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Iconic Blue in Istanbul: Sultan Ahmed Mosque You Cannot Miss
This is a guide about the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (a.k.a. the Blue Mosque), which is situated in the city of Istanbul in Turkey. The mosque operates and manages to grab whopping tourist counts even after the fact that it was built in around 1610s. During the Blue Mosque’s construction, the Ottoman Empire was under the sultanate of Sultan Ahmed I. The mosque sits in the bustling city of Istanbul, which is considered to be the most populous city of Turkey, giving life space to more than 15 million people at any given time.
TripBlogNov 19, 20190234
The Ultimate Guide to Topkapi Palace
Overview of the Topkapi Palace A royal residence that has hosted more than 22 Sultans and their families, Topkapi Palace is an emblem of the grandeur of Turkish history. Sitting mighty on the Seraglio Point, the Palace Museum is an architectural landmark that holds some of the most revered treasures of the Ottoman Empire, including weapons, watches, kaftans, and more. The Topkapi Palace was converted into a Museum after the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1924. A subject of many mind-blowing stories, this 15th-century structure has etched its presence in the city of Istanbul and serves as the upholder of Turkish history. Set on top, the most visible hill of Istanbul, Topkapi Palace, is the symbol of the city.
TripBlogOct 25, 20191472
A Must-Have Guide to Shop in the Grand Bazaar
There’s no better way to experience the vibe of a city than to spend time at a local-favorite market. But the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is much more than that. Built-in the 15th century, the market spanning 61 streets sees a whopping 250,000-400,000 visitors daily. An architectural beauty, the collection of 4000 shops selling everything from spices to jewelry are bordered by handicraftsman workshops, which are making what you buy right their real-time. An artful experience as a whole, we do recommend that you indulge in retail therapy and combine it with the goodness of bargains that help you up to your negotiation skills, if not much else. Once a simple space with just a handful of rooms and shops, the Grand Bazaar now stands as a city within a city, complete with thousands of offerings — everything from jewelry and carpets to antiques and sweets.
TripBlogOct 25, 20191729
Make the most of your trip to Istanbul: 30 Things to do near Taksim Square Istanbul
Welcome to Taksim Square, the very heart of Istanbul in Turkey. Do you know what the word Taksim means? Its literal translation is distribution or division, and that’s precisely where the waterlines and main source of water branches and spreads out to the various parts of the city! For obvious reasons this heartland has turned into a commercial tourist hub and can be the most exciting part of your trip
TripBlogSep 23, 20191993
A Guide to Instanbul's Hagia Sophia Museum
If you are touring Istanbul, Turkey and want to take in the world’s most important cauldron of two cultures, you will need to plan your trip to the Hagia Sophia Museum or Aya Sofya as it is also known to the world. Not many people aware that you need to buy your skip-the-line tickets for the Hagia Sophia Museum well ahead of time and to ensure you visit in the evening session.
TripBlogSep 18, 20190252
Turkey: Straddling Continents and Spanning Empires
Turkey has long been a global crossroads. Straddling Europe and Asia, its lands have seen the rise and fall of vast empires including the Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman. This long history combines with pristine natural beauty. Black Sea resorts dot Turkey’s northern coast. Grand cathedrals and mosques line the Bosporus Straits in Istanbul. Picturesque islands are scattered in the Aegean Sea. And ancient ruins coexist with modern luxury along the Mediterranean coast. It is a land for travelers seeking something exotic yet familiar. In this and so many other ways, Turkey is the ideal blend.
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