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“Sultanahmet” 5 of 5 stars
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Sultanahmet District
Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #4 of 642 attractions in Istanbul
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Sultanahmet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Very enjoyable. Had lots of fun. it is the heart of istanbul and the original city. Contains all the important sightseeings nearby.

Visited November 2012
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“Too many touts”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Istanbul has a load of great historical sites and wonderful mosques to see, however the locals are aware of this and even off peak in December, the Hippodrome was full of touts trying to sell books, beads, etc, And if you say "No" to one tout the others dont get the message and will try and sell their books to you. Also watch out for Taxi drivers on the make with fake 50TL notes and literally taking the tourist route, ask the Four Seasons (or other good hotel) to call a Taxi and those drivers seem trustworthy. Also watch out for fake tourists/locals who will ask you take their picture and then offer to treat you to some Turkish Tea as they will try and take you to a leather, carpet shops or a fish restaurant. Great sights but Istanbul police need crack down on these touts.

Visited December 2012
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“strolling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

just let yourself stroll around and enjoy the streets, a visit to a coffe shop and dont miss the sweets!

Visited December 2012
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“Tourist traps”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Simply stay away from all restaurants of Sulthanahmet...
If you've been ripped off, don't hesitate to go to the nearest tourist police station (next to the tourism office in Sulthanahmet) & complain... The Police is very friendly.

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“A Lovely place full of History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Every corner awaits you woth a surprise bigger than the last one! Is another world. We love the food, the scenic views and most of all the people. Do not allow vendors to spoil your time just keep walking and politely but firmly say NO haw many times you need to say it!

Visited November 2012
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