City of Istanbul is the Capital of Turkey.
About the City
This city is one of the unforgettable cites of the history, situated on the shores of the sea of Marmara. It is the only city which streaches on the two continents, one side of this city is Europe on the other side is Asia. It has many historic names like Byzantium, New Rome, Constantinople, Stambol, Istambol and Islambol. it is a combinition of both cristian and islamic civilization. Centuries ago it has served as the Captal of Roman Empire(330-395), Byzantine the eastern Roman Empire (395-1204 and 1261-1453) Eapital of Latin Empire (1204-1261) and the Ottoman Empire for (1453-1922) after that on October, 1923 it was proclaimed republic of turkey. it has also chosen as a joint European Capital of Culture for 2010, and is currently bidding and efforting to host the Summer Olympics of 2020.
Places to be visited.
The Topkapi palace was the heart of the ultimate empire for the 400 years. Three days a week ordinary people are allowed to visit this palace. it contains Empirial Library, Treasury, School and the very centre of Royal Power Thron of the Sultan. All of them have been made with stone and marvelous design engraved or painted on it.
Covered Grand Bazar.
The Coverd Grand Bazar is the main bazar of the city and is one of the largest market of carpets in the world with round about 4000 shops of different kinds like jewelry, scarves, carpets, leather and handicrafts, 58 streets makes it very vast so you could easily be lost.
In the Covered Crand Bazar carpets available from $100 to $250,000 and even more with a marvelous work on it made up of Turkish silk.
There are many things you should visit i.e Turkish Bathrooms or Massage Centres, Theaters, Measium, Historic mosques beach etc.The night vision of this city is very beautiful.
You will surely have great time, the memorable for the entire life. Wish you a great Blessings.