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Istanbul: A melting pot of history and culture

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Istanbul is a city with many distinctions, perhaps the most famous being that it straddles two continents. There are lots of other interesting facts about this city that sits on both Asia and Europe. Istanbul, for example, changed hands between empires, acting at different times as the seat of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman rule. Over the years peoples of diverse cultures and religions have poured into the city thus making it one of the world’s foremost cultural crucibles. Throughout history Istanbul has also served as a major political and commercial hub and continues to do so today.

Istanbul attracts hordes of visitors each year who come to see its splendor and immerse themselves in its rich history. There are numerous sites that are very popular with tourists on Istanbul tours such as The Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, the Spice Bazaar, the Bosporus, to mention but a few.

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