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Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #36 of 633 attractions in Istanbul
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Type: Neighborhoods
Description: This neighborhood in the modern section of the city is home to many foreign consulates, and is popular for its restaurants and nightlife.
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Kuala Lumpur
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Hustle and bustle and shopping galore... Loved the energy and crowd....Istanbul is expensive when it comes to shopping.. like Greece... so mainly it is for the window shopping and to soak up the atmosphere.... stop for turkish coffee whenever you can... or Turkish tea. Walk a lot so the caffeine won't keep you awake at night... :D

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A small tram ride is a must if you bring your kids. Apart from that, the street is filled with lots of shops where I find the price is quite cheaps. A lot of restaurants too if you're hungry.

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Paris, France
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I remember my first visit, more than 30 years ago. Tourists visited the great church of Hagia Sophia, or course, and the Blue Mosque. But if they ventured onto the north side of the Golden Horn, to Pera, it was for a quick trip up the Galata Tower for the view, and then back. The surrounding area was dingy and... More

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The hustle and bustle of this area was unexpected, so if you want to have a quiet stroll in an evening forget it. Amazing place though and seeing the trams was great.

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Hsinchu County, Taiwan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

A very good pedestrian shopping area. Istiklal street is very crowded towards the night, esp. the weekend. It provides a young and energetic look of Istanbul, instead of mosques and bazaars. Quite similar to the shopping streets of other European big cities though. The tram actually hardly moves, or in a very slow pace, when it is crowded with people.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Every time I have in Istanbul I am very happy to visit Istiklal street. Why? Because of too many modern and traditional shops, excellent food, and of course Galata tower. I finishec my 2-3 hour walking crossing Galata bridge through Golden Horn. Do not miss these attractions!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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809 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I had the pleasure to walk through the Beyoglu, it is district alive, energetic, a bit touristy, a vital place in the city, stroll through the crowded downtown streets, lots of shops and the many artists who perform on the road, this is a different place from the historical side of Istanbul that are accustomed to see.

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Adelaide, Australia
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45 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The beyoglu neighbourhood is very young, trendy and busy. There's thousands upon thousands down the main strip (tons of shops) and the area has a different vibe to old town. This is where you would go looking for a club, or modern restaurant.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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415 reviews 415 reviews
269 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Beyoglu may not have the grandeur of the historical section but it has its secret charms too. Some sections around Taksim Square & Istliqal Street are more trendy but it is still a busy and colorful part of the city. Some streets are made of stairs a bit like Montmartre in Paris. There are many interesting shops and old Turkish... More

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Orestiada, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Beyoglu asn especially Istiklak Caddessi is an amazing mixture of sights [ consulates,churches of all dogmas, impressive buildings], people of all nations,shopping treats [many brand shops] and local beauties [ like the Fish and Flower market]...ideal way to spend a whole day if you're done with the basic sightseeing of the city!

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