19 PICTURES THAT WILL MESMERIZE YOU TO VISIT ISTANBUL

Istanbul is a city in Turkey which reflects a combination of various cultures due to the different empires that once ruled in the city. The city was first called Byzantine but it was changed to Constantinople when it was rebuilt by the Christian Roman Emperor named  Constantine. Ottoman Turks who conquered Constantinople renamed the city Islambol. The name Istanbul was derived from Islambol( city of islam in Turkish). The city is dotted with enchanting and captivating tourist destinations which would tempt each one of you to make a visit.

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IRRESISSITIBLE VIEW OF THE BOSPHORUS RIVER FROM THE CRUISE.
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WALKING INTO TOPKAPI PALACE.
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CEILING OF THE TOPKAPI PALACE.
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STUNNING VIEW OF THE DOME AT THE TOPKAPI PALACE.
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POPULARLY KNOWN AS THE BLUE MOSQUE, ORIGINAL NAME IS THE SULTAN AHMED MOSQUE . IT’S A MUST VISIT!
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ENTRY OF THE BLUE MOSQUE.
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HIPPODROME- CENTER OF BYZANTINE PUBLIC LIFE.
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WELCOME TO THE TRADITIONAL GRAND BAZAAR.
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COURTYARD OF THE BLUE MOSQUE.
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A PEEK INSIDE THE MAGNIFICANT BLUE MOSQUE.
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EXUBERANT NIGHT LIFE OF ISTANBUL.
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HAGIA SOPHIA MUSEUM. THIS SERVED AS AN ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL UNDER THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE BUT LATER IT WAS CONVERTED INTO A MOSQUE.
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A PERFECT HARMONY OF TWO RELIGIONS.
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RED COTTON ROBE THAT COVERS THE WHOLE BODY WITH A BLUE HEADSCARF TO COVER HAIR.
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FOOD CART OUTSIDE THE BLUE MOSQUE FOR HUNGRY TOURISTS LIKE ME!!
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HOP ON AND OFF THE TRAM AS IT PASSES THE HUSTLE BUSTLE OF THE ISTIKLAL STREET.
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ISTIKLAL STREET NEAR TAKSIM SQUARE IS A BUSY SHOPPING STREET WITH TONS OF RESTAURANTS AND CAFE’S.
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THE FAMOUS GRAND BAZAAR.
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ONE OF THE VIBRANT STREETS OF ISTANBUL.

 

Hope to see you all in Istanbul 🙂

 

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