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Eyewitness Travel Guide: Turkey [Turtleback]

Suzanne Swan
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6 Feb 2003 DK Eyewitness Travel Guide
This volume shows Turkey at its best, from the beautiful beaches and azure seas to the glittering mosques and churches, intriguing historic quarters and colourful bazaars. In-depth coverage is given to Istanbul with the help of cutaways of ancient buildings, pictorial maps and 3-D aerial views. This award-winning guide also helps you to discover the treasures of this ancient civilisation, with in-depth coverage of many archaeological sites, including the classical ruined city of Ephesus and the cliff-side troglodyte village at Uchisar.


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  • Turtleback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd (6 Feb 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751333573
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751333572
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.2 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 785,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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No other guide whets your appetite like this one (The Independent) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The most informative book you can take with you on holiday, Dorling-Kindersley’s "Eyewitness Travel Guide to Turkey" is your passport to everything that makes Turkey tick. As well as a detailed insight into an exotic Eurasian country and its history, Dorling-Kindersley’s 3-dimensional sketches and full colour original reconstructions of key sites give history and heritage a new meaning. Share local information and practical advice with an author who has lived in Turkey for 13 years.

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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellant introduction to Turkey 4 Jan 2004
Format:Turtleback
As an introduction to Turkey, I feel that this is the best all-round guide available. Not too heavy, visually inspiring and with honest and sensible text. Independant travellers may find Lonely Planet more useful as it is more comprehensive. This guide contains accurate and useful info on all the essential sites to be seen in Turkey.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars DK Eyewitness Guide to Turkey 22 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
Nicely presented, and with lots of pictures and visual information. I have used DK Eyewitness Guides before and they are ideal when on a city break. However a book this size cannot hope to do justice to a country the size of Turkey, so the entry for each place that I visited was short and seemed superficial - I was left wanting more. I wish in retrospect that I had bought Lonely Planet or a Rough Guide to Turkey.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nice photos but little information 10 May 2009
By Lybia
Format:Paperback
If you want to travel to Turkey and need information about areas DO NOT buy this guide. Nice photos and lots of them but very limited information about places. More a travel brouchure than a guide. Go for Lonely Planet or the Rough Guide instead and order a brouchure from an upmarket tour operator for the photos.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eyewitness Travel Guide: Turkey 14 Oct 2011
Format:Paperback
Me and my travel buddies were happy with this travel guide as it gives an excellent overview of many of the sights we got to see during our drive throughout Western Turkey. However, it did not cover all sights, and only gave details for certain sights, which is the reason it does not get the top grade.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All about key places you can't miss 7 Oct 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a very handy country guide that you can complement with the cities top 10 guides. You have a great Turkey overview (I've used it for 3 different regions of Turkey!).
Good tips for tourists as well!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
The historical information presented in this book is good, and is much more detailed than any of the travel information. I bought this to help me plan a two week trip, and have not been able to glean much of use from it. It has a very small description of each town, but doesn't do much for comparison, suggested itineraries, or other info, and the descriptions themselves are pretty minimalist. As another reviewer stated, I also wish I had purchased a Rough Guide or Lonely Planet, as I think they would ahve been more useful as a general trip planner.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars calimomintheuk 10 Jun 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is the ninth DK Eyewitness Travel Guide we have used on our travels through Europe. They have always been excellent references for the sights in various cities and has been a great planning resource (we use in conjunction with Rick Steves guides). We have Spain, France Belgium, Germany, as well as specific cites like Paris, Vienna, and Prague. All have been very helpful However, the guide for Turkey was so incredibly wrought with mis-information. The maps were completely off and out-dated. The descriptions were not as helpful as other guides. I would not recommend this Turkey edition. Very disappointed.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good for info 11 Oct 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This guide is great for in depth history etc but it doesn't give enough info on beaches, which resorts are quiet and unspoilt. Most popular resorts are not even in it, so its not a lot of help for package holiday makers!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Turkey DK Travel Guide
As with other books from DK Travel I found this guide useful for our trip to Turkey. The supplier delivered as promised. Would certainly order from them again.
Published 3 months ago by J. Hogg
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I bought this in readiness for a planned trip to Turkey. A typical DK eyewitness book - just excellent in highlighting the things that we see there.
Published 6 months ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars The usual high quality DK publication standards
I have nearly two dozen of these DK guides. Every one is a triumph of printing, content and general usefulness. As it says on the "tin" (i.e. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Kenneth J. Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
As with all DK Eyewitness Travel Guide I found it to be informative and accurate.In it's own right it is an attractive book which we will look at again
Published 10 months ago by exy
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice
This book is very nice and easy to use. As always I would have more names on mountain plateaus and geological characteristics, but I know I am special there.
Published 10 months ago by Tove Kolle
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent travel guide
This guide was well worth the money and it came within two days of ordering. It has been an indispensable part of my holiday support pack and is really informative and useful. Read more
Published 10 months ago by James Grime
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
A very easy to read book with handy tips on places to eat, common phrases etc.... Wouldnt travel without it
Published 14 months ago by K
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for visit
Gave me adequate information to plan a tour of Turkey/look for the right tour that encompassed everything that I wanted to see.
Published 16 months ago by wedding
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
THis vendor gave me accurate, fast and reliable service- the book came exactly as described in the add - excellent
Published 18 months ago by Tonya
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful tool
We had not been to Turkey for a number of years so really needed an up to date travel book. This book, as always with a DK one, was very specific and useful.
Published 18 months ago by Roger
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