Take a tour of Istanbul, one of the unique and extraordinary cities.

Coming to Turkey is like winning the lottery. To study a semester of the Aslam Ph.D. course in Ankara, the capital of Turkey, on a scholarship from the European Union. And on that occasion, I had the privilege of seeing the unique and extraordinary Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and Europe. Rich in history and tradition, Istanbul is a unique city in the heart of the world. Istanbul can not be called by any name! The gateway to Europe, the intercontinental city, the largest city in Europe, the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. I first knew Istanbul as the city of mosques. Even then I did not hear the name of Turkey. There are still many like me who know Istanbul better than Turkey. Again, many know that Istanbul is the capital of Turkey. The history of Istanbul in a nutshell is as follows: King Byzas built the city in the 600th century BC. That is why the city is named after the king. When Persia and Greece came under Roman rule, Emperor Constantine declared it the Eastern Roman Empire, and the city was named Constantinople after Constantine. Even after the fall of the Roman Empire, the Eastern Roman Empire lasted for about a thousand years.



The emperor Constant converted to Christianity and built a beautiful church, such as the Hagia Sophia or Aya Sophia. In the 14th century, the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II defeated the Romans, renamed Constantinople Istanbul, and moved the capital of the Islamic Caliphate, or Ottoman Empire, from Bursa to Istanbul. After the First World War, the father of modern Turkey, Mostafa Kemal Ataturk, moved the capital from Istanbul to Ankara, but its importance did not diminish. Istanbul is still home to some 1.5 million people and is the center of Turkey’s economic and cultural heritage. Its contribution to the Turkish economy is one-fourth. Between the Black Sea and the Maramara Sea and bordering the Bosphorus Strait, every brick and wood of this city has a history. And every year millions of tourists from all over the world come to Istanbul to know history, to examine history with their own eyes and to be a part of history themselves. The city is full of Muslim monuments and is the 4th largest tourist destination in the world.



I am studying at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Its position is first in Turkey and 65th in the world. Despite the considerable pressure of studying, I go for a walk somewhere during the weekends with the university travel group. As soon as the turn of Istanbul came, the sleep of the eyes disappeared. Time is running out. Handcuffs to go to Europe for the first time. Although in Ankara, I still have a dream in the dream city of Istanbul. It seems that the seven wonders of Hagia Sophia, the palace of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, the Blue Mosque, and the Bosphorus are constantly calling to me. Finally came that Mahendrakshan. We boarded a reserve bus at 3 pm, crossed the Bosphorus Strait in the morning to see the beauty of the Sea of ​​Marmara. One of the attractions and monuments of Islamic history is to see Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Blue Mosque. The next morning I went on a cruise tour on the Bosphorus. She is a wonderful sight. Our ship sailed from the Golden Horn through the blue waters of the Bosphorus. Above is a play of white gannets in the blue sky, with picturesque views on both sides. Europe on one side, Asia on the other. The rare experience of seeing two continents at once is only possible here. At the end of the Bosphorus trip, I ate some bread with fish and finished some shopping like Istanbul. The city or the town does not draw me, the way the mountains and nature pull me. But in the case of Istanbul, the opposite is true. A city of two continents like a bud with two leaves is famous in the history and tradition of Istanbul. Istanbul can only be compared to Istanbul. Remarkable in terms of history and tradition as well as beauty. The people here are as beautiful to look at as the streets and their homes. Everything in Turkey is tidy and planned. It is eye-catching to see the beautiful buildings on both sides of the innumerable wide roads. There are also trams and metros. So despite being such a crowded city, it goes without saying that there is no traffic jam. Although the Turks are ethnically warriors, they are very modest in their conduct. I never thought about security even after touring all over Turkey. Not everyone knows Bangladesh. However, due to the Rohingya problem, many people now know about Bangladesh. Almost 100% of Muslims in this country know Bangladesh very much. It has also happened that after having tea in the shop, after knowing the Muslim, there is no bilto. In addition, the teabag gave gifts. Being a Bangladeshi and a Muslim, I also received good hospitality in Indian Kashmir. Everything in Turkey looks good, but two things hurt me a lot. One, the English knowledge of the people here. Yes, No doesn’t know very good type of English. And two, rice is not available. Veto Bengalis like me have had so much cost. The Turks eat bread instead of rice. Again they are as hard as iron. However, eating wheat rice has been a rare experience here. However, one by one we saw the Dolmabach Palace, the Galata Tower, the historic Taksim Square and the Madame Tussauds Museum in Taksim Square, the Cable Car, the Palace in Bearley, the Egyptian Spice Market, the Grand Bazaar, the amazing art of dolphins and seals in the aquarium.



