Istanbul is a charming city that was built on two different continents. The city does not look like any other city with its history and location. it is accepted as a locomotive of the country with that economic, cultural, touristy, finance, and education criteria. Although Istanbul is not the capital city of Turkey, it is a melting pot of many different civilizations. Istanbul has world-famous Bosphorus and also capital once upon a time for both Byzantium and Ottoman Empire.
More than 15 million people live in this charming city. It has a border with Çatalca in the European continent and also has a border with Kocaeli in Asia Continent. it is to be surrounded by Bursa and Marmara from the west side of the city and Tekirdağ from the southwest side, as Kırklareli stationed from northwest direction. Istanbul has an area of 5 thousand and 712 kilometers that was built on a peninsula between Haliç and Marmara. The islands located in the Sea of Marmara also considered being part of the city.
Transportation routes in Istanbul
Istanbul is one of the largest cities in the world that has a large number of transportations in the heart of the city and its environs. There are many modes of transportation, including the subway in Istanbul, the Metrobus line in Istanbul, the tramway line in Istanbul, buses, and boats that connect the European part of the city with the Asian section, and minibusses.
Where is Istanbul
The sea is visible from all over Istanbul, which is located on the Marmara Sea. Istanbul ties Europe and Asia Continents with Bosphorus, also the city has many historic districts that deserve to see.
The city has a heritage that comes from Rome times which are known as Hipodrom, Yerebatan Sarnıcı, and Çemberlitaş. Also, Galata Tower is located in Istanbul which comes from Genoa times.
The city also has historic structure like as Dolmabahçe Palace, Kızkulesi, Çırağan Palace, Topkapı Museum, Kapalıçarşı.
Istanbul’s Features Regions
Istanbul that has also 39 districts hold different cultural and regional values. Fatih, Hagia Sofia, Sultanahmet Mosque, and Topkapı Palace are accepted as the city’s icon also they located in the list of UNESCO World Heritage.
Istanbul has the well-known football teams of Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe, and Beşiktaş. Also, most-watched TV series in the world, shoot in Istanbul. The city has TV series that known as Muhteşem Yüzyıl and Ertuğrul.
The price of accommodation can easily compete with Paris, London, and New York cities. Also, famous actors mostly live in Bebek, Şişli, Ortaköy, Ulus, Teşvikiye, Kanlıca, Kandilli, and Emirgan districts. These districts’ prices can compete with the world’s famous city’s accommodation fees.
The Places to Visit in Istanbul
The city has historic centers and iconic structures that cause to hosts many guests who come from different part of all over the worlds. The city has many districts that worth seeing such as:
Hagia Sofia – Sultan Ahmet Mosque: Ayasofya is one of the famous museums in Turkey. In old times Ayasofya was a church but now is a museum. Ayasofya affects people with its great and fascinating structure and atmosphere. Just opposite of Hagia Sophia, there is the Sultan Ahmet Mosque built by Sedefkar Mehmed Ağa in the Ottoman period. If you are in Istanbul you should visit Sultan Ahmet Mosque at least one time to not being regret.
Galata Bridge: You can experience enormous sunset of Istanbul in Galata Bridge that inherited from Genoas.
Palace: The Topkapı Palace, Çıragan Palace, and Dolmabahçe Palace were built during the Ottoman period that fascinating people with perfect structures and charming decorations.
Grand Bazaar: You should see the Grand Bazaar that one of the biggest bazaars in the world with over than 3.000 shops, during your visit.
Kız Kulesi: You can watch the beauty of Istanbul from “Kız Kulesi”
Yerebatan Sarnıcı: Take a look under the Istanbul with “Yerebatan Sarnıcı”. Also, you can be adored by after seeing the head of Medusa Statue during under city visitation.
Eminönü Fishermen: You can’t believe the taste of fish that cooks on the boats.
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