Turkey is a country where you can have a good rest and get a lot of vivid impressions. It attracts tourists with the sea, golden beaches, many historical monuments and everyone strives to bring a piece of this sunny country home. In order not to get lost in a wide variety of goods and save time, before the trip it is worth to get acquainted with the list of the most popular Turkish souvenirs.
- Charms from sglaza
- products onyx
- Hookah and tobacco
- Ceramic and porcelain
- set for sauna "Steam bath»
- Rose water
- Meershaumskaya tube
- Rahat lukum
- Turks, Jezves
- Fruit teas
- Jewelry and bijouterie
- You can not take out
Amulets from the evil eye
The most populara souvenir from Turkey is an amulet from the evil eye "Fatima's Eye" or "Nazar Bondzhuk."This is a blue eye of round or oval shape, which, according to the Turks, is able to protect against bad intentions and evil eye. The amulet can be presented in a wide variety of products - magnets, key chains, necklaces, bracelets, pendants. They cost, as a rule, inexpensive, they can be purchased at any souvenir shop.
A huge selection of leather products is provided in Turkish markets and in specialized stores: jackets, belts, bags, gloves, skirts, trousers and much more. Leather things here are of excellent quality, because the main raw material is the skin of a lamb, it is much softer and more pleasant to the touch than pork. The cost of leather products in Turkey is inexpensive, and when you are able to bargain, you can bring down the price in half.to contents ^
Onyx minerals are mined on the south of Turkey, a kind of quartz from which they produce dishes, figurines, ornaments and other souvenirs. It can be yellow, brown or copper with white, black and pink veins.
Similar souvenirs are better to carry from Alanya, which is famous for its rich deposits of onyx. In the city there are many shops and shops selling products from this mineral.
Hookahs and tobacco
Connoisseurs of quality tobaccos and hookahs will appreciate the level of Turkish mixtures forsmoking and the aggregates themselves. Buy them better in specialized stores, there are lower prices, and the choice is greater and the risk to run into a counterfeit is less.to the table of contents ^
Ceramics and porcelain
Tourists in Turkey are amazed by a huge selection of ceramic and porcelain products with magnificent hand-painted, made in juicy shades. Here they can be found at every step, in large shops and small shops. Ceramic and porcelain tableware can decorate the interior and is suitable for both daily use and for special occasions.
Turkey is famous for its luxurious handmade carpets. Their main differences are high density and bizarre drawings, which do not depict people and animals( this is forbidden by the Koran).Carpets made of synthetic and natural fibers - wool, cotton, acrylic, propylene, will become a gorgeous gift from Turkey.to the table of contents ^
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Among the unique Turkish cosmetics should pay attention to soap products. Natural handmade soaps will appeal to every woman. Olive, laurel, pistachio and soap based on rose oil with regular use has an emollient and moisturizing effect on the skin.to the table of contents ^
Set for bath "Hammam"
The original and useful gift will be a set of bath accessories for the traditional Turkish bath "Hammam".It includes: hard gloves for peeling, a special towel in a checker and fragrant soap. Such a set can be purchased while visiting a hammam or at almost any store.to the table of contents ^
A real gift for a woman is real rose water. It is absolutely natural product, which has a luxurious aroma of a living rose. Worth such a water is inexpensive and can be stored in the refrigerator for several years. It is worth considering that they are allocated cosmetic and food pink water, respectively, and they are sold in different stores.to the table of contents ^
The tube from Meershaum is the best gift from Turkey for connoisseurs of tobacco smoking. They easily smoke and can withstand high temperatures. As a rule, products from the meershaum are decorated with carvings, which makes a simple thing a work of art. In addition to the tube, you can find other products from this material - chess pieces, jewelry, figurines, thimbles.to the table of contents ^
Lovers of alcoholic beverages will appreciate the local Turkish vodka Raki. This is a strong liquor from fruit, infused with anise and aged in oak barrels. It has a pleasant taste and aroma, a strength of about 45%.In fact, raki is a kind of brandy, and among the locals it is referred to as "lion milk".to the table of contents ^
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It is worth bringing the native baklava - the Turkish analogue of baklava. Here it is prepared from thin layers of dough, each layer is oiled and sprinkled with chopped nuts, baked and soaked with rose water, lemon or honey syrup with the addition of spices.to the table of contents ^
Honey in Turkey is quite diverse: besides the flower, here you can find chestnut, citrus, cotton. But the most unusual for visitors is pine honey, it is produced only in Turkey, it is more dense and has a rich taste. It differs in that bees collect not pollen, but sweetish extracts, which are formed on the bark and pine needles.to the table of contents ^
Rakhat-lukum from Turkey is an excellent souvenir for sweet tooth. The famous Turkish delicacy is better to buy in specialized stores, where sweetness is sold for weight. Initially, rahat-lukum was made from rose water, starch and sugar.
