The number of visitors to museums and ancient sites increased by 57 percent in January this year. 

Earnings from museums and ancient sites reached 14.5 million Turkish Liras with a 236 percent increase in the same term, which is the highest figure since 2011. 

With 59,000 Museum Cards sold, the income from the card increased by 167 percent, which is the highest figure of all time. 

In a written statement, the Culture and Tourism Ministry said the January figures of museums and ancient sites, affiliated with the ministry, are supporting the rising momentum in tourism. 

According to the statement, the most visited places in January were the Topkapi Palace Museum, Hagia Sophia Museum, Mevlana Museum, Hierapolis (Pamukkale) ancient city in Denizli and the ancient city of Ephesus in Izmir.

Daily Hurriyet

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