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Istanbul – World’s Hippest City

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Istanbul – World’s Hippest City

It is the largest city in Turkey. Rather you can say it as one of the vibrant cities of Turkey. If you are looking for a colorful place to enjoy a pulsating night-life, then you must have a look at this place. From jewelry to costumes, from interiors of mosques to glass bowls every object has a hand-crafted design engraved on it making the city more colorful.

What to see in Istanbul:-

Hagia Sophia Museum

Hagia Sophia Museum - Istanbul
Hagia Sophia Museum

it appears as a massive dome, influenced by Byzantine Architectural style. For this reason, it is famous in all over Turkey. The museum holds a large collection of holy relics. It was said to be the place for the Patriarch of Constantinople.

Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

popularly known as the Blue Mosque. According to history, architecture is influenced by Byzantine and Ottoman style. As you enter the mosque, you can see that the interior is covered in Blue İznik tiles.

Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern - Istanbul
Basilica Cistern

also known as ‘Sunken Palace’, located opposite to Blue Mosque. There you can see lots of columns with special column heads.

Kariye Museum

Kariye Museum
Kariye Museum

also named as Church of the Holy Savior in Chora. Famous for its interior design depicting the life of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary.

Topkapı Palace

Topkapı Palace  - Istanbul
Topkapı Palace

was the official residence of Ottoman Sultans around 4oo years ago. Here, one can see some of the finest rare collection of Chinese porcelain ware.

After a long day trip to such finest works of art, one can relax by having a peaceful Turkish bath, popularly known as Hamam in Turkey.

If you have any plan for shopping, Grand Bazaar provides you an immense collection of colorful dresses, potteries, jewelry, spices, and carpet shops. After shopping, enjoy your night by having a sumptuous dinner in any of the restaurants located in the Ortakoy district.  For entertainment, the Turkish dance shows held in Hodjapasha are always there to welcome their guests. The performance is held for about an hour. If you plan to visit this place, make it a point to go on Tuesday and Thursday at 8 pm and Saturday at 9 pm.

 

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