Istanbul, Shoppers Destination
One of the best destinations to visit this year is Istanbul. It’s one of the largest city in Turkey.. Istanbul is famous for its high style and is a world-class shopping destination. It is also rated as the world’s number 1 travel destination by Trip Advisor.
You can intoxicate yourself in the ambience of Istanbul’s Grand Bazar. It’s an open air market place with dozens of ancient streets and shops which will just blow your mind away. When you visit Grand Bazaar, you will realize the next level of shopping. This city is so amazing that right from the ancient days it has been renamed a total of 3 times. First it was called as the Constantinople, then Byzantium and now it’s called as Istanbul. It is the world’s greatest connecting spot for Eastern and Western Cultures, food and music. One place that should not be missed when in Istanbul is the Hagia Sophia. It used to be a Cathedral before and is now a mosque and tagged as a World heritage site by UNESCO. You shouldn’t miss the Blue mosque and also the Greek and Roman ruins.
If you are a foodie, you are in for a treat. You should try various cuisines that are available here like the Asian Fusion and Italian, but the real taste is in the authentic local Turkish foods like kebabs and items prepared with fresh caught fish.
There are other places to visit too while you are here like the South Western Mediterranean Coast, the wild and the beautiful landscape mountains of Cappadocia.
When it comes to stay, you can try the Ascot Hotel located at Istanbul’s Büyükada island that gives you a resort like vibe with beautiful chandeliers, a pool, Finnish sauna, ferry ride and a lot more.