected on the iceberg that gives you a breathtaking view. You might even see a bob of seals swimming here! Sightseeing at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is one of the best things to do in Iceland, particularly with your loved ones as you could make new memories here.   5. Strolling Around Westfjords Image Credit: Zak Boca on Unsplash; Westfjords offers many beautiful spots for you to explore. One of the most isolated places in Iceland is located is Westfjords or the Iceland Base Camp Secret. Even though it remains largely off the tourist radar, it still offers outstanding water pools and beaches spread out across the location. There are so many spots you can explore all at once. You will discover the cute little town, old cafes, and beautiful scenery at Ísafjörður. Image Credit: Yanshu Lee on Unsplash; Witness the exotic Atlantic Puffins in Látrabjarg. Stroll along the high cliff to see the exotic Atlantic Puffins in Látrabjarg, and see seven small remarkable waterfalls in Westfjords. You could also see a 10kilometer-beach with sparkling brown sand and deep turquoise seawater surrounded by cliffs in Rauðisandur Beach, and the list doesn't end there! So if you're looking to visit a place that does not have many tourists, Westfjords is the perfect place for you! You get to see, explore and experience largely unique sights, that you would not be able to in other parts of Iceland. 6. The Black Sand Beach at Reynisfjara  Image Credit: Rémy Penet on Unsplash; The famous Black Sand Beach at Reynisfjara, a must-visit when you're in Iceland. One of the most famous spots for those of you who love admiring the sensational view at the beach, you must visit the Black Sand Beach when you're in Iceland! This beach offers you a unique experience especially with the black sand, beautiful Basalt rock formation, cave formation that is uniquely shaped, and even the beauteous geometric patterns that you will not get to see elsewhere. Beware though, of the huge waves in this beach! 7. The Golden Circle Tour  Image Credit: Clark Van Der Beken on Unsplash; Thingvellir National Park, one of the spots you get to visit on the Golden Circle Tour.   You will not regret taking a spectacular trip around the Golden Circle! You get to witness the landscape of Thingvellir National Park during this tour. This park is considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Iceland. It reflects the history of the Vikings, which came to set up one of the first European Parliaments.   Another activity that you can do here is to swim in a place called Silfra to experience one of the clearest water. After Thingvellir National Park, you will move to Iceland’s best-known Stokkur Geyser and see it erupting several times per hour. The last step-over will be super hypnotic Gulfoss Waterfall. Enjoy the magnificent double rainbow transverse the swift waterfall! 8. Whale Watching Tour Image Credit: Ferdinand Stöhr on Unsplash; Whale watching in Iceland is an exciting and popular activity to do in Iceland. Seeing whales in the high seas can be really exciting. For the whale watching tours, you will get to wear special clothes to see the attraction of swimming whales. Starting from the open upper deck of the ship, the expert guards will assist passengers and point out where exactly the whales will appear. The common whales in the area are humpback whales and minke whales. You will find out how amazingly big these animals are! 9. Halal Restaurants in Iceland Image Credit: Pushpak Dsilva on Unsplash; There are several Halal Restaurants in Iceland like Mandi Reykjavík, Shalimar and Meze, suitable for Muslim travellers. Looking for a Muslim-Friendly Restaurant here can be slightly difficult, but don’t worry as we have found a couple of Halal Restaurants scattered along the Reykjavík area. Below are the lists of Halal Restaurants in Iceland: Mandi Reykjavík: An eatery that serves Middle Eastern Cuisine such as shawarmas and falafel dishes.Shalimar Pakistani Cuisine: A highly recommended restaurant that provides curry, grapevine, chicken makhani and many more.Meze: This Turkish Restaurant has a wide range of food on the menu that comes from Mediterranean cuisine, European Cusine, and Middle Eastern Cuisine, all at a reasonable price. 10. The Best Iceland Souvenir Shops Image Credit: Puzzled by Iceland on Facebook; Be sure to bring back some souvenirs from Iceland! Before heading to your home country, buying some souvenirs that best represents Iceland is a must. Try walking down the main shopping centre in Reykjavík to get to these 3 souvenir shops in Iceland!  Omnom Chocolate: Chocolates originating from Iceland can be one of the best gift for your loved ones. You will get a taste of chocolates that are produced from the best beans around the world covered with licorice and sea salt. The combination of rich ingredients is the best distinctive flavor you will ever have. Another special souvenir that you can take home is the sweet candy that everyone loves. You can grab all of these candies in supermarkets or grocery stores. For Muslim travelers, please ask the storekeeper first whether the ingredients used are Halal or not.  Hrím: A beautiful icon for home decor in downtown, Hrím is an excellent option for souvenir shopping. It provides an affordable Nordic style of kitchenware and households. You are free to choose the pieces that fit your home the most.Puzzled by Iceland: This souvenir shop sells authentic products like clothing items, accessories, and bags. The design printed on the items will be the best reminder of your travel to Iceland. What makes them look fabulous is the image of natural phenomena and wildlife such as the Northern Lights, Atlantic Puffins, and Iceland Horses - all of which best represent Iceland.Pick Iceland as your next destination and have these 10 best things to do on your bucket list. Traveling to Iceland is a once in a lifetime journey!  via GIPHY ...

