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Selekler Shopping Center
Selekler Carsisi is one of the largest shopping malls in the heart of the city of Antalya. It is located at Cumhuriyet Caddesi near some of the best parks in the city with a tram line running along the street.
There are three levels of shopping spaces for the convenience of shoppers. Wide range of items are available in the shopping center, most of them deal in household products, clothings and textiles, shoes and leather products such as handbags, travelling bags, belts and wallets.
Entertainers such as gimmicks can be seen occasionally entertaining visitors outside Selekler Carsisi. Tourist information office is located within a stone's throw from the shopping center.
What to buy: Clothings and textiles are highly recommended.
What to pay: Prices of products can be expected to be a little bit more expensive due to the location of the shopping center.
Address: Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Antalya
Directions: Located right in the heart of the city of Antalya facing the tram line and the sea. Antalya's tourist information office is located just nearby.
Sultan Bazaar Shopping Center
Sultan Bazaar Shopping Center is one of the largest shopping centers in Antalya. It is certainly one of the most beautiful shopping centers in Southern Turkey. This is an upmarket shopping center catering to mostly rich foreign tourists. It is located at Lara Kundu areas where many five stars hotels are located.
The shopping center has approximately 70 shops. Cafes and restaurants are located on the lower ground floor. It was constructed in 2005 in Ottoman Selchuk style of architecture. The shopping center was opened to the public since 2005. It has three levels with approximately 13,000 square meters of shopping spaces. Business hours are between 9.00 a.m. and 11.30 p.m. daily.
One of the most interesting shops we patronised at Sultan Bazaar is a well-known shop dealing in leather jackets on the ground floor facing the main road. It has two levels of shopping spaces with a basement. Wide range of wonderful and high quality jackets are on sale in the shop. Prices of genuine leather jackets range between 100.00 and 1,000.00 euros per piece. Free apple tea is served to customers while waiting for your jackets to be tried without any obligation at the basement.
When you are tired of shopping, you may take a camel ride on a vacant plot on the right hand side of the shopping center. It costs just five euros per person per ride. It promises to be lots of fun!
What to buy: Genuine leather jackets are highly recommended in a shop located on the front section of Sultan Bazaar Shopping Center.
What to pay: Prices range from 100.00 to 1,000 euros per leather jacket. They are absolutely beautiful and of high quality.
Address: Kundu, Antalya
Directions: Located approximately 15 kilometers southeast of the city of Antalya. Just three kilometers from Hotel Kremlin where we stayed.
Other Contact: Fax: +90 242 814 7552
Phone: +90 242 814 2828
Istiklal Caddesi at night
Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue) is one of the most famous avenues in the heart of modern Istanbul. It begins from the Genoese neighbourhood around Galata Tower at Beyoglu District in the south and ends at Taksim Square in the north. It is a modern shopping district built in the 19th century. The street is approximately three kilometers long. The whole area resembles an open-air shopping mall! Galatasarey Square is located somewhere in the middle of Istiklal Caddesi.
Istiklal Caddesi is dotted with lots of cafes, bars and restaurants especially local and international fastfood chains, cinemas, theaters, libraries, foreign embassies, banks, galleries, apartments and nightclubs.
Lots of shopping opportunities await visitors at Istiklal Caddesi. Wide range of shops and stalls are located on the ground floors on both sides of the street such as those dealing in chic boutiques, music stores, car showrooms, bookstores, souvenir shops, shops dealing in antiques, carpets, copper and brasswares, clothing stores, textiles shops, fashion and designer shops etc. Large and medium size shopping malls also line the street. The pedestrian shopping street is visited by approximately three millions visitors a day especially during the weekends.
What to buy: Antiques, souvenirs, gifts, books, clothings and Turkish products such as carpets and brassware.
What to pay: As Istiklal Caddesi is an upmarket district, prices are a little bit more expensive that those in the Old Istanbul.
Address: Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul
Directions: Located between Genoese neighbourhood around Galata Tower in the south and Taksim Square in the north in the heart of modern Istanbul.
The Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi in Turkish meaning the covered market) is located at Nuri Osmaniye in Old Istanbul. It is one of the largest covered markets in the world. It is also one of the oldest markets in the world as the building under one roof was constructed in the 15th century. Thus it has been an important trading centre since the 15th century!
Grand Bazaar has approximately 4,000 shops and stalls with amazing 60 streets! It claims to be visited by approximately 300,000 visitors a day! It is such a huge building that it is easy to get lost inside the Grand Bazaar.
The Grand Bazaar has four main gates. It covers a total area of approximately 30 hectares. The building has hundreds of domes which are covered with windows. It is undoubtedly a shopper's paradise. It is colourful and elegance and is considered a "must-visit" tourist attraction for any visitor who visits Istanbul.
Wide varieties of consumer goods are available at Grand Bazaar such as fashion and jewelleries, watches, pottery, souvenirs, textiles and clothings, carpet, Turkish ceramics, spices, embroideries, copper and brassware and leather goods. Numerous number of restaurants are also located inside the Grand Bazaar.
What to buy: Souvenirs, textiles and clothings, Turkish ceramic and Turkish carpets can be recommended.
What to pay: Prices are very much cheaper in the Grand Bazaar than those of other areas in Istanbul due to its competitiveness.
Address: Nuri Osmaniye, Istanbul
Directions: Located at Nuri Osmaniye between Süleymaniye Mosque and Sultanahmet Square in Old Istanbul.
Theme: Local Craft
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