Istanbul is a very interesting city. It is both modern and historic. We spent about one day there and were able to see several of the renowned sites just by walking around the Sultanahmet area. There are so many cool things to see there—my favorite place was probably the Grand Bazaar. The highlight of that trip for me though was definitely eating doner every few hours.

– Hasin

Hagia Sophia

Grand church, then mosque; now museum & symbol of Turkey

Sultan Ahmet Mosque

17th century blue-domed structure; also known as Blue Mosque

Grand Bazaar

One of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world

Basilica Cistern

Ancient underground water tank below the modern city

Topkapi Palace

Gigantic 15th century Ottoman palace that is now a museum

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