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Top Reasons to Go to Istanbul
Explore the exotic monuments: of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires.
Cruise up the Bosphorus,: past waterfront villages and forested slopes topped with fortresses.
Haggle in the Grand Bazaar: and the Egyptian Bazaar, the ultimate shopping experiences.
Sweat in a hamam: like an Ottoman sultan and discover the soothing effects of a Turkish rubdown.
Luxuriate overnight in a palace: —or an Ottoman house, or even a sumptuously outfitted former prison.
Sip a cup of tea as you watch: boats ply the Golden Horn.
Dine in style: on Turkish delights against a backdrop of domes and minarets.
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