  • 10 Sebab Mengapa Anda Wajib Melawati Hong Kong

    Artikel ini aslinya ditulis oleh Assia Hamdi dalam bahasa Inggris. Kamu boleh membaca artikel dalam bahasa Inggris yang ditulisnya di sini. Tahukah anda bahawa Hong Kong adalah bandar keempat di dunia yang paling padat penduduknya? Dengan populasi lebih dari 7 juta orang, bandar raya ini yang sentiasa kesesakan trafik selalu mempunyai pelbagai aktiviti yang dapat menyeronokkan dan mengagumkan anda. Anda boleh bersiar-siar dan melihat pelbagai monumen keagamaan yang bersejarah, membeli jenama tempatan eksklusif dari 10 pusat membeli-belah dan menikmati makanan sedap dengan pelbagai jenis hidangan yang disajikan di restoran-restoran halal di Hong Kong. Oleh itu, jika anda sedang merancang percutian impian anda, berikut adalah 10 sebab mengapa anda harus melancong ke Hong Kong! via GIPHY 1. Lawati bandar-bandar yang berdekatan Hong Kong Kredit Gambar: Kychan di Unsplash; Melancong ke bandar-bandar berdekatan Hong Kong sangat mudah dengan lebih daripada satu cara untuk pergi ke bandar-bandar ini. Pelancong boleh menaiki kereta api, feri, bas atau kapal terbang ke bandar-bandar ini dengan senang. Setelah anda sudah mendarat di Asia, Hong Kong pasti merupakan perhentian yang sesuai untuk anda! Oleh kerana Hong Kong adalah salah satu hab penerbangan yang paling sibuk di dunia, ini menjadikannya sesuatu tempat yang sungguh mudah untuk mencari penerbangan terus ke dalam atau dari destinasi. Selain itu, kerana Hong Kong terletak di daerah Selatan China, ia berfungsi sebagai percutian terbaik untuk singgah sebelum anda menuju ke Asia Tenggara. Sekiranya anda ingin menginap lebih lama di Hong Kong, berjalanlah ke bandar-bandar yang berdekatan seperti ShenZhen dan Macau. Bandar-bandar kosmopolitan ini selalu dilawati oleh pelancong di Hong Kong kerana ia sangat mudah untuk melintasi sempadannya. Sekarang, anda boleh menaiki kereta api selama 20 minit di Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) atau selama 45 minit dengan metro di East Rail Line. Walaupun kereta api adalah mod pengangkutan yang paling popular, ada yang lebih suka menaiki bas ulang-alik privet, menaiki feri dari Terminal Feri Hong Kong Macau ke Shekou Cruise Port atau penerbangan ke Lapangan Terbang Shenzhen. Baca Juga: All Set For The Best Deals In Seoul? Check Out These Top 5 Night Markets in Seoul, South KoreaMelancong Bersama Kami!: The Best of Tokyo and Osaka In 7 Nights 2. Kemudahan Pengangkutan Awam Kredit Gambar: Gambar oleh Chapman Chow di Unsplash Menurut artikel yang ditulis oleh Daniel Szuc, dianggarkan lebih 90% daripada 7.4 juta orang yang tinggal di Hong Kong menggunakan pengangkutan awam. Rekod ini hanya membuktikan kecekapan pengangkutan awam di Hong Kong. Semasa anda berada di Hong Kong, benda pertama yang anda harus mendapatkan adalah kad Octopus. Apabila anda memilih tiket mingguan atau tiket pelancong, anda akan menjimatkan banyak wang ketika anda menggunakan pengangkutan awam di Hong Kong. Sekiranya anda hanya menaiki pengangkutan awam untuk sebahagian perjalanan anda, anda mungkin mahu membayar semasa anda menaikinya. Namun, jika anda ada tiket mingguan atau tiket pelancong, anda boleh melangkau barisan di kaunter tiket ketika suasana stesen kereta api sesak atau