It is Istanbul’s unique blend of Western and Eastern heritage and culture that attracts tourists from all over the world. Experience modern Turkish comfort in shopping malls, galleries, and clubs, and delight in traditional Turkish markets, palaces, pubs, and mosques.
Istanbul’s natural beauty, coupled with its pleasant Mediterranean climate, makes up the city’s allure. Located in the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul is bordered by the Sea of Marmara to the south and the Black Sea to the north. Istanbul connects Europe with Asia and this strategic location has caused many power struggles. Bearing the previous names Byzantium and Constantinople, Istanbul was once the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin, and Ottoman empires and was also the capital of the Islamic empire.
The Sultanahmet Peninsula, home to the Old City, reflects Istanbul’s diverse religious and political past, particularly in its architecture. The iconic Hagia Sophia was once a Christian church and then a mosque. Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome and Blue Church (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) are also iconic structures here.
The markets here are sold with a wide variety of goods and have become the most attractive tourist destination in the world. The market consists of many stalls specializing in traditional Turkish crafts such as precious jewelry, carpets, leather goods, textiles, fine ceramics and antiques. Visitors can spend hours chatting with the lovely, friendly shopkeepers here learning about traditional Turkish craft
Istanbul not only captivates visitors with its unique natural landscapes, along with many tourist attractions steeped in cultural and historical values… Coming here, visitors will enjoy the extremely rich and sophisticated cuisine of the people of Istanbul. Kebab is a famous dish in the world originating from Turkey. When you go to Istanbul, you must try this dish to see its original attractive taste. Turkish coffee is very special, not mixed with normal boiling water, they are brewed in a sand bath. They often enjoy coffee with a cup size and often have a layer of sediment at the bottom of the cup. Cafe in Istanbul is a long-standing traditional drink, the lifestyle and culinary culture of the people here