Photo Roundup: These pictures will make you want to jump on a plane and fly to Istanbul

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Istanbul, which is the largest city in Turkey, is one of the most historically rich places on earth. Straddling the Bosphorus strait (which separates Europe from Asia), and formerly known as Constantinople and Byzantium, the city’s riveting story dates back thousands of years.

Yet Istanbul is more than just a historically significant city. It’s also incredibly beautiful, highlighted by amazing architecture and views of the water. Furthermore, it’s also home of some amazingly friendly locals, a vibrant culture, and a thriving food scene (it’s the home of Salt Bae).

Truly, Istanbul is a city that should be on any travellers list.

Need more proof? Check out these recent photos of Istanbul, cultivated from the accounts of some of Instagram’s finest globetrotters.

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As you can see, the historic city of Istanbul is an absