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Daniel Christophera mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire (from 1453 to 1923). This mosque is also known as the Blue Mosque because in the past the interior was blue.
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Retno - LikalikukakikuThis subterranean structure was commissioned by Emperor Justinian and built in 532. The largest surviving Byzantine cistern in İstanbul, it was constructed using 336 columns, many of which were salvaged from ruined temples and feature fine carved capitals
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Matthew FoldiTopkapi Palace is an incredibly historic site, home to Ottoman Sultans and it really feels like Sultans still live there.
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TripBazaar means the market, and Turkish is the "covered market." The Grand Bazaar has been the city centre of Istanbul for centuries. The Grand Bazaar is very close to Istanbul University and the Blue Mosque, and its entrance is so ordinary that it is easy for visitors to miss it. The large-scale Grand Bazaar adopts a fully enclosed design that receives visitors from all over the world every day. People have installed a set of lockable doors and fences for the market, so that after a day of trading, the market can be safely closed.
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Istanbul Travel Tips

About Istanbul

As a city that cradles both Asian and European cultures, Istanbul has innumerable stories to count. Sitting at the throat of the Bosphorus Strait, this city is at the confluence of eastern and western culture. Previously, three ancient empires—the Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans—made this their capital city, previously known as Constantinople and Byzantium. An abundance of ancient relics and structures each culture left behind have been preserved. In the old Sultanahmet District you can see magnificent Blue Mosque and, in the same visit, go to the nearby Hagia Sophia—a Greek Orthodox church that became a mosque and is now a museum)—and the Ottoman-era Topkapı Palace. The century-old Grand Bazaar is a spectacle not to be missed. The goods inside are dazzling to behold and it is a good place to buy souvenirs.

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Istanbul Transportation

Flights: Istanbul is located between the European and Asian continents and as such its airport is important as a transit terminal and many countries have direct flights to it. Currently, Istanbul has 3 international airports; Ataturk International Airport which caters to the flights from Europe; Sabe Koz Thain airport for Latin America and Asian flights, and Istanbul Ataturk Airport for cargo freight.

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Best Experience in Istanbul

Cruise along the Bosporus Straits and you will have the mystical experience of having Europe on your left and Asia on your right. Treasure hunting at the ancient Islamic minarets, enjoying the sights of antiquated trams passing by, and visit the Dolmabahce sultan palace to witness the splendor and glory of the Ottoman Empire of old. Landmarks not to be missed are the Hagia Sophia Ayasofya (Church of Divine Wisdom) built during the 6th century and Sultanahmet Mosque, one of the most magnificent buildings in Turkey. In the afternoon, you could chill out at a cafe and savor Turkish Red Tea and Turkish Coffee Divination. In bustling and yet ancient Istanbul, every inch of land seems like a historical poem and you will love it if you are there.

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Helpful Information about Istanbul
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UTC +3
Peak Season
April- October
Currency
Turkish Lira
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Police:155,Fire:110,Ambulance:112

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Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Istanbul
Sep 27, 2021 Istanbul Weather: Clear, Northeasterly Wind: 0–10 kph, Humidity: 85%, Sunrise/Sunset: 06:56/18:54
Istanbul Driving: Suitable, Running: Suitable, Cycling: Suitable
Istanbul has a Mediterranean climate with its hot and dry summer, and warm and rainy winter. From April to October is the peak tourist season of which the spring in April and May and autumn from September to October are warm and comfortable and there is big day and night temperature difference. When taking a cruise though the Bosporus Straits, do take note to put on extra clothing as the sea breeze could get rather chilly. The weather turns hot from June to August and it is the best timing to hit the beach. Winter in Istanbul is from November to March and bringing warmer clothing along is advisable.

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