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Where is Istanbul ?

Where is Istanbul ?

Istanbul encloses the southern Bosporus which puts the city on two continents – the western portion of Istanbul is in Europe, while the eastern portion is in Asia...

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History of Istanbul

History of Istanbul

The city of Istanbul always played an important role through the history. Byzantine Empire and Ottomans made the city their capital and nowadays it is the most important city of modern Turkish Republic...

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Information About Turkey & Istanbul

Fast Facts About Istanbul

One of the great historic cities of the world, Istanbul is the chief city and seaport of Turkey as well as its commercial, industrial, and financial center...

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Getting There and Away

Getting There and Away

Istanbul's Ataturk Airport is Turkey's largest and busiest. Any number of popular regular services from the Middle East, the USA, Australia and Europe land here...

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Local Travel

Istanbul Local Transport

Istanbul has a decent public transport network, which you'll appreciate once you get the hang of pre-buying tickets (try an Akbil pass instead, if you're in town for a few weeks), jumping on half-moving...

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Istanbul Money

Istanbul Money

With hardly a town lacking an ATM, it's perfectly possible to get around Turkey with nothing else but a credit or debit card. Just remember to draw out money in the towns to tide you through the villages...

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Places to See

Places to See in Istanbul

The heart of historical İstanbul is Sultanahmet, the district centred on the Byzantine Hippodrome in the oldest part of the city. The city is best explored on foot, as most sights are within easy walking distance of one another.

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Istanbul Cuisine

Istanbul Cuisine

Turkish Cuisine is of a great variety, a mixture of western and eastern cuisines with the flavor of unique Ottoman Cuisine. It's worth travelling to İstanbul just to eat.

 

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Shopping in Istanbul

Istanbul Shopping

Istanbul is a shopaholic's smorgasbord: must-have carpets and kilims, great clothing, and the world's best Turkish Delight. Then there's the ceramics and jewellery that cram every tourist handicraft shop.

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Istanbul Map

Istanbul Map

The touristic hearth of Istanbul, Sultanahmet occupies only a small part of Istanbul but even visiting all places in Sultanahmet would take a couple of days.

 

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Istanbul Hotels Recommended : Vezir Hotel Sultanahmet | Hilton Istanbul Hotel | The Golden Horn Hotel Istanbul | Hotel Centrum | Hotel Ishak Pasa Konagi | Anadolu Hotel |

Cheap Hostel Accomodation : Bahaus Hostel | Naz Wooden House Inn | Marmara Guesthouse | Zeugma Hostel | Ipek Palace Hostel | Star Holiday Hostel |