Sightseeing in Izmir, Turkey

Have a blessed New Year 2012! Time truly passes by so quickly nowadays. Another year had passed and 2012 is finally here! It's been almost four months now since our 10-days vacation in Turkey. One of the places we visited was Izmir. It is quite a very interesting city when we only had more time to see a lot of sights. Some hours sightseeing is just not enough to see everything in this city. At least, I was able to step on the soil of Izmir.

One of the sights we visited was the Konak Square. The square is the busiest part of the city, as Konak is the main place of İzmir. We also had a walk on its shopping district, located just near this square. Visiting one of Turkey's historical cities like Izmir is already a memorable travel experience for me.

You have to know that Izmir is located in Asian continent.

The Konak square, the core of the city in Izmir, Turkey. You can see the İzmir Clock Tower (1901) a beautiful marble tower that rests in the middle of the Konak district, standing 25 m (82 ft) in height. It was designed by the Levantine French architect Raymond Charles Père in 1901 for the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the ascension of Abdülhamid II to the Ottoman throne in 1876.

Most of this busy square is occupied by the Central Bus Station, the İzmir City Hall, and the Konak Mosque. At the center of the square is the İzmir Clock Tower, an old landmark built in 1901. The square is also near Kemeraltı İzmir's major market (Bazaar) district. At the south end of the square is the Cultural Cenre of the Ege University which includes an opera house, a music academy ,and a museum of modern art.

the shopping district near Konak square. You can see a lot of goods here. We were here last September 25, 2011.

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