Istanbul, Turkey

Places to visit
Yildiz Park

Yildiz Park (Turkish for star) is built on the side of a hill beside the Bosphorus, and was once the imperial gardens of Yildiz Palace.  Today it's one of Istanbul's largest and most pleasant public parks.  The panoramic views of the Bosphorus are spectacular.  There are gardens with a wide variety of flowers and trees.  The shade can be especially nice on hot summer days.

Yildiz Palace was built in the twilight of the Ottoman Empire by Sultan Abdulhamit II.  The highlight is the Yildiz Şale, a guest house built and expanded for stays by Germany's Kaise...

Basilica Cistern
Binbirdirek Cistern
Blue Mosque
Chora Church - Kariye Museum
Çiragan Palace
Dolmabahçe Palace
Galata Tower
Grand Bazaar
Hagia Sophia
Istanbul Archaeology Museum
Istanbul Military Museum
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
Istiklal Avenue
Little Hagia Sophia
Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
Rumeli Fortress
Rustem Pasha Mosque
Süleymaniye Mosque
Topkapi Palace
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