Istanbul 24 hours in the Golden Horn

My family spent the summer vacation of 2016 in Istanbul Turkey. We stayed in the Ciragan Palace Kempinski hotel, one of the best luxury hotel in Istanbul with the best view of Bosphorus. The hotel is one of the only Ottoman Imperial Palace and Hotel that is located on the European shore of Bosphorus. We stayed 15 days in the hotel, we had a room with a view of the Bosphorus which was one of the most amazing view. In Istanbul there are a lot of significant places to go or to do such as the rooftop restaurants and also you should not miss the traditional Turkish food. But its not all about food because Istanbul consider as one of the greatest historical places of the world. Their are a lot of historical places that tourist can explore such as Hagia Sophia which was a church in the 6th century and then it turned to a mosque in the heart of Istanbul. And also Topkapi Palace which was the first Ottoman Palace and its one of the World Heritage site. One of the most impressive historical places that tourist should not miss is Dolmabahçe Palace which was in the 19th century a royal residence for the Ottoman Empire.

The sunset at the Ottoman Palace Hotel.
Yacht tour on the Bosphorus with thew view of the hotel.
The entrence of Dolmabahçe Palace.
The garden outside the Palace.
Dolmabahçe Palace from the inside.

I highly recommended the Kempinski Ciragan Palace Hotel. It is an excellent hotel for a family vacation. The hotel included many restaurants that was specialized in Turkish food and in international food. In addition the hotel included many other facilities such as swimming pools and spa. The service of the hotel was fast and excellent. Here is the link of the hotel website:

Dinner at the hotel restaurant with a view of the sunset.

The Istanbul official travel website:

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Hamiyan Al Qubaisi


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