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  • walk down the street and let history unfold before you.

  • In Istanbul, extraordinary cultural experiences lie around every corner.

  • Uh huh.

  • The conquering armies of ancient times tended to ransack the city rather than endow it with artistic treasures.

  • But that will change with the Byzantines, who adorn their churches and palaces with mosaics and frescoes.

  • Their successes.

  • The Ottomans were quick to launch magnificently decorated imperial mosques.

  • Together, they form one of the world's greatest skylines.

  • History resonates when you visit this majestic Byzantine basilica.

  • Aya Sofia.

  • It's soaring dome.

  • Huge nave and glittering gold mosaics contribute to its reputation as one of the world's most beautiful buildings.

  • It is Turkey's greatest treasure.

  • The secrets of the sultan's will be revealed during your visit to the top copper palace.

  • Extravagant relics of their centuries of folly, excess patronage, diplomacy and war are everywhere you look.

  • Climbing aboard one of the city's famous flotilla of ferries is the quintessential Istanbul experience.

  • The trip between Asia and Europe on a commuter ferry is hard to beat, but the tourists ferries that travel the great straight are even better.

  • A chaotic and colorful grand bazaar is the best known shopping destination on the historic peninsula, but it certainly isn't the only one.

  • You may well find a lasting memento of your trip here, dominating the Old City skyline.

  • Sulieman, the Magnificence most notable architectural legacy, certainly lives up to its patrons title.

  • This is a site that truly deserves the tag off living history.

  • Summer can be unpleasantly hot and winters cold spring in autumn of the best times to visit.

  • With good weather and many festivals, travel cross in Istanbul can range from less than 60 euros a day if you enjoy a dorm bed on a kebab dinner toe over 200 euros a day for a double room and cocktails in a rooftop bar.

  • The most atmospheric way to travel between the old City and suburbs is the ferry.

  • But trams, metros and Busses are also available.

  • This magical meeting place of Eastern West has more top drawer attractions.

  • Thanet has minarets, and that's a lot plus the vibrant, inclusive people who have no problem melting tradition and modernity in their everyday lives.

walk down the street and let history unfold before you.

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Introducing Istanbul

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
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