sibuk. Isi sejumlah wang dalam kad Octopus anda kerana anda pasti akan menggunakannya di hampir semua tempat. Ini termasuk tempat teropong di Victoria's Peak, kedai-kedai serbaneka dan mesin-mesin layan diri (Vending Machine). Keluarkan kad Octopus anda dan menggunakannya untuk kereta api, trem, dan di Star Ferry di seberang Victoria Harbour. Pada akhir perjalanan anda, bawa pulang kad Octopus sebagai cenderahati atau kembalikannya ke Pusat Khidmat Pelanggan di lapangan terbang atau stesen MTR untuk mendapatkan bayaran balik HK$50 dan baki nilai di dalam kad itu. 3. Pelbagai pilihan makanan Halal Semasa anda berada di Hong Kong, nikmati masakan tempatan Hong Kong yang terbaik - Dim Sum! Pergilah ke Kantin Pusat Islam ketika anda berada di bandar. Tip! Pastikan anda membeli Dim Sum pada waktu pagi. Penduduk-penduduk Hongkong menikmati Dim Sum sebagai sarapan jadi jangan datang pada waktu petang setelah semua makanan enak hampir habis! Jangan bimbang tentang ketersediaan makanan Halal ketika anda berada di Hong Kong! #Alhamdulillah Perkara yang paling kami sukai di Hong Kong adalah restoran-restorannya dimiliki orang Muslim dan makanan Halal yang menyajikan masakan Kanton yang terdapat di setiap daerah. Pelancong mungkin perlu berjalan-jalan mencarinya, tetapi setelah anda mendapat lokasi yang betul, percayalah kepada kami, ia sangat berbaloi! Anda akan mendapat banyak restoran Halal yang menyajikan masakan Kantonis, Turki, India dan Indonesia. Kami mempunyai tiga tempat makanan Halal yang mesti dikunjungi semasa anda berada di Hong Kong.   Islamic Center Canteen Walaupun ini mungkin klise, anda wajib menjamu selera di Islamic Center Canteen, tidak kira apa jadual perjalanan anda ketika anda mengunjungi Hong Kong. Terletak di tingkat 5 dalam Pusat Islam Osman Ramju Sadick, makanan di sini pasti berpatutan dengan hidangan Dim Sum bermula dari harga HKD13. Status Halal: Mempunyai Sijil HalalMaklumat: 5/F, Masjid Ammar and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, 40 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong IslandWaktu Operasi: 10am - 9pm   Wai Kee Wai Kee adalah lagi satu restoran yang disyorkan yang anda mesti kunjungi semasa anda berada di Hong Kong. Ini adalah tempat untuk anda mendapatkan nasi goreng itik panggang untuk HKD38. Ini akan membuat anda kembali lagi. Status Halal: Muslim-OwnedMaklumat: Stall #5 Bowrington Cooked Food Centre 1/F Bowrington Road Market, 23 Bowrington Road, Wan Chai, Hong KongWaktu Operasi: 10am - 6pm Ma’s Restaurant Ma's Restaurant adalah restoran yang menyajikan masakan Xinjiang. Anda boleh pilih dari pelbagai hidangan dan masakan yang macam-macam dari menu-nya. Ini juga merupakan satu-satunya restoran di mana anda dapat menikmati mi daging lembu Halal yang bertempatan (HKD50), dan hidangan sampingan yang paling disyorkan adalah Veal Goulash (HKD42). Status Halal: Mempunyai Sijil HalalMaklumat: Shop A, 21-25 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po, Hong KongWaktu Operasi: 11.30am - 11pm Ini hanyalah setitik restoran yang terpilih dalam makanan-makanan Halal di Hong Kong. Bandar ini terdapat lebih daripada 70 restoran Halal, jadi pastikan untuk merancang jadual perjalanan anda dengan bijak dan dapatkan rasa masakan tempatan di Hong Kong!   4. Menjaga