Istanbul is a beautiful place with a good culture. You can explore Istanbul like a local! This place has a timeless charm that owes much to its rich history. Let’s get to know what is the special thins in Istanbul.
1. Street Food
The street food in Istanbul is the city’s food culture. Each vendor has their own spot with selling their own type of food. It’s where you can walk through the street while checking out their best foods. Their best Istanbul street foods are Doner (Kebab), Simit (Crusted Bread), Islak Hamburger (Wet Burger), Kestane (Chestnuts), Balik Ekmek (Fish in a Bread), and much more delicious food. Other than that, you can get their fresh fruits, drinks, ice-cream, and their best tea!
2. Turkish Bath
People in Istanbul call it Hamams. Hamams is a luxury traditional Turkish Bath. They have three types of service at the Turkish bath, which are, self-service, traditional style, and other styles. There will be a masseur that will lead you but not all parts of the bath that they will follow you. The masseur will be the same gender as you are. It’s like a Scandinavian sauna or a spa, and you will get the massage session and get body cleansing. So don’t forget to bring along your necessary things and toiletries!
3. Grand Bazaar
This is a favorite tourist place to go for shopping, which mostly has it on their itineraries. This enormous site is one of the oldest and the largest covered market in the world. There are over 4000 shops in total. Grand Bazaar is developed by the Ottoman Empire. They are selling historical and authentic, like Turkish Ceramic Plates, Mosaic Lamps and Chandeliers, and other unique and interesting things.
4. Blue Mosque
The Blue Mosque that called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish, is a historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design. It is a breath-taking building which one of the most majestic Ottoman mosques in Turkey. One of the amazing facts about Blue Mosque, aside from its staggering size and exquisite beauty, it is one of the most distinctive elements of this Istanbul.
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