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CITY & ACCOMMODATION
OIL WRESTLING - SELIMIYE MOSQUE
- EDIRNE - KIRKPINAR
Apart from intriguing
mosques and attractive palaces, there are many different sites
to be visited in Edirne,
its rich past. Of the most important monuments in this ancient
province, the Selimiye Mosque, was built during the16th century
by Turkey's greatest architect, Mimar
the name of the then-reigning sultan, this mosque magnificently
represents Turkish marble craftsmanship and is covered in valuable
tiles and fine paintings.
The Yildirim and the Eski Mosques, dating back to the 14th and
15th centuries respectively, are other spectacular sights, while
the Muradiye and the Üç Serefeli Mosques are also among the
oldest and most impressive buildings here. Last to be mentioned,
but far from the least, is the Beyazit II Mosque, a great monument
with its complex construction comprising the many facilities
used in those times.
most prominent palace of this town is the Edirne Palace, which
was the Palace of the Empire built during the reign of Murat
are the amazing caravansaries, like the Rustem Pasha and Ekmekcioglu
Ahmet Pasha caravansaries, which were designed to host travelers
in the 16th century.
Turkey's second-most important border on the European frontier,
Ipsala, is the district center of
province and it is a wildfowl
fantasy visited by
both Turkish and foreign sportsmen.
Edirne is also the center for oil-wrestling, which is the national
sport of Turkey. On Kirkpinar Island, exciting tournaments are
held every July in the forest between the rivers Tunca and Meric.
These annual traditional events comprise many entertaining activities,
and the province is filled with spectators.
TRADITIONAL OIL WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP
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