Solat Kita Kredit Gambar: Gambar oleh Joshua J. Cotten di Unsplash Menurut tinjauan yang dilakukan pada tahun 2016, terdapat kira-kira 300,000 umat Islam yang tinggal di Hong Kong, yang merupakan 4.1% penduduknya. Umat Islam di Hong Kong terdiri daripada pelbagai bangsa seperti Cina, Indonesia dan Pakistan, dan sebahagian besar daripada mereka adalah Muslim Sunni. Hong Kong mempunyai lima masjid rasmi; masjid terbesar adalah Masjid Kowloon dan Pusat Islam (Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre), yang dapat menampung sehingga 3,500 orang. Masjid Kowloon didirikan pada tahun 1896 and ia dibina pada mulanya untuk tentera India Muslim dari tentera Inggeris untuk menjalankan tugas agama mereka. Masjid persegi ini terdiri daripada 4 menara, marmar putih di fasad dan lantai, atap merah jambu dan kubah besar di atasnya. Empat masjid lain di wilayah ini termasuk Masjid Ammar dan Pusat Islam Osman Ramju Sadick, Masjid Jamia, Masjid Chai Wan dan Masjid Stanley. Selain dari masjid-masjid ini, terdapat juga ruang solat dan ruang di tempat-tempat tarikan pelancong seperti Hong Kong Disneyland dan Oceanpark.   5. Lampu yang mempesonakan dan Pencakar Langit yang menjulang tinggi Menurut Guinness World Records, Hong Kong merupakan bandar perkotaan tertinggi di dunia, kerana jumlah ketinggian semua pencakar langitnya melebihi 330 kilometer. Dengan pelbagai bangunan pencakar langit yang menghiasi pelabuhan, Hong Kong terkenal kerana ia mempunyai salah satu latar langit yang paling mengagumkan. Waktu malam terutama sekali memaparkan sisi langit yang indah kerana lampu warna-warni menghiasi Victoria Peak. Lebih-lebih lagi, pada Disember 2005, Hong Kong memecahkan satu lagi Rekod Dunia Guinness (Guinness World Record) untuk "Persembahan Kekal Yang Terbesar untuk Cahaya dan Suara" (Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show). Pertunjukan 10 minit ini dinamakan A Symphony of Lights (Simfoni Cahaya) dan bermula setiap malam pada pukul 8pm. Ia menampilkan paparan kesan visual khas yang mempesonakan ketika pancaran laser dan kilatan menerangi langit malam, disertai dengan muzik yang menggembirakan. Ini jelas menunjukkan bahawa anda tidak mahu ketinggalan persembahan ini semasa anda berada di Hong Kong! Pada akhir pertunjukan, anda boleh pergi ke kawasan popular seperti Lan Kwai Fong dan SoHo untuk mendapatkan pengalaman yang meriah pada waktu malam. Sebaliknya, jika anda mencari pengalaman yang lebih tenang, anda boleh melakukan pelayaran pada waktu malam di sepanjang Victoria Harbour atau mengunjungi Pasar Malam Temple Street di mana anda boleh membeli barang-barang antik dan teh sebagai cenderahati untuk orang-orang yang anda sayangi.   6. Di Sinilah Seni Jalanan Berkembang Maju Kredit Gambar: Lysander Yuen di Unsplash Hong Kong mempunyai pelbagai seni jalanan yang meriah di mana anda boleh mendapatkan gambar OOTD (Outfit of the Day/Pakaian Hari) yang sempurna. Ia tidak sukar untuk mencarinya kerana seni-seni ini dinamakan Art Lane dan ia menampilkan mural berwarna-warni yang dilukis di bangunan lama, dan merangkumi tema seni dan muzik. Terletak juga di salah satu kawasan kejiranan paling sibuk di Hong Kong iaitu Public Square Street. Tempat mural ini mempunyai tangga yang dilukis dengan reka bentuk