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Time-travel to the era of Ottoman sultans and harems at Topkapi Palace, with minarets, courtyards, tiled walls and an exquisite cache of jewels.
Communal baths and bracing massages are a way of life here. Try the historic Süleymaniye Hamam, built for Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 1550s.
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Bargain for a rug or ceramics from Iznik at the covered Grand Bazaar. Take your time haggling — between sips of mint tea.
Traveling solo? Follow these safety tips when going places on your own.
Fresh from restoration, the massive Hagia Sophia is a former Greek basilica-turned-mosque and now a museum. See tombs, art, tiles, mosaics and more.
Remember when buying a plane ticket didn't include a bunch of extra airline fees? Follow our tips on avoiding the most ridiculous charges.
Called Blue Mosque for its colorful interior, Sultan Ahmed Mosque still is a place of prayer. Nonworshippers cannot visit during daily prayers.
Don't be overwhelmed by the range of options and prices for airline luggage. This luggage buying guide will help you choose the best baggage for your travel needs.
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