"STROLLING THROUGH ISTANBUL" Top 5 Page for this destination Istanbul by neodue

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FAQ ABOUT ISTANBUL

I gave the the name of the John Freely and Hillary Sumner-Boyd's book to my intro page.I think it is the best traveller book written about Istanbul ever.

ISTANBUL VIRTUAL MAP IS IN ENGLISH NOW !!!!
You can search everything in Istanbul for example Mosques,City walls,Fountains etc.you write the name of the building or monument
the map will point it to you and you can find the address and street names easily.

ISTANBUL PLAN

Above the link will help you finding your route.It is electronical map of Istanbul.You can see and find all lanes,museums,hills,monuments,everything and please check
1946,1966,1982 and 2005 air photo of Istanbul.

WHAT TO DO IN ISTANBUL?
Historical places,Museums,Festivals,Ancient Churchs,Mosques,Dervish Lodges etc.
Click below the link

THINGS TO DO

WHERE TO STAY?
Hotels,Apartments,Pansions,Hostels which I recommend
ACCOMMADATION

WHERE TO EAT?
Local tastes and lovely turkish food with good prices
RESTAURANTS

WHERE TO EXPLORE?
Places just locals knows,goes and turkish internet sources
OFF THE BEATEN PATH

WHERE TO SHOP?
Shopping centers,malls,local bazaars,local markets,Local food shops
SHOPPING

HOW TO TRAVEL TO/INSIDE THE ISTANBUL
How to go to Istanbul and Transport from the airport and Public transport
TRANSPORTATION

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ISTANBUL
More details about Istanbul
GENERAL TIPS

WARNINGS AND DANGERS
Traffic and Traffic signs etc
WARNING AND DANGERS

TOURIST TRAPS
Eat in Local Restaurants and do not buy carpet from everyshop
TOURIST TRAPS

WHERE TO HAVE FUN
Night Clubs,Rock bars ,Cafes etc
NIGHT LIFE

SPORT HALLS
Galatasaray,Football,Swimming pools,Sport Halls
SPORTS AND TRAVEL

ISTANBUL BOOK STORE

I have visited this IMM (ISTANBUL METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY) book store in yesterday.It s in Istiklal Street and closer to Tunnel.

It s a middle side bookstore with full of nice Istanbul books.Historical books,small gifts about Istanbul.You can buy these things in good price cause it s a municipality book store all books sponsored by KULTUR AS.Which is the company of IMM.

You can find books about history and past of Istanbul .Palaces,gardens,people etc.Beside the books you can find CD-DVD and small magnets with Istanbul photos.Small notebooks etc.

I give you the bookstore shopping web adress
http://www.istanbulkitapcisi.com/
website is in turkish but most of the books are in 2 language(ENGLISH-TURKISH) than you can check and buy them when you come to Istanbul.

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE LIST

If you leave the 3 most important place of Istanbul and hit the narrow lanes of Istanbul in historical peninsula you will see lots of hidden and not in the book places.

Istanbul is int he world heriatage list for 25 years.If you want see those historical part Istanbul do not just stay in SultanAhmet.I suggest you to walk from the Topkapi palace untill Theodosian Wall.From cost and from Forum road.(Now Kennedy Street and Divan Yolu)

Must see 2 districts EMINONU-FATIH

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:THE KING OF THE CITIES
  • Cons:IT IS A WORLD ;ISTANBUL
  • Last visit to Istanbul: Feb 2008
  • Intro Updated Aug 7, 2009
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  • DaHongHua's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Today, I did a good VT to Istanbul, thanks for your great sharing. I look forward to have a real trip.

  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2011 at 10:26 PM

    Great page Ozan. I look forward to visiting Istanbul... Karl

  • jillikins's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    Very helpful, excellent info and links.

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Excellent choice of accommodations in your hotel tips. Will take time to choose. Thank you.

  • AyurinHiro's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2009 at 1:13 AM

    "How to pray in the muslim way" is very interesting and useful. Thank you for your imformation.

  • happytogo's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2009 at 11:18 PM

    on the first reading of your page I can only say it is great when it comes to practicle information about the city. Thanks

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2009 at 12:43 AM

    Excellent pages on your home city. Hope to visit some of those places mentioned in the near future. You have lots of lovely photos.

  • holyman's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Lovely pages Ozan I am visiting Istanbul first time in April and much of what you have suggested will be useful! Thanks! --Anil

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2009 at 5:16 AM

    GREAT PAGE HERE with good tips and good photos... all the best.Bora

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2009 at 1:58 AM

    this is really a lot of good tips you made for istanbul there. thanks for the info mate and mabye see you the next time i come to istanbul or at the big vt meet in lisbon.

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