bunga kuning, biru dan merah terang – sesuai untuk mengambil gambar untuk Instagram. Tempat seni jalanan lain yang patut disebuti adalah Sing Lei Mahjong Parlor, yang terletak di tengah-tengah Temple Street Market. Ia menampilkan karikatur pemimpin-pemimpin politik yang sedang bermain permainan mahjong yang lucu.   7. Tarikan Pelancongan Mesra Muslim Tidak ada tarikan yang lebih seronok untuk keluarga anda untuk bersiar-siar seharian selain dari taman tema terbaik di Hong Kong. Hidupkan kembali impian masa kecil anda dan habiskan hari anda di Hong Kong Disneyland. Risau untuk mencari makanan Halal? Terdapat restoran dan kiosk makanan yang disahkan Halal di Hong Kong Disneyland. Dan! Ruang solat boleh didapati di taman tema di sebelah Restoran Tahitian Terrace (Halal). Sejujurnya, anda tidak perlu menjadi kanak-kanak untuk menikmati taman tema Hong Kong. Taman tema ini selalu ada sesuatu untuk setiap kumpulan umur. Hong Kong Disneyland adalah tempat yang anda ingin lawati jika anda mencari percutian yang mempesonakan dalam pelancongan anda ke Hong Kong. Menginap selama satu atau dua malam di tempat peranginan mereka dan dikelilingi dengan segala yang menggembirakan kanak-kanak batin anda. Peminat tunggangan taman tema yang mendebarkan? Keistimewaan Ocean Park pasti begitu. Taman tema berusia 40 tahun ini mungkin kelihatan kuno di luar tetapi anda pasti tidak mahu ketinggalan taman tema ini semasa anda berada di Hong Kong. Pertama sekali, taman tema ini BESAR. Berlumba ke tunggangan klasik mereka seperti Hair Raiser, The Flash, The Mine Train dan The Dragon. Apabila tiba waktunya, singgah untuk solat di dalam taman tema itu sekali. Berjalan ke Pejabat Perhubungan Tetamu dan kakitangan di situ akan membantu anda ke ruang solat. Dapatkan tenaga anda balik di restoran yang disahkan Halal di Ocean Park - Cafe Ocean, Dive Into A Float di Marina World dan Panda Cafe Food To Go di Amazing Asian Animals. Petua! Bawa Bersama anda pakaian solat dan sejadah poket. Anda akan menemui arah kiblat yang bertanda di dalam bilik. Anda boleh menunaikan wudhu di tandas berdekatan. Pada waktu malam, naiki Pelayaran Pelabuhan Bauhinia (Bauhinia Harbour Cruises) dan nikmati pemandangan Pelabuhan Victoria yang menakjubkan. Dinamai sempena bandar bunga Hong Kong, Bauhinia, Pelayaran Pelabuhan Bauhinia membolehkan anda masuk kapal yang telah menjadi sebahagian daripada sistem pengangkutan awam Hong Kong. Menjamu selera Pelayaran Pelabuhan Bauhinia’s menu Halal di atas kapal atau mengambil udara segar di dek atas.Petua! Pelayaran Pelabuhan Bauhinia berhenti di North Point dan Hung Hom Pier. Untuk maklumat lebih lanjut, lawati www.cruise.com.hk   8. Nikmati Alam Terbaik Kredit: @hannyg_3 di Instagram Walaupun saiznya kecil, Hong Kong tetap dapat mengekalkan lanskap alam semula jadi. Sama ada di pantai atau kawasan pergunungan, pelancong dan orang awam dapat menikmati pengembaraan berjalan kaki, jalan-jalan rekreasi dan berenang. Hong Kong Global Geopark adalah kawasan yang luas dengan formasi batuan unik yang menampilkan pemandangan indah. Terdapat juga Taman Kowloon untuk peneliti dan pemerhati burung, dan juga untuk berkelah dan bersantai. Beberapa pantai termasuk Pantai Big Wave Bay, Pantai Repulse Bay dan Mui Wo dan Pantai SilverMine