If your first destination is Istanbul, don’t forget to visit the iconic Hagia Sophia Museum, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Turkey. A church built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century, it was converted to a mosque after some 900 years. It is one of the most beautiful mosques in Istanbul and one of the best places to visit in Turkey. Can’t miss this one on our list of Turkey famous places. This historical site, the 8th wonder of the world, is situated on the Arsameia antique road and is studded with huge statues of King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene two lions, two eagles and various Greek, and Persian gods.