You must visit the Mosque in...
You must visit the Mosque in Sultanahmet, it's beauty and structure is a heaven sent.
And what most tourists don't do and that is to visit the Asia side of Istanbul, the atomsphere is totally the opposite of the Europe side of Istanbul.
And visit the Grand and spice Bazaars. The people and Istanbul itself. Beautiful sunset on The bosphurus line.
And most of all my friend BORA
Narrow Streets of Beyoglu
The area around the Istiklal street is Called Beyoglu.. And it is one of the most talked about districts of Istanbul..
While you are walking in Istiklal Street you will see many small roads that are connected to the big city.. Some are nice, some are small, some are authentic, some are mysterious, some are dangerous.. But each and every road has a different style..
A lot of people ask me why on earth I chose to study Turkish. I mean it is only spoken in Turkey, isn't it? Wrong! Turkish is spoken in Turkey and Northern Cyprus, as well as in parts of Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo, Syria and Iran. I found Turkish incredibly useful in parts of Georgia, and Turkish is related to languages spoken in Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Western China and even parts of Siberia. Turkish words crop up in unexpected places as far apart as Sudan and Bosnia, and of course there are large Turkish communities in Germany, Britain, the US, Australia and elsewhere. With Turkey negotiating to join the EU, Turkish is certainly not the waste of time many friends have called it!
Although in Istanbul, the big cities and most tourist resorts, you'll find people who speak English, French, German, Russian etc..., knowing just a little Turkish will make your trip to Turkey that little bit more interesting. Survival Turkish is fairly easy to pick up...just buy yourself a phrasebook and maybe a cassette or CD to help with pronunciation, and you'll be able to introduce yourself, order things in restaurants and cafes, and read basic signs. But to go any further, you really need to enrol on a course. (continued in tip below...)
If you visit Istanbul, you can spare one complete day to the places on the shores of Golden Horn. You can have a trip to this mansion and afterwards Koc museum and last Miniaturk.. As all these places are near to each other, you can complete them in one day..
Aynalikavak mansion is one of the of the beaten paths in Istanbul, its a remaining building from a large Ottoman palace known as Aynalikavak Palace or Tersane palace, dating back to the 17th century. This pretty building on the shore or the Golden Horn is a reminder that this now built-up area was for centuries a place parks, meadows and streams where the Ottoman sultans and before them the Byzantines came for country excursions.
You can have a full info of the mansion from the below web address..
The Mansion is just after the shipyard at the golden Horn. When you reach the golden horn you will see the Shipyard and when you move inside the golden horn, you will reach the Aynalikavak mansion
Shopping malls of Istanbul 1
This shopping mall is one of the well-known amongst many in istanbul. It is located in Etiler and it was opened in 1993. 246 stores serve in Akmerkez consisting of international brands as well as local ones. Food court is at the top floor. Foreigners can receive courtesy cards which provide upto 20% discount on some stores.