Bay. Dikelilingi oleh bukit, kehijauan dan pergunungan, pantai-pantai ini kaya dengan pemandangan alam semula jadi yang biru dan hijau. Luangkan satu hari dari jadual perjalanan anda dan naiki Dragon's Back semasa anda berada di Hong Kong. Kembara berjalan kaki ini akan membawa anda ke Big Wave Bay yang indah. Semasa perkembaraan anda, anda akan dapat melihat pemandangan panorama pantai bandar ini. Dragon's Back ini pasti akan membuat jantung anda mengepam tetapi jangan ragu untuk perlahankan aktiviti mendaki dan mengikut rentak anda sendiri.   9. Sejarah dan Budaya Kredit Gambar: Jason Cooper di Unsplash Bolehkah anda percaya bahawa penduduk-penduduk pertama di Hong Kong menetap pada akhir Zaman Batu? Itu hampir 9 abad yang lalu! Hari ini, Hong Kong dipenuhi dengan banyak harta karun yang unik, iaitu 'Big Buddha' setinggi 34 meter yang terletak di biara Po Lin, dan kuil-kuilnya yang moden seperti Kuil Wong Tai Sin yang berfungsi sebagai rumah ibadat bagi tiga agama - Taoisme, Buddhisme, dan Confucianisme. Cara Sampai Ke Sini! Naik Keretapi MTR dan turun di Stesen Tung Chung, Exit B. Anda akan menemui Citygate Outlet Mall tepat di luar stesen kereta api. Berjalan lebih jauh ke arah Terminal Kereta Kabel Ngong Ping dan naik kereta kabel 25 minit ke Ngong Ping 360. Sebagai alternatif, menaiki bas 23 dari Stesen Tung Chung selama 50 minit perjalanan ke Terminal Bas Ngong Ping. Tempat bersejarah lain yang patut disebutkan adalah Haw Par Mansions yang menggabungkan unsur-unsur Cina dan Barat dalam gaya seni bina, dan Gua Kamikaze yang dulu diduduki oleh tentera Jepun semasa Perang Dunia II. Berjalan ke Muzium Sejarah Hong Kong dan bayangkan bagaimana peneroka awal tiba di Hong Kong dengan kapal jong (junk). Gali lebih mendalam dan berlajar mengenai perkembangan dan pemodenan Hong Kong di bawah jajahan Inggeris. Jangan ketinggalan Kowloon City Walled Park semasa anda berada di Hong Kong dan saksikan bagaimana bandar ini pernah dikenali sebagai tempat paling padat penduduk di dunia ini. Bandar ini mempunyai 35,000 orang yang dimuatkan dalam bangunan apartment yang sungguh kecil. Namun, teruskan mendengar tentang kisah-kisah mereka yang menetap di sini. Keadaan hidup mereka mungkin kelihatan pelik tetapi penduduk-penduduk Kowloon gembira. 10. Berkata Ya Untuk Pasar Malam! Kredit Gambar: Gambar oleh Annie Spratt di Unsplash Terakhirnya, Hong Kong tidak akan segembira dan riang tanpa penduduk-penduduk mereka. Sama ada anda bangun pada pukul 5 pagi untuk menyaksikan penduduk tempatan berlatih Tai Chi atau berduduk di gerai makan pada waktu petang, anda boleh mengharapkan orang tempatan berbual mesra dengan anda, sama ada anda saling bertutur dalam bahasa yang sama atau tidak. Lebih-lebih lagi, jikalaupun anda tersesat, penduduk tempatan akan bersedia membantu anda mencari jalan. Pastikan anda bersedia dengan beberapa frasa Kantonis!   Petua! Inilah lembaran cheat frasa Kantonis anda: m.discoverhongkong.com/seasia/muslim-friendly/phrase-sheet.jsp Terdapat banyak lagi yang boleh diterokai di bandar Hong Kong. Hong Kong telah berkembang selama bertahun-tahun. Temui sudut-sudut dan celah-celah Hong Kong dan rasakan sisi Hong Kong yang berbeza. Artikel ini disampaikan kepada anda oleh Lembaga Pelancongan Hong Kong. via GIPHY...

