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Address: Bosphorus suburbs, Istanbul, Turkey
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many...
This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many restaurants, shops and artist galleries.
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Kumpir place as it has lots of shops that sell it

walked to it from the Swissotel hotel, lots of historical sites along the way. small suburb with lots of tourist around. try the Kumpir with the lot , tastes good

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

walked to it from the Swissotel hotel, lots of historical sites along the way. small suburb with lots of tourist around. try the Kumpir with the lot , tastes good

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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nice place overlooking Bosporus and Asia. Under one of Istanbul Bridges. Very crowded and filled with restaurants and Historic sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great steer food and selections. Kumpir is one of the tasty dishes of this location. Quiet a lot of little stores and street vendors. And the view of the phosphorous.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I have no idea why you can only get waffles in this one region, nothing much besides waffles and cheap jewelry but oh the waffles!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I'd read that Ortakoy was a nice place to spend a few hours on a Summer's afternoon. We found the public ferries didn't go there on a weekend, so took an afternoon cruise on one of the public ferries and alighted there on the way back. We are so glad we did - it was a real local's hangout, full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

A must see visit ! No hasseling here on the Asian side ! Visit the markets ! The food part is extraordinaire ! Great view back to Istanbul ! The atmosphere is not so touristy as in Old Istanbul !

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Tbilisi, Dushet'is Raioni, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

i am a first time traveller to istanbul. before trip i have searched a lot about istanbul, downloaded apps. but - travelling is best teacher :))) ortakoy is a bit far away from fatih, but it is no less of a central place. it is cozy area, not very loud, neither too silent. bridge and dock make this area even... More 

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Ortakoy area is wide area with shops ,restaurants cafe and street sale people .the view from cafes are Butiful next to the water ,also there are transportation boats near by as well as private boats for hire .it is highly recommended to visit at night time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

How could you miss it? My wife and I enjoyed very much this part of town, lots to do and see. Put your walking shoes on, before embarking on this journey. Well worth it and recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent district with cafes, Neo-Baroque imperial mosque and stunning views of the Bosphorus bridge.

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Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighborhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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