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Istanbul Sights

Emirgan

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Updated 11/19/2013

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The quiet suburb of Emirgan is best known for its large, attractive public park, Emirgan Korusu— formerly an estate owned by the Khedive of Egypt—which has flower gardens, a small pond, walking paths, and picnic areas. Three 19th-century wooden pavilions in the park have been restored, and houses restaurants and cafés. During Istanbul's annual Tulip Festival in April, visitors flock to Emirgan Korusu for its striking flower displays—each year, a million or

more tulips of dozens of different varieties are planted in this park alone. The flower, which takes its name from the Turkish word tülbend (turban), was most likely introduced to Europe in the late 16th century via the Ottoman Empire, setting off the famous "tulip craze" in the Netherlands. Emirgan is also where the Sakıp Sabancı Museum is located.

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Updated 11/19/2013

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