Travel Guide: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is one of the oldest cities in the world and is a fascinating place to visit! It has been among the most visited cities in the world for a number of years and for good reason. The amount of culture and history that can be experienced here is incredibly vast.

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Many like to visit Istanbul for the history while others enjoy it for the cultural immersion and the ability to experience ancient and eastern cultures without leaving the confines of Europe. It’s easy to get to and serves as a great travel hub to other areas of Turkey, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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I like Istanbul because there are many things to see and do, the people are friendly and welcoming and the food is incredible. No matter your dietary restrictions or preferences, you’ll find something delicious to enjoy while in Turkey.

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People often marvel at the age of the architecture in other European cities not realizing that some of the world’s oldest and longest lasting buildings from ancient times are still preserved and alive and well in Istanbul.

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I’ve created a comprehensive travel guide that focuses mainly on the Sultanahmet (old town) District of Istanbul with tips and tricks for where to stay, what to pack and navigating the local culture. If Istanbul is one of many destinations on your trip, I suggest budgeting anywhere from 3-5 days to see everything I’ve listed in this guide (depending on how much time you require at each site).

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This 16 Page Guide Includes Things Like:

  • Logistics: When to Go, Where to Stay, How to Get Around
  • Things to See & Do
  • Where & What to Eat
  • Where to Shop & What to Buy
  • What to Pack
  • How to tailor your trip to Istanbul to your interests!
  • How to navigate and prepare for cultural differences!
  • All the details and best travel tips you’ll need!

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