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Best Outdoor Activities in Istanbul

Istanbul has become the first choice for many holidaymakers, attracting a large number of tourists annually and leading many European cities in tourism. There are many things you can do on an Istanbul trip like visiting historical and natural places, restaurants, and touristic areas. But if you want to make your trip unique, we recommend that you take an interest in activities in Istanbul. If you add activities to visit Istanbul’s natural and tourist areas on your itinerary, you will spend a lifetime vacation.

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Where to Watch Whirling Dervishes in Istanbul?

When you come to Istanbul, you’ll see many areas where modern city life and the exotic East come together. The historical fabric of this unique city is carefully preserved and many exotic events are held within the framework of respect for historical values. There are various Ottoman art workshops in Istanbul and some religious ceremonies that you have a chance to participate in.

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Best Workshops You Can Attend While You Are in Istanbul

If you want to make your time in Istanbul productive you can add a workshop experience to your itinerary. Istanbul has a large number of workshops and a new generation of courses in different categories. Different courses are concentrated in different districts of Istanbul and the very popular cookery courses, ideal for foreign tourists, will make your holiday more enjoyable and satisfying.

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Everything You Need to Know About Transportation in Istanbul

One of the best ways to get to know a city is to use public transport. It gives a feeling that of living there and adds an air of authenticity. Istanbul is a busy city and traffic can be crowded so planning your journey is important. As in every cosmopolitan city, there are peak times for traffic and these are best avoided if possible. If you’re taking your own car there are parking places all over the city including the Ispark service offered by the municipality. Still, we recommend you get a map.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Istanbul

When life in Turkey was mainly nomadic, people cleaned themselves on the water’s edge or in the puddles of warm water they happened upon. After established culture began, societies built structures for bathing on the water’s edges to protect the privacy and respect individual and social hierarchy. The first conception of the hammam was found in Sind in western Pakistan in 2500 BC with the construction of hot and cold water channels. The excavations in Mesopotamia also revealed structures which are believed to be Assyrian hammams. During the Ottoman Empire, a hammam was built for each mosque. These hammams were functional and ostentatious. Hammam culture no longer thrives, as everyone can have a bath in their own house. However, hammams are an experience that should be experienced not only by visitors to Istanbul but also for those who live in the city.

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