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SAYFANIN GIRIS KISMI

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BUYUK YAZI, ORTALANMIS


<p style="text-align:left;"><font face="verdana" size="3"><font style="color:DimGray ;"><center><b>You’re planning a trip to Istanbul and <br>

don’t know where to start?</b></center></font></font></p>

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LISTE


<b>Here you will find;</b>

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<li>All the necessary information about this exciting city,</li>

<li>Why visiting Istanbul will be a great experience,</li>

<li>Best ways to get the most of your stay here,</li>

<li>Most importantly: The way to experience Istanbul at your own pace…</li>

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GUMUS TOPLU, BUYUK YAZI

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<p style="text-align:left;"><font face="verdana" size="3"><font style="color:DimGray ;"><b>What makes Istanbul a perfect destination? </b></font></font></p>

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BUYUK RESIM, ORTALANMIS, ALTYAZILI, 1

<img src="http://www.istanbulextralarge.com/images/Bosphorus-firstbridge-sunset-by-volkanHVC.jpg">

<p style="text-align:center;"><font face="verdana" size="1">Bosphorus and Bogaziçi Bridge are turning red with the sun... <br><font style="color:DarkGray;">Photo: Bosphorus (Volkan HVC / Flickr)
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BUYUK RESIM, ORTALANMIS, ALTYAZILI, 2


<div style="float:center;margin 10px 15px"><img src="http://www.istanbulextralarge.com/images/dolmabahce-palace-and-ferry.jpg""alt=dolmabahce palace, bosphorus cruise""hspace="30""vspace="5"><br><center><font size="0"style="float:center;""hspace="0""vspace="0">Dolmabahce Palace behind a ferry on Bosphorus<br><font style="color:DarkGray;">Photo: By Mine Beyaz / Flickr</font></center></font></div>

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BUYUK YAZI, SOLA DAYALI

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There is something for everyone...</b></font></font></p>



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KUTU, LISTE MADDELI


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<strong><font face="verdana" size="3">Most popular names of Istanbul throughout history;</font></strong>

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<li><b>"Byzantium"</b> during Roman Empire Period,</li>

<li><b>"Constantinople"</b> during Eastern Roman Empire Period (known as Byzantine Empire),</li>

<li><b>"Konstantiniyye"</b> during Ottoman Empire Period,</li>

<li><b>"Istanbul"</b> during last phases of Ottoman Empire Period and we still call it Istanbul.</li>
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YANYANA IKI FOTOGRAF,


<div style="float:left;margin 10px 15px"><img src="http://www.istanbulextralarge.com/images/spice-market-in-istanbul-wnabrams.jpg""alt=Spice Market,istanbul""hspace="5""vspace="5"><br><center><font size="0"style="float:center;""hspace="0""vspace="0">Spices in Spice Market, Eminönü...<br><font style="color:DarkGray;">Photo: By WNAdams / Flickr</font></center></font></div>

<div style="float:left;margin 10px 15px"><img src="http://www.istanbulextralarge.com/images/candle-lamps-samdanlar-huseyin-atilla.jpg""alt=Grand Bazaar,istanbul""hspace="5""vspace="5"><br><center><font size="0"style="float:center;""hspace="0""vspace="0">Colorful candle-lamps in Grand Bazaar...<br><font style="color:DarkGray;">Photo: Candle lamps, Samdanlar<br> (Huseyin Atilla flyship / Flickr)</font></center></font></div>

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FOTOGRAF, SAGA DAYALI, ALTYAZILI, SOLUNDA NORMAL YAZI VAR


<P><P><div style="float:right;margin 10px 15px"><img src="http://www.istanbulextralarge.com/images/kanyon-mall-istanbul-14-by-dysturb.jpg""alt=Kanyon Shopping Mall,istanbul""hspace="5""vspace="5"><br><center><font size="0"style="float:center;""hspace="0""vspace="0">Kanyon Shopping Mall, an inside view<br><font style="color:DarkGray;">Photo: By Dysturb / Flickr</font></center></font></div>

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<p>Istanbul also has some superb architecture spanning over 2000 years.

