Bodrum is a district and a port city in Mugla Province, in the southwestern Agean region of Turkey. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf Of Gokova, and it’s also the center of the eponymous district. Bodrum is the site of the ancient city of Halikarnassus, the location of the famous Mausoleum of Halikarnassus (built after 353 BCE) – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Unfortunately, the ancient monument was destroyed by earthquakes in the Middle Ages – some of the remnants can be seen in London’s British Museum. Bodrum is a fascinating place as it has a pleasing contrast between the Ancient city – where there are discernable fragments everywhere in the town -and a playground for rich Turks and an array of foreign visitors.
It is one of the centres of the Turkish Tourist industry and is the market town for the Bodrum Peninsula which consists of a number of towns and villages nestling on the edge of the Coast. Until the 1960’s the town was a fishing village which changed when a number of Turkish intellectuals gathered and wrote about Bodrum.
Bodrum is one of the most popular summer destinations of Turkey for Turkish and foreign tourists and also very popular with free night life. Bodrum is also very popular among Turkish gays, especially during the summer period. Bodrum has a gay beach –more like a secret stash with rocks and crusing area- and some gay clubs. But also, because it’s a very liberal place you take a chance on all the clubs on Bodrum. Most of the straight bars can be considered “gay-friendly”.
In our Bodrum Gay Guide pages we’ll list the best gay spots known and we’ll RECOMMEND some of them with our “GAYS OF TURKEY RECOMMENDS” icon, so you can click on their specially crafted page exclusively for GaysOfTurkey.com and get more information.
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