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The release of the 2009 entrance fees for Istanbul’s tourist attractions by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism didn’t go unnoticed.
Via emails and in forums people complain that doubling some of these fees is not done, and that the current entrance fees are exuberantly high. So I took a closer look at them to [...]

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In June 2008 the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry in cooperation with the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) introduced the Museum Card (Müzekart) of Turkey. The holder of such a card (TL 20) has unlimited access to over 300 museums and ancient sites or ruins spread all over Turkey.
Why the Introduction of the Turkish [...]

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Istanbul is a huge city, consisting of no less than 27 districts. Each of these districts contain several towns – among which famous ones like Sultanahmet and Taksim. Luckily, finding your way around town as a tourist is not that difficult as long as you keep the big picture in mind. I therefore divided the [...]

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The map below shows you where the main tourist attractions just beyond Istanbul’s city center are located. The following sightseeing spots can be found on it:

The Princes’ Islands
Ağva
Şile

Just click on the corresponding icon on the map below to see more information about the sightseeing spot. With the arrows on the top left-hand [...]

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The map below shows you where the main tourist attractions in the modern part of Istanbul are located. The following sightseeing spots can be found on it:

Dolmabahçe Palace
Flower Passage
Galata Tower
Tunnel
Taksim Square
Istiklal Street
Nevizade Street

Just click on the corresponding icon on the map below to see more information about the [...]

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The map below shows you where the main tourist attractions in the historical part of Istanbul are located. The following sightseeing spots can be found on it:

Topkapi Palace
Harem
Haghia Sophia
Blue Mosque
Süleymaniye Mosque
Archaeology Museums
Haghia Eirene
Basilica Cistern
Hippodrome
Grand Bazaar
Egyptian or Spice Bazaar

Just click on the corresponding icon on [...]

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The map below gives an overview of the five main tourist areas in Istanbul:

the historical part, or south of the Golden Horn
the modern part, or north of the Golden Horn
along the Bosphorus
the Asian shore
along the Golden Horn

Just click on one of the five colored (red, blue, green, pink and brown) areas to see more details.
The [...]

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Inaugurated on 17 January 1875, Istanbul’s Tunnel (Tünel) is the world’s shortest and third-oldest passenger terminal, after the underground systems of London and New York. This one-stop funicular climbs the steeply uphill for 500 meters from Karaköy to Tünel Square at the southern end of Istiklal Caddesi in the Beyoğlu district. Only recently, after five [...]

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The Golden Horn (Haliç) is an inlet of the Bosphorus with two rivers draining into it at the far end. It is considered to be the world’s largest natural harbor and separates the European shore of Istanbul into two. The best places to observe the Golden Horn’s activity and grace are the Galata Bridge if [...]

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Whether you want to find your way around town, do some sightseeing, indulge in a shopping spree or book accommodation in Istanbul, I’m sure you’ll find some useful words in this forth post of my Turkish Language for Tourists series.
Accommodation

air-conditioning
klima

balcony
balkon

bathroom
banyo

bed
yatak

breakfast
kahvaltı

dinner
akşam yemeği

double room
çift kişilik oda

hotel
otel

key
anahtar

lift
asansör

luggage
bagaj

lunch
öğle yemeği

reception
resepsiyon

restaurant
restoran / lokanta

room
oda

room service
oda servisi

shampoo
şampuan

shower
duş

single room
tek kişilik oda

soap
sabun

swimming pool
havuz

toilet
tuvalet

toilet paper
tuvalet kağıdı

towel
havlu

Getting [...]

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