Mardin, Turkey ----- Mardin has often been considered an open air museum due to its historical architecture. Most buildings use the beige colored limestone rock which has been mined for centuries in quarries around the area.
The inspiration for the Karka Queen's habitat in Southsun in Guild Wars Natural Rock Pools, Pamukkale Turkey. Pamukkale's terraces are made of travertine, a carbonate sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.
Anadolu Kavağı lies at the entrance of the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus from the Black Sea,great place for a quiet day trip,with little fish restaurants,waffle and ice cream corners.just opposite, on the European side is Rumeli Kavağı