There are quite a lot examples of timeless architecture, from the Hagia Sophia Museum, Chora Museum, Süleymaniye Mosque to the top-notch design, modern buildings like Canyon Mall.

The picturesque villages along the Bosphorus Strait reflects the old housing type in Istanbul while modern neighborhoods like Nisantasi reflects a period in modern times.</p>

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FOTOGRAF, SOLA DAYALI, ALTYAZILI, SAGINDA BÜYÜK YAZI VAR

By the way, Bosphorus Strait is not a river, it is a waterway connecting two inner seas...

<div style="float:left;margin 10px 15px"><img src="http://www.istanbulextralarge.com/images/istanbul-bosphorus-satellite-map.jpg""alt=istanbul and bosphorus satellite map""hspace="5""vspace="5"><br><center><font size="0"style="float:center;""hspace="0""vspace="0">Istanbul satellite photo...<br><font style="color:DarkGray;">Photo: Earth Observatory, Nasa</font></center></font></div>

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<p style="text-align:center;"><font face="verdana" size="3"><font style="color:DimGray ;"><b>The small islands in

the Sea of Marmara

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"Princes' Islands".</b></font></font></p>

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The question "Where is Istanbul?" is history now. We can move on to the City Layout, which will help you find your way back to hotel.



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FOTOGRAF SAGA DAYALI, ALTYAZILI, SOLUNDA BÜYÜK YAZI VAR

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<div style="float:right;margin 10px 15px"><img src="http://www.istanbulextralarge.com/images/map-bosphorus-bridges.jpg""alt=maps of istanbul 1""hspace="25""vspace="5"><br><center><font size="0"style="float:center;""hspace="10""vspace="10">Map of Bosphorus Strait and Bridges<br></center></font></div>

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<p style="text-align:left;"><font face="verdana" size="3"><font style="color:DimGray ;"><b>Here you can see <br>

a map of Istanbul<br>

showing the bridges on <br>

Bosphorus Strait <br>

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BASKA SITEYE LINK, BASKA SAYFADA AÇILAN, TITLE VAR


<a href="http://www.directory-all-websites.eu" title="The biggest FREE Europe directory" target="_blank">Europe directory</a>

BASKA SITEYE LINK, BAŞKA SAYFADA AÇILAN, TITLE YOK

<a href="http://www.directory-all-websites.eu" target="_blank">Europe directory</a>


IXL'A LINK, BASKA SAYFADA ACILAN

<a href="http://www.istanbulextralarge.com/where-is-istanbul.html" target="_blank">Where Is Istanbul</a>


IXL'A LINK, AYNI SAYFADA ACILAN

<a href="http://www.istanbulextralarge.com/where-is-istanbul.html">Where Is Istanbul</a>



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BLOCKQUOTE, TIRELI LISTE


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- Holy places will be over-crowded

- Some restaurants might be closed during daytime

- Traffic before the dinner will give you a hard time

- Attitude of people will alter depending on the low blood sugar. Some locals can be in an angry mood, because of the fasting.

- business hours can be chaotic.
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MOR SAAT, ORTALANMIS

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<p style="text-align:left;"><center><font face="verdana" size="3"><font style="color:DimGray ;"><b>Current time in Istanbul:</b></font></font></center></p>

<center><script src="http://www.clocklink.com/embed.js"></script><script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript">obj=new Object;obj.clockfile="0012-purple.swf";obj.TimeZone="Turkey_Istanbul";obj.width=200;obj.height=200;obj.wmode="transparent";showClock(obj);</script></center>

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BUYUK YAZILI, SAYI LISTELI BLOCKQUOTE

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A classical Turkish bath has three parts for the visitor; Camekan (changing room), Sicaklik (hot room) and Sogukluk (warm room).

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1) Camekan (Changing room):</b></font></font></p>

This is the first place that you enter after the main entrance of a hamam. It is the place where you will take off your clothes and put in a locker.

There is usually large stained windows on its walls and lined with changing cubicles surrounding an ornamental marble fountain.

