Tip 1: yes this is the must-visit site in Istanbul. You cannot miss it if you are visiting istanbul.
Tip 2: mind you, please do not go near the river if you are not a fish lover. There are several fish sandwich boats by the river and they are grilling fish 24/7, the smell of the fishy fish is quite strong.
Tip 3: i personally do not feel that you need to buy a Bosphorous ferry ticket. It is really not that spectacular. But if you are into river cruise or boat cruise, then go for it. There are ferry package like 65 lira for a Bosphorous sight seeing including lunch. We didnt take package because we went to Eyup and had a good look at the river view up on the hill
Tip 4: beware of your belongings because it gets very very packed.
Tip 5: if you are on a budget trip, have your meals settled near the bridge because there are tonnes and tonnes of push cart food sellers.
Tip 6: Yes! Last but not the least, like every reviews said, you have to try the very famous Eminonu fish sandwich that they sold on the boat parked at river bank. And also the infamous pickled drink which was quite refreshing even though it looks disgusting. It tastes very salty but worked very well by flushing the stinky fishy smell in your mouth after you finished the fish sandwich.
Tip 7: yes i will visit this location if i visit istanbul again. It has a very unique culture that no city has, especially the fishing scene.
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