Asian side, Istanbul

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    Two continents

    by solopes Updated Dec 26, 2013
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    Favorite thing: I had to visit the Asian side, and, in a quick look, tried to find any difference - I didn't. As a matter of fact that continental separation is only a convention, without any differences in landscape, people or construction.

    The bridges that connect them have that special meaning - only a few meters of water separating two parts of the same country, the same people, the same city.
    Only one difference - history and tourism are mainly in European side.

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    Is this the oldest part of Istanbul?

    by neodue Written Oct 4, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Current name of the town is Kadikoy.Ancient name is Khalkedon.There is nothing left from ancient Khalkedon now.You can see a crowded conquiret modern city.Kadikoys best place to visit town market.Take a public boat from Eminonu (Port number 2) after 20min you will be at Kadýkoy.There isnt any ancient thing to see but you can see the old Kadýkoy Fruit Hall (Now it is art school) also there is old municipality building.Cross the street and go to Kadikoy Carsisi.You can find fast food shops ,A greek church,an armenian church,old style buildings and smell of the fruits ,fish,cheese and turkish coffee.

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    crowded, colourful, hilarious, elusive

    by ketevan Written Oct 11, 2004
    Asia's on the other side of the sea...

    Favorite thing: One should go the the Asian part after thoroughly exploring whatever you can see in Europe: the mosques, the museums, the gardens. Only then you go to Asia and have a carpaccio at Kalamis Marina Divan

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    crowded, colourful, hilarious, elusive

    by ketevan Updated Oct 11, 2004
    May 2004

    Favorite thing: One should go the the Asian part after thoroughly exploring whatever you can see in Europe: the mosques, the museums, the gardens. Only then you go to Asia and have a carpaccio at Kalamis Marina Divan

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    Balloon in Kadiköy

    by MalenaN Updated Aug 26, 2004

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    Favorite thing: In Kadiköy, on the Asian shore, there is a balloon to go up in to have wonderful views over Istanbul. It is not flying but going straight up 200 metres and off course only does this when the weather conditions are good - not too much wind and no rain.

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    2nd Nostalgic tram of Istanbul

    by Erkmen Written Nov 8, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Istanbull now has a second Nostalgic tram that runs between Kadikoy and Moda..

    This new Nostalgic tram connects the busy Kadikoy Market to Altiyol and also runs to Bahariye and Moda.. Moda is one of the nicest districts of Istanbul..

    As the tram makes a ring you can get on this tram and make a full tour..You can see Kadýkoy market, You can see altýyol, You can see Moda and come back to where you have started..

    Fondest memory: When I was in the high school, all my days has passed between Bahariye and Moda.. My college was at Bahariye and we were going to Moda on our free days... Lots of memories lays there...

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    Visit Asia

    by Erkmen Updated Nov 8, 2003

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    Kadikoy Port

    Favorite thing: Istanbul is a city on Two continents, so if you have never been before. You have the chance to visit Asia..

    Asian side of Istanbul has nothing touristy. But still has its own values... While European part is the commercial center, Asian side is the residential centerwith nicer environment and houses..

    When you take a ferry from Eminonu to Kadikoy. (Ferries leave in every 15-20 minutes) .. You will see Kadikoy port after 25 minutes.. The teater and the port will be the first sides you can catch... Just step out and now you are in Asia.. Sorry no welcome sign..

    Once you are in Kadikoy, Walk to the right to the old port and when you are there turn yr back to the sea and walk to the front.. You will see the narrow streets of Kadikoy, you can walk along to the Kadikoy market, a nice and cosy place.. You will see small roads with many nice shops.. Walk to left and right and up and down.. You will like to be in Asia.. If you manage to reach Altiyol square, look for the "Sanatcilar sokagi" where many nice handmade things, nice silver wears are being sold..

    Now there is an old historical tram that runs between Kadýkoy and Moda.. It is the second nostalgic tram after the one at Taksim Istiklal street..

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    Main districts of Istanbull..... Kadikoy

    by Erkmen Updated Sep 23, 2003

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    Favorite thing: If you cross to the Asian side of Istanbul, One interesting spot is the Kadikoy market..

    Kadikoy is almost like the center of Asian side of Istanbul.. As Asian side is more residential, Kadikoy, with its port is the connection to the European side of Istanbul... From Kadikoy you can have ferries to Eminonu, Karakoy,Besiktas and Bakirkoy..

    The center, the port is always crowded.. And Kadikoy market near the port is well worth to see..

    Fondest memory: Shopping in the Kadikoy Market.. With all those nice fish markets, vegetables, Fruits and all kind of foods..

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    Kuleli Military School

    by Erkmen Written Sep 1, 2003

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    Kuleli

    Favorite thing: When you take a boat tour on the Bosphorus, you will definitely spot this building on the Asian side.. If you dont have a tour guide with you then you may not know what this building is for.. Cause it is rarely in the Tourist guides..

    The building is "Kuleli Military School".. In the past it was also called as the presidential School :) , due to numerous number of Military ques before 1980's..

    The school is educating military students for nearly 160 years.. And this Historical building on the Edge of the Bosphorus carries more important than it is construction..

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    Haydarpasa Train Station..

    by Erkmen Written Aug 29, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The main train station on the Asian side of Istanbul.. All trains do leave from here to the anatolian part of Turkey.. Trains to Ankara, Konya, Pamukkale, Van, Tehran and some other locations are leaving from this old historical building..

    In order to reach the Train Station you shall walk from eminonu to Karakoy side and take a ferry from Karakoy to Haydarpasa..

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    take a ferry ride to the Asian...

    by maykal Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: take a ferry ride to the Asian side at night. You can admire the sunset while sipping tea, before catching the ferry back to Europe (or not...if you happen to be lucky enough to be staying on the Asian side, like I was!). More sunsets in my travelogue

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    On the top!

    by Lion_Beat Updated Aug 22, 2003

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    On the top of Yanos Fortress

    Favorite thing: Reach the top of the Yanos Fortress, and you'll have the most magnificant view you ever seen!

    Fondest memory: One side Europe, one side Asia, one side Black Sea, another Bosphorus just begining.

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