  • 10 Best Places To Visit In Turkey After Covid-19

    Turkey has been welcoming tourists all year round and is one of the top destinations for travelers. The Mediterranean climate allows traveling all year round an ideal one. Turkey have so many to offer, be it the sandy beaches and vast seas to scenic nature and the historical sites. This culturally rich country is also a Muslim-friendly destination, allowing you to have a smooth trip where you can explore and enjoy beautiful places as well as practice your faith with ease. Recently, Turkey has slowly eased travel restrictions. It is possible that sooner or later, it would be swarmed with tourists once again. Even though international travel may take some time to recover, it is still never too early to plan for your next destination in Turkey after Covid-19, given that it is home to some of the best places and cities to visit.  If Turkey is your destination, check out these 10 best places to visit in Turkey! via GIPHY  1. Istanbul Image Credit: Adli Wahid on Unsplash; The Famous Blue Mosque in Istanbul.  Istanbul can never be left out when it comes to Turkey. It is one of the largest cities in Turkey. Despite being a modern city with a European ambiance, it has beautiful architecture and historical sites dated back to the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires. You can find thousands of mosques in the city, the most famous one being the Blue Mosque. Stand a chance to admire the beautiful architecture and the interior design of the Blue Mosque, unique to Turkey. Image Credit: Zen zeee on Unsplash; Hagia Sophia, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Monuments.  After that, take a trip down a historical site, Hagia Sophia, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Monuments. This museum used to be a church that was later transformed into a mosque during the Ottoman empire. Preserving historical, religious, and architecture value, expect to see a mixture of Christian and Islamic collections ranging from mosaics to galleries.Once your sightseeing is done, head down to Grand Bazaar. As one of the largest bazaar in the world, you can find a line up of shops and restaurants along the 60 streets. It will be a great time to spend the whole day exploring the streets and discovering goods like clothes, carpets, and souvenirs. We highly recommend adding Istanbul to your bucket list as it is one of the best cities to explore in Turkey, with so much to offer! 2. Cappadocia Image Credit: Soyoung Han on Unsplash; Hot Air Balloons, a popular activity when you're in Cappadocia. Search for Cappadocia, and the result that comes out will be related to hot air balloons! Exciting right? Watch the scenic view from the hot air balloons at sunrise, one of the most popular and must-do activities when you are in Cappadocia!But activities in Cappadocia is not only limited to riding a hot air balloon. You will be awed by the scenic and picturesque views, cave dwellings, and rock formations. Cappadocia offers various hiking trails that you can explore for all of you who crave some adventure. Let me tell you that it is worth hiking at least 1 or 2 valleys to experience the remarkable rock formations, only in Turkey.  3. Göreme Image Credit: Steve Ende on Unsplash; Unique rock formation in Göreme Since we have mentioned Cappadocia, Göreme is another town worth mentioning. Located in the Cappadocia region, you should visit Göreme when you are around the area. Its unique rock formation makes it look like "fairy-chimney', and you get to see people still living in rock houses. This place has also attracted tourists due to rock restaurants and rock hotels, something that you might not experience in other cities. Don't forget to visit the Göreme open-aired museum too! Göreme is definitely one of the best places to visit in Turkey! 4. Antalya Image Credit: Adel Salehi on Unsplash; Enjoy the beautiful waterfall and scenic views at Antalya.  Antalya is one of the popular cities in Turkey, promising endless things to do. From exploring historical sites to exploring sandy beaches with turquoise seas. Even visiting the outlying areas promises you a great experience.Stroll down the streets of Kaleici, also known as Old Town. The labyrinth of streets offers you hotels, shops, and restaurants. The white-washed Ottoman mansions are picturesque that you wouldn't want to miss it. If you can't get enough of sightseeing here, head down to Old Harbor, in what used to be a trading port, but where you can now relax and watch the sun setting over the sea.If you are looking to soak yourself under the sun or enjoying some white sandy beach, Lara beach is perfect for you. There are plenty of water activities to do here as well, like jet-ski and stand up paddleboard. The beach is surrounded by a beach resort, and it can get pretty crowded during the peak season, attesting to its popularity!  5. Ankara Image Credit: Yusuf Belek on Unsplash; One of Turkey's attractions, Anıtkabir.  