Two Americans, until recently resident in Istanbul offer an insider's look at all of Turkey, from its beautiful rugged coastline filled with ancient Greek and Byzantine ruins - featuring two of the world's most admired sites, Troy and Ephesus - to the modern nightlife and exotic shopping of Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and more. Extensive history, culture and travel planning sections, with terrific coverage of Istanbul and environs, Black Sea and Mediterranean coasts, and first-rate advice on wonderful lodgings, exciting restaurants, where to see authentic whirling dervish performances, insider tips on how to bargain for rugs, best places to take a Turkish bath, and so much more.
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You enter through the spacious courtyard, which stands beneath what was once
the eastern end of the Hippodrome, and approach the main doors (in the heavy
tourist season you may be directed to the left side of the mosque, facing the ...
The name of the mosque, "three balconies," derives from the balconies high atop
the northwest minaret, which was the tallest minaret in the Middle East until the
construction of the Selimiye Mosque one century later. In Ug Serefeli the Turks ...
The construction of the mosque has an interesting story: Beyazid swore he would
build 20 mosques in thanks for one of his major victories in Europe, but some of
his financial people explained that he couldn't afford 20 mosques. Apparently ...
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