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    Kapali Carsi , Istanbul
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    Wander the multitude of shops, feast your eyes on the colorful array of offerings, and haggle for traditional Turkish goods at Kapali Carsi,
    Tours from $38
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    Mısır Çarşısı , Istanbul
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    Stroll the aisles of Mısır Çarşısı to experience the smells, sounds, and tastes of Turkey. The large covered market is second only to the Gra
    Tours from $23
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    Jennifer's Hamam , Istanbul
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    Jennifer's Hamam remains dedicated to saving the wonderful art of weaving and creating items of the highest standards possible. So, treat you
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    Arasta Bazaar , Istanbul
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    A genuine Turkish experience in and of itself, Arasta Bazaar sits right in the city's historical center. Adjacent to the Blue Mosque, the baz
    Tours from $40
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    Shop for everything from designer clothing to housewares, watch a movie at the cinema, go bowling, or ride a roller coaster at Istanbul Cevah
    Tours from $1
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    Where to stay in Istanbul

    The bustling downtown core of old Istanbul is the popular choice among tourists wanting a short walking distance to the city's biggest attractions. Here you'll find hostel-style accommodations and reasonably priced and traditionally decorated hotels, as well as bed and breakfasts and inns with views overlooking the sea. Though often the most affordable, accommodations in the old city can be very overrun with tourists and street solicitors. If you seek a more relaxed stay, consider lodging near Taksim Square. This new, trendy neighborhood is a short 15-20 minute ride from the old city, but puts you closer to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Though the newer area of the city is a bit more upscale, you'll also find moderately priced hotels and some hostels. Look for luxury hotels in the western suburbs close to the airport, overlooking the banks of Bosphorus.
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