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Istanbul: Best Attractive Places To See

Istanbul is a worth watching city in the whole world. There are many attractive places to see in Istanbul. It is a main city in Turkey and also links Europe and Asia through Bosporus Strait. When we talk about “What to see in Istanbul” there are many places to see, for example, Hagia Sophia Museum, Grand Bazaar, The Galata Tower, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Bosporus strait, etc.

Hagia Sophia Museum

The Hagia Sophia is a huge architectural wonder in Istanbul, Turkey. It contains two stories balanced on a huge nave that has an incredible arch roof, alongside littler vaults, overshadowing. Notwithstanding, as striking as the structure is itself, its part throughout the entire existence of Istanbul and, so far as that is concerned, the world is likewise huge and addresses matters identified with global governmental issues, religion, workmanship, and design. The Hagia Sophia grapples the Old City of Istanbul and has served for quite a long time as a milestone for both Orthodox Christians and Muslims. In its 1500 year life-span it functioned as a church, mosque, museum, and now mosque.

Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest bazaars in the world for over 500 years. It has almost 5000 shops, over 60 streets, 60 restaurants, 12 mosques, 18 fountains, and even a school. The Grand Bazaar is very famous for its leathers, Antiques, ceramics, carpets, jewelry. Bazaar has restaurants for rest, eat, and drink. One tip for tourists is that don’t buy everything you see in Grand Bazaar. Otherwise, you may get short of money to visit other beautiful places in Istanbul.

The Galata Tower

A place which every tourist wants to see in Istanbul is The Galata Tower. This tower is known to be the oldest as well as the highest tower in Istanbul. The height of this tower is about 63 meters. If you want to have a classical and natural view of Istanbul, then the tower is the best place. This tower has gone through many transformations. It was used for defense purposes and then converted into a prison. This tower got fame in the seventeenth century.

Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)

In Istanbul, Blue Mosque (Called Sultan Ahmet Camii in Turkish) is a historic mosque. The mosque is known as a blue mosque because of its blue tiles on the walls. It was constructed during 1609 and 1616 years at the ruling time of Ahmet. Moreover, it has also become a famous tourist attraction in Istanbul. Other than being a tourist destination, it's likewise a functioning mosque, so it's shut to non-Muslims for a half hour or so during the five every day petitions.

Topkapi place

The Topkapi place is the must-go visiting place in Istanbul. The interesting thing to know about Topkapi place is that it was used to entertain the Royal guests. If you want to see the example of Ottoman architecture, you can look at Topkapi place. There are several amazing buildings that are connected to it.

Bosporus strait

The Black Sea is connected to the Sea of Marmara through the Bosporus strait. It is a natural strait also known as the Strait of Istanbul. The Ferry Cruise is the biggest attraction for the visitors in Istanbul. Ferry Cruise gives the opportunity to enjoy the tremendous view of the bridge which connects Europe and Asia. It is also important for the economic point of view.

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Hi! My name is James Wilson, adventurer and traveler. I was born in New York City, am 29 this year, and have been traveling since I was 19. New places fill me with an unexplainable joy, so let me share some of my experiences with you!

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