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Feb 5, 2023

Asian Istanbul, Nobility and civility

Istanbul, the city that combined the beauty of eastern and western civilizations because of its geographical location, which formed for it a unique history of mixed cultures, it sits on both sides of the two continents are Asia and Europe, in fact, it deserves to call the Asian side of Istanbul the title of the quiet face of the city, as it is complementary Complement the European section full of vitality and activity.

 The Asian side is an authentic side of Istanbul:

This Asian side - Asian Istanbul - is characterized by tranquility and calmness compared to the European side and also enjoys the atmosphere of charming green nature, as well as the multiplicity of areas and attractions and entertainment in it, which made Asian Istanbul a destination for elite investors, owners and tourists, however, the European side of it is the preferred destination for many Of the tourists and those wishing to invest, given the quality of the tourism product in this aspect of the labor force and the rapid economic growth.

The most prominent tourist places in Istanbul, Asia:

Kadikoy District:

Called the land of tourists, it is the first choice for tourists on the Asian side. It is one of the most important and wonderful areas in Asian Istanbul, as it offers many options for tourists in terms of markets, cafes, traditional Turkish and international restaurants, and picturesque Istanbul gardens.

Kadikoy is home to a good number of ancient Istanbul museums that tell the history of the city. There are also bazaars and markets. These markets include many international merchandise stores. To return to Kadikoy, you can ride the Nostalgic Moda tram, which runs on one rail linking the streets of the area.

 The Maiden's Tower in Asian Istanbul:

The Maiden's Tower in Istanbul is one of the most visited tourist places and is a destination for tourists from different countries of the world!

Why not, it is a perfectly built and unique tower dating back to the era of the Greeks, and tourists do not miss the opportunity to visit this wonderful shrine.

The tower has 6 stamps with a length of 23 meters and is ideally located in the heart of the waters of the Bosphorus, which made it a wonderful view and background.

In addition to the stories that revolved around its construction and ancient legends, it has become an integral part of the Turkish heritage and culture, to become, over time, an important tourist icon in Istanbul.

 Haydarpasa Station in Asian Istanbul:

It is one of the finest and most beautiful buildings that combine modernity and classicism, built at the beginning of the twentieth century to become the gateway to Europe to the East, where it is distinguished by its east-west architectural style.

Its beacons reflect Western architecture, while the lines, writings and windows are Arabic, and its domes are Ottoman. It is the main railway station in Turkey. It was built by German engineers, and its luxurious sandstone facade overlooks Kadikoy Bay.

A visit to the station provides an opportunity to take souvenir photos and enjoy the wonderful view of the sea.

 Baghdad Street in Asian Istanbul:

Baghdad Street is one of the best shopping places in Istanbul on the Asian side. It extends from Kadikoy Municipality to Maltepe Municipality with a distance of approximately 14 km and parallels the coast of the Marmara Sea.

It is also spread along the length of many shops in addition to the luxurious palaces that are a historical heritage in that region, and there are many places of prayer dating back to the Ottoman era, in addition to places designated to relax while walking and places designated for walking and running directly on the seashore.

 Bride's Hill:

The tallest ancient hills in Asian Istanbul

Istanbul was known in many poems and literary works for its seven hills, and these seven hills occupied very valuable centers throughout history, from the Roman period to the Ottoman period.

Çamlıca is also located in the borders of the Üsküdar region on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, a place that has two hills overlooking the Bosphorus and the Sea of ​​Marmara, and is one of the most visited parks in Istanbul.

Çamlıca is the tallest of these seven hills, where you can watch the most beautiful sunset in the whole city from this hill, and the atmosphere of the Bosphorus provides a unique haven with fresh air.

Çamlıca is distinguished by its view of many sites that can be seen, such as Sulaymaniyah and Sultan Ahmed, in addition to the Prince Islands and Ortakoy.

 This hill is divided into two separate parts:

A large section rises 267 meters above sea level, and a small section rises 228 meters where the panoramic beauty of Istanbul appears from this hill.

The most famous shopping places and malls in Asian Istanbul:

Akasya Mall

Acacia Mall is one of the best malls in Asian Istanbul, and it is a huge complex that includes many residences and offices. The Acacia Complex Mall is located in the Acacia Residential Complex. The shopping center has a wonderful architectural shape and contains the most famous and best international brands and shopping malls. .

Tepe Nautilus AVM Shopping Center

The place is characterized by its unique design inspired by the sea, and contains many cafes, sports halls, bowling halls, the finest furniture stores, and the mall exits are named after some of the marine animals. The mall also includes many diverse shops that include international and local brands as well and other stores The other, making it one of the most important tourist attractions in Asian Istanbul.

Viaport Asia Outlet

The Via Port complex is one of the most famous high-end shopping complexes in Asian Istanbul, which visitors come to from all over the world to enjoy its picturesque view in the open air, and to see the birds and greenery in their natural form through the park of this large commercial complex.

Via Port provides you with all your needs and has a large bazaar where many tools and souvenirs needed by tourists are displayed.

After listing the most prominent Asian features of Istanbul, we explain how to visit this party from inside and outside Istanbul:

By air:

From Sabiha International Airport, which is 20 km east of Kadikoy, which can be reached by public buses (E10), you can also take the Havatas bus, which connects the airport with Taksim on the European side and Kadikoy on the Asian side.

By train:

It is the main station in Istanbul for Asian destinations, and it is located about 5-10 minutes walk from Kadikoy area, by way of Haydarpasa Station

The fastest option for travel between the European and Asian side of Istanbul is via Marmara, which connects Ayrılık Çeşmesi and üsküdar stations with the European side, and Marmaray is also connected to metro line 1 in Yenikapı.

By bus:

From Harem Station which is the main station of the Asian side, and the first place to connect from Istanbul with many buses to Asian Istanbul, and it is located halfway between Uskudar and Kadikoy

By ferry:

It is the best way to start exploring Asian Istanbul, by taking a ferry to Kadikoy from Eminonu Port. Eminonu Port can be reached via a metro station from central Istanbul. The trip was beautiful and you will never forget it.

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