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“Great place, but too many weird men”

Sultanahmet District
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Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia
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Morning Tour of Istanbul Old Town
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Classic Walking Tour of Old Istanbul
Ranked #4 of 1,071 things to do in Istanbul
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Owner description: The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
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“Great place, but too many weird men”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

I love going to this part of town, except for the weird men I encounter along the way. No matter if I go there during the fall, winter, summer or spring, there is usually always a man trying to talk to me, propose or use some weird pick up line on me. I try avoiding this part of town, only for that reason. Aside from that, it's a great place to hang out with people and a fun place to be.

Visited April 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Spend more than a day here.... much to see and enjoy”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

I love the ancient mixed with the modern. This district has the majority of tourist attractions in Istanbul. Take it all in, and relax at a hammam when you need it most.

Visited December 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Overpriced, Touristy”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Historical old town area so lots of history but the prices of things is so inflated and the businesses harass you as you walk around. I used my headphones to get some peace.

Visited December 2012
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Bucharest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Everything happens here”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

need to look no further: the big bazaar, the best restaurants, the best city highlights are here. No need to use public transport cause everything is within a walking distance.

Visited August 2012
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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Delightful”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Sultanahmet is, like the whole of Istanbul, full of the most beautiful historic sites - surrounded by thousands of little restaurants and shops - and off course, right by the Spice and Grand Bazaars. Cannot skip this place.

Visited December 2012
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