To date, many different types of delicacies with different flavors are produced, chocolate, pistachios, nuts, lemon zest, cinnamon, honey, fruit and coconut chips are added to it.to the table of contents ^
Eastern sweetness from caramel mass and ground oleaginous seeds. It can be of several varieties: nut, chocolate, caramel, peanut, sunflower, vanilla and tahini. A real culinary discovery can be Turkish halva with pistachios, outwardly resembling sweet cotton wool. It melts in the mouth, has a delicate aroma and leaves a pleasant aftertaste.to the table of contents ^
Among the national sweets of Turkey, it is worth noting sherbet - nougat with milk and nuts. This is a very satisfying treat. The main plus of sherbet is a long shelf life, thanks to which eastern sweetness can easily be transported to home.to the table of contents ^
Oriental spices are an excellent gift from Turkey for gourmets. They are fragrant and fragrant, are inexpensive and weigh a little. From Turkey, it is worth bringing spices that you will not find supermarkets on the shelves: sumah, tarhana, kurunana, kuruemis, kofta-bakharati, like kekin, they add an unusual new flavor and aroma to ordinary dishes.
In souvenir shops you can find beautiful sets of spices in vacuum packs and special mills. However, spices for weight gain are still better.to contents ^
In Turkish markets, you can buy quality knitted garments at affordable prices, as well as home textiles - towels, bed linens, tablecloths and napkins. In addition to factory textiles, you can find handmade products of incredible beauty.to the table of contents ^
The people of Turkey are very fond of coffee and know exactly about it. They prefer to cook it in copper Turks or Jezves. Utensils for cooking coffee here are of good quality and colorful ornaments.
Turks are not sold in all souvenir shops, they still have to look. Typically, the prices for them directly depend on the size of the product, the metal from which it is made, inlaid and engraved.to the table of contents ^
The perfect version of the gift will be Turkish tea. This Turkish drink is loved and drunk all day. In addition to the traditional green and black, here are sold fruit teas in powders, in particular, pomegranate and apple. The original tea souvenir will be a set of Turkish tea packaging and a traditional tea glass, similar to a tulip.to the table of contents ^
The chased items made of copper, silver and gold made in the Ottoman style are very popular with tourists. Turkish masters make all kinds of jewelry, hookahs, trays, vases, coins, copper dzhezvy, Turkish teapots and much more. They look great in a modern interior and, no doubt, will be the decoration of any home.to the table of contents ^
Jewelry and bijouterie
As a souvenir it is worth considering various variants of jewelry - chains, pendants, bracelets, earrings from metal or silver, here they are presented in a wide range. Rumors about the poor quality and low prices of Turkish gold are slightly exaggerated.
Quality jewelry in Turkey can be bought in official stores of the jewelry factory. Their wide choice will pleasantly surprise, however, do not expect too low prices for products made of gold.to contents ^
Do not remove
- weapons, ammunition;
- drugs and drugs containing narcotic substances;
- antiques, without accompanying documents( certificates);
- corals and seashells that are on the protected species list;
- jewelry worth more than 15 thousand dollars;
- archaeological findings.