The most noteworthy excursions in Turkey
You can move on the city, having rented the car, after all the prices for a taxi in Turkey are not high. If you go on foot, pass tram ways on Kaferiye Street Juice at a palace of Topkapy or Aja Sofia, and late go down from a hill. Actually some metres — and you at an entrance in Erebatan-sarai (works ежедн., 9. 00-18. 00; the price of the entrance ticket — 10YTL), or to a basilica the Tank which represents extensive underground storage for water in the heart Sultanakhmeta (under the tram line, an office of Tourist militia and, maybe, Aja Sofia). Excursion in underground storage is considered one of the most interesting excursions in Turkey. It is the 1st among several underground tanks of the city to what have carried out careful excavation. In spite of the fact that in it usually there is a lot of people, there it is necessary to visit during a trip to Turkey to pass on a long route from an entrance on Kaferiyya Street Juice and an exit to Erebatan Kaddesi which settles down over the widest room of the tank. Perhaps, constructed at the time of governor Konstantin in the IV century AD and extended at Justinian in the VI century AD, the tank was supplied with water by means of the aqueducts going from the wood Belgrad. Water from the tank arrived in the Big palace, and later — in a palace of Turkey Topkapy. After a gain of Constantinople Turks about the tank have forgotten. It was opened again in 1545 by Frenchman Petyus Zhilyus. It accepted her locals, whose houses in Turkey stood directly over it and whose wells recovered from it water. Some even kept in it fishing boats from which fished in its depth. Say that Zhilyus’s interest of the vpervy was shown then when he has seen on the adjoining street of the dealer in fresh fish.
That you learn during one of the most interesting excursions in Turkey
In 1987 the tank restored. From it have got 50 000 tons of silt and dirty water, walls have been covered with water-proof substance, and eight columns are strengthened by concrete that has given to all construction an additional krepkost. Construction of paths which have replaced boats on which the 1st tourists got into the tank in Turkey, can seem blasphemy, after all they, also new lighting have considerably facilitated possibility to study its stone laying. The big hidden tank in the city, it has 140 m at length, 70 m at width and volume of 80 000 cubic metres. Its small brick domes are supported by 336 columns, many of which have the Corinthian capitals. Columns are executed in various styles. The drawing giving to them similarity to trunks of trees is put on some of them. They remind the columns found under institute on Ordu Kaddesi. Perhaps, it means that they have been made inhabitants of Turkey of the stone used in the 2nd time taken from earlier constructions. When the tank has been drained, in its southwest corner have found two heads of the Jellyfish. Most likely them used simply as a construction material — only this way it is possible to explain that fact that they have been completely shipped under water and are invisible.
If you come to Turkey in the winter, the prices for entrance tickets in the tank will be much lower.
Going to Turkey from Perm, do not forget to take the guidebook to the country.