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“Great Evening Light Show!”

The Bosphorus Bridge
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Full Day Tour in Sultanahmet and Bosphorus Cruise from Ortakoy dock
Ranked #27 of 1,044 things to do in Istanbul
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“Great Evening Light Show!”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

We really enjoyed the evening light shows during our recent visit!
Look for it during an evening cruise or during dinner at a waterside restaurant!

Visited September 2012
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“Architectural Masterpiece, but avoid the rush hours & traffic!”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

First of all, I never thought I would feel the urge to write about the Bosphorus Bridge which I cross about 10 times a week on average. Still, I wanted to add my review from the perspective of an 'Istanbullu' (Istanbuler) who enjoys the view from the Bosporus Bridge, and suffers its rush hour traffic (7am to 10 am, as well as 4pm to 9pm on weekdays) quite frequently.

Therefore, I would strongly advise to schedule the crossing of the Bosphorus Bridge during midday or early afternoon during weekdays, since it is quite likely that the traffic jam would be more bearable during these periods.

Apart from the traffic awaiting you, I agree with most TA reviewers that the Bosphorus Bridge is an architectural gem of Istanbul, and one of the musts of every Istanbul visitor.

In case you want to cross the bridge with a rental car, make sure that you have either a KGS card, or OGS device in order to pay the bridge toll. Since 2009, the bridge toll cannot be paid in cash, and most Turkish drivers have little tolerance for those drivers who are unaware of this fact.

Visited September 2012
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“an amazing bridge”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

It is an amazing structure linking asia with europe over the bosphorus. We passed under it both ways on a boat trip and thought it was a tremendous piece of engineering.

Visited June 2012
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

You can't see this view at anywhere, ıts blong to Istanbul.. You will fall in love with bosphorus.. There is thousands view on bosphorus sea side, at hills and sea side..

Visited August 2012
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

It connects Europe and Asia, and especially at nights it is beautiful to look at. I recommend Bosphorus trips at night/evening when all its lights are on to be able to appreciate its full beauty.

Visited September 2011
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