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2) Sicaklik (Hot room):</b></font></font></p>

This part is heated and full of steam. This is usually a domed, octagonal or square room. There are ocular holes on the dome to provide sunlight.

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BLOCKQUOTELU KUTU

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<strong><font face="verdana" size="3">Walking Tour 1: Old City Classics</font></strong>

<strong>Start:</strong> Topkapı Palace Museum, Sultanahmet

<strong>Finish:</strong> German Fountain, Sultanahmet

<strong>Best and worst time:</strong>

   <blockquote><strong>Best time:</strong> Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.</blockquote>

   <blockquote><strong>Worst time:</strong> Saturday will be over crowded. <br>Sunday will be over-deserted. <br>Monday is the closing day for the Topkapı Palace Museum. <br>Tuesday is the closing day for Hagia Sophia Museum.</blockquote>
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ITALIK YAZILI BLOCKQUOTE


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Remember not to get sightseeing-bounded, explore places at your own pace.

Don’t rush; soak in the atmosphere of the city.

The city reveals itself to you only if you are in a relaxed mood.

Ready to walk? Let’s go…
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LINK CAPALI LISTE

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<a href="#TopkapiPalace">1. Topkapı Palace</a>

<a href="#SultanAhmetFountain">2. Sultan Ahmet III Fountain (3. Ahmet Çeşmesi)</a>

<a href="#SogukcesmeStreet">3. Soğukçeşme Street (Soğukçeşme Sokak)</a>

<a href="#HagiaSophia">4. Hagia Sophia Museum (Ayasofya Müzesi)</a>

<a href="#CaferagaMedresesi">5. Caferağa Educational Institute(Caferağa Medresesi)</a>

<a href="#BasilicaCistern">6. Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnıcı)</a>

<a href="#MilionStone">7. Milion Stone</a>

<a href="#HagiaEuphemia">8. Hagia Euphemia Church Ruins</a>

<a href="#FiruzagaMosque">9. Firuz Ağa Mosque</a>

<a href="#GermanFountain">10. German Fountain (Alman Çeşmesi)</a>

<a href="#SultanAhmetMosque">11. Sultan Ahmet Mosque Complex (Blue Mosque)</a>

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<strong><a name="TopkapiPalace"><font face="verdana" size="3">1. Topkapi Palace</font></a></strong>

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<strong><a name="SultanAhmetFountain"><font face="verdana" size="3">2. The Fountain of Sultan Ahmet III (3. Ahmet Çeşmesi)</font></a></strong>

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INFO KUTUSU

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<strong>Where exactly?:</strong> You can see it in Sultanahmet, behind the Hagia Sophia Museum. The main entrance, Imperial Gate is beyond the North-east corner of Hagia Sophia Church Museum.

<strong>Opening hours:</strong> 09:00 – 17:00 (closed on Tuesdays)

<strong>Entrance fee:</strong> for the Palace: 20 TL, for the Harem: 15 TL

<strong>Adress:</strong> Sultanahmet

<strong>Info:</strong> <a href="http://www.topkapisarayi.gov.tr/" target="_blank">www.topkapisarayi.gov.tr</a>
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FOTOGRAFLI MADDE

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<p style="text-align:center;"><font face="verdana" size="3"><font style="color:DimGray;"><b>Lunch Break, Option 1:<br> Konyali Restaurant</b></font></font></p>

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The famous Konyali Restaurant with its excellent Turkish Cuisine dishes, is at the basement of the Mecidiye Pavillon in the Fourth Courtyard, for you to gain your energy back and see the wonderful views of the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara. This feast can be the highlight of your Istanbul Tours.

<b>Price:</b> High

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BACK TO TOP YAZISI VE CIZGI,



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DON'T GET SIGHT SEEING-BOUNDED.. YAZISI


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HAVA DURUMU KUTUSU


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<p style="text-align:left;"><center><font face="verdana" size="3"><font style="color:DimGray ;"><b>The weather conditions in Istanbul right now are;</b></font></font></center> </p>

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SAYFA SONU

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