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Two must-see attractions in the historic district of Sultanahmet, Istanbul

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque is the dominating aspects of the skyline in Istanbul. The magnificent structure has six minarets that shine silver in the light of the sun. The mosque was constructed close to four hundred years ago in about 1603 – 17 by Sultan Ahmet I. Sultan Ahmet I had the mosque built and designed so as to rival the grandeur of the great Haghia Sophia church, located just a short distance in the north. (more…)

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Mount Nemrut

At the junction of the East and West civilisations, Nemrut Dagi (Mount Nemrut) is one of the most astounding sites in Turkey: A collection of colossal statues on a remote mountain 2150m high, adorning the temple and tomb of King Antiochus.

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Istanbul Yildiz Palace

Yildiz Palace and park covered an area of 500,000 square metres on the hillside overlooking the Bosphorus between Besiktas, Ortaköy and Balmumcu.

It consists of several pavilions (köşk), palace buildings (kasr), and other service and management buildings. Yildiz Palace is one of the most interesting examples of 19th century Ottoman architecture.

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Ishak Pasha Palace

Ishak Pasha Palace on the Silk Route near the Iranian frontier is situated on a high and vast platform of strategic importance on an area of 7600 metre square.

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