Istanbul looks fairly complete.

The field should be kept in hand for one week. Because there are many beaches, a canal, a museum, a number of palaces and a number of places of interest in the two seas. However, the places that do not go around
1. #Hajia_Sophia: The Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages Hajia Sophia means sacred knowledge. Although it was originally established as an Orthodox church, it was later converted into a Catholic church, and in the mid-fifteenth century, when Turkey became part of the Muslim Empire, it became the main mosque in Turkey, known as the “Imperial Mosque”. Mustafa Kemal Atatrk, the architect of modern Turkey and the first president of independent Turkey, turned it into a museum in 1935. At present, it bears the marks of both Muslim and Christian religions. After the conversion into a museum, the image of Jesus Christ and the name of Allahu and Muhammad (PBUH) are preserved in marble carved in Arabic.
2. #Tapkepi_palace: Muhammad II started the construction of this palace in the middle of the fifteenth century. The palace has been the residence of the Ottoman sultans for about 400 years. Later in the 16th century, the residence of the sultans and the royal functions were transferred to the Dolmabanch Palace. It is currently being used as a museum. Here are preserved the sticks of Musa (AS), footprints of Hazrat Muhammad (AS), beard, sword, tools used by many prophets and messengers including Dawood (AS) and swords of many companions including Khalid bin Walid, Hazrat Al Hazrat Omar, Hazrat Osman.



3. #Blue_musk: Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historic mosque in Istanbul. The interior wall of the mosque is decorated with blue tiles and is known as the Blue Mosque. It was built by Sultan Ahmed Bakhti of the Ottoman Empire between 1609 and 1817. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul.



4. #Dolmabach_palais: Istanbul’s first European-style palace. It was built next to the Bosphorus in the 16th century during the reign of Sultan Abdul Majid.



5. #Madame_Tussore_Museum: There are wax statues of famous people of the world.
. #Galata_tower: This is one of the landmarks of Istanbul. In the past, the Marmara Sea was monitored from here.
. # Golden_Horn: The Golden Horn is an estuary of the Bosphorus. In the past, it served as a fortress to protect the old part of Istanbul from attack. There are also naval vessels of the Ottoman Empire
Used as an anchor.
. #Bosphorus_System: A waterway that marks the borders of Asia and Europe. It is also often called the Istanbul Method. Bosphorus, Marmara
The Gulf and the Dardanelles Strait to the southwest consist of the Mileturki Strait. The Bosphorus is the narrowest waterway in the world.
9. #Grand_Bazaar: The largest market in Europe.
10. # Aquarium: The Art of Dolphin and Seal Fish This 40-minute show on a 60 lira ticket is truly awesome.




You can also see Taksim Square, Barelibe Palace, Maramara and Black Sea, Sulemani and Rastampasha Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome, Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, Egyptian Spice Market.



# Note:
1. There are numerous museums in Istanbul and Turkey. Each place has a museum card from ticketing, which will save you 1 year if purchased.
2. Getting an Istanbul card to travel to Istanbul will make traveling easier and cheaper.
3. It will be convenient to take a city tour called Big Bus from Sultan Ahmed Square to visit the sights of Istanbul.
4. One thing I am saying is, why don’t we go anywhere in the country and abroad, in the mountains and in the sea? I will always take care of the environment. We will not do anything that is harmful to the environment even if we harm ourselves. Let this be our promise.


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