10 Reasons to Visit Istanbul

10 Reasons to Visit Istanbul
• Istanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents, separated by the Bosphorus.
• Tradition in Turkey says that a stranger at one's doorstep is considered "God's guest" for at least three days.
• Turkey is noted for having one of the three most famous and distinctive traditional cuisines in the world.
• The second biggest covered fun fair of Europe is in Istanbul.
• Sultanahmet, (The Blue Mosque) is the only mosque in the world having six minarets.
• Topkapi Palace. Topkapi Palace, which means "Cannongate Palace", is the old palace-city of the sultans.
• Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya). One of Istanbul s illustrious landmark, the Hagia Sofia was a former church, mosque and now a museum.
• Hagia Eirene. It is one of the earliest Christian churches in Istanbul.
• The Grand Bazaar. It is named "Kapalicarsi", or "covered bazaar". It is made up of streets of various shops sheltered by roofs and domes. Inside the Grand Bazaar you can enjoy shopping and find great bargains in 5,000 shops.
• Old City walls of Istanbul. Old Constantinople was surrounded by walls described as land walls and sea walls.