The multicultural city of Istanbul is the largest in Turkey, serving as the cultural, economic, and financial centre of the country. Tourists visiting Istanbul get ample opportunities to learn about Turkish history...
The multicultural city of Istanbul is the largest in Turkey, serving as the cultural, economic, and financial centre of the country. Tourists visiting Istanbul get ample opportunities to learn about Turkish history from the many historic palaces, mosques and basilicas present in the city.
Istanbul is also known for various cultural events including music, dance and film festivals, which are hosted annually.
Within Istanbul, tourists can choose to go on a city tour to some of the major historical sites like Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) and Basilica Cistern.
Galata Tower, Roman Hippodrome and Dolmache Palace, along with museums, churches, mosques and palaces form other major attractions of the city. Furthermore, tourists can pamper themselves at the Turkish baths, commonly known as hamams.
Visitors can also indulge in different outdoor activities like hiking and trekking or opt for water sports such as swimming and diving.
A walk through the street markets of the city offers a glimpse of the eclectic Turkish culture. Popular tourist buys include textile, jewellery, spices and sweets, among various other things. In Istanbul, one can sample authentic Turkish cuisine, which is available in most restaurants as well as small eateries.
We are planning to go for a vacation to Istanbul this May. Can anybody please help us with a few details with regards to the following.
Famous sightseeing spots.
Good budget hotels.
How to get around in Istanbul?
Is it better to book through a travel agent or go directly?
Weather in May.
Things to do.
Hoping for a reply at the earliest.
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