Despite being the capital city of Turkey, Ankara is considered an underrated city. It is often not included in the top cities to visit. However, this doesn't mean that you should not consider Ankara as part of your itinerary! In fact, it should be on your bucket list given that it is a city full of historical landmarks; its beautiful and chill ambiance will give you a memorable trip. As Ankara is popular with museums, you should give the Anatolian Civilization Museum a visit. This museum features artifacts from archaeological sites. It portrays Turkey's past in chronological order, starting from the Paleolithic Age. Also, take a trip to one of Turkey's attractions in Ankara, Anıtkabir. Once you are done learning about the history, head down to Aqua Vega Aquarium. It is one of the largest aquariums in Europe and Turkey, definitely something that shouldn't be missed. For all of you who love visiting historical sites to gain more knowledge of Turkey's remarkable past, Ankara is the place to be!    6. Bursa Image Credit:  teknolojitasarimci from Pixabay; The Grand Mosque is the largest in Bursa. The historical city of Bursa is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and this should be enough to include it in your itinerary! The Grand Mosque is the largest in Bursa, where you can witness the architecture of the Ottoman empire. The twenty domes and two minarets are iconic that you could spot the landmark easily. A ten-minute walk uphill leads you to Hisar gate, the only remaining monument of the Old City Wall. You can also enjoy the best view of Bursa at the top of the wall.Of course, after feeding ourselves with history and knowledge, we should pamper ourselves at the Grand Bazaar. Bursa is known to produce high-quality silk back in the Ottoman empire. If you fancy silk, then you should check out the shops here. Other than that, do check out their dried fruits, cheeses, and honey, which are locally produced, to get a feel of the local food and delicacies in Turkey (yum!). 7. Izmir Image Credit: bugra karacam on Unsplash; Ephesus is a must-visit historical ancient site in Izmir. Izmir is a city much less known compared to Istanbul and Antalya, but it is worth the visit as there are so many things to see! Izmir is best enjoyed by taking a stroll down the docks along the Aegean Sea. Such a relaxing moment can be enjoyed with a cup of coffee and a book in hand, just taking in the fresh air.Historical sites like Agora and Ephesus are worth the visit. Agora is an open-air museum remains of the ancient city of Symrna. You can still witness an operating water channel built by the Romans. Meanwhile, Ephesus is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List as it is one of the best-preserved ancient cities. You should definitely visit these sites! 8. Pamukkale Image Credit: T. Selin Erkan on Unsplash; Pamukkale, also known as Cotton Castle. Pamukkale, which means Cotton Castle, also known as Hierapolis, is another part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Search for Pamukkale, and you can see a spectacular view that I'm sure you would want to witness them with your very own eyes. In Pamukkale, you can find natural hot springs which are reputed to be beneficial for health as it contains minerals. The travertine terraces make Pamukkale magical and picturesque. Remember to take lots of pictures here! Since you are already in Hierapolis-Pamukkale, don't forget to visit the Archaeology Museum, which showcases the Roman archeology. For all the history buffs, you will definitely enjoy this museum! 9. Sanliurfa Image Credit: Erkan YILDIZ on Unsplash; Sanliurfa, a city known for its rich history and culture. Sanliurfa, also known as Urfa, is another city that is rich in history and culture. This old city is regarded as a holy city as it is believed to be the birthplace of the Prophet Abraham. The cave, Hazreti Ibrahim Halilullah, where he was said to have been born, is now the Dergah Complex. It is located near the Mevlid Halil Mosque, one of the sacred sites being visited for pilgrimages every year.You can also expect to see the balikli göl, the sacred fish ponds with thousands of carps swimming. You can make your way to Harran too, near Sanliurfa. It is another historical site that used to be a center for culture and knowledge. Many Islamic scholars were born and raised here like Thabit Ibn Qurra and Al-Battani. If you want to learn more about Islamic history, Sanliurfa is the best place to visit!  10. Side Image Credit: Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz on Unsplash; Witness marvelous architectures in Side. If you still don't have the chance to visit Greece or Italy to witness the marvelous architectures, then Side is the perfect solution for you. Side can get pretty crowded during summer as it is an ideal getaway for locals and tourists alike. As Side doesn't only house the Hellenistic and Roman ruins, people do visit to enjoy the white sandy beaches.You can still witness the original Roman amphitheater, which was once a battleground for gladiators. The ruins of the Apollo's Temple stands among the modern houses and shops, providing a picturesque view of ancient and modernity. Don't forget to take lots of pictures for memories!   Turkey is definitely an ideal travel destination for everyone; this beautiful country has so much to offer! Historical sites, fun and exciting activities, as well as the beauty and spectacular views of the country, will surely take your breath away. It's even more convenient to choose Turkey as your next destination as it is a Muslim-Friendly destination! It is easy to find Halal food and you can also carry out your religious obligations with ease. Other than that, Turkey is definitely a perfect place for you to learn and explore Islamic history. Now that we've got our eyes set on Turkey, we're just waiting for the right time to travel after Covid-19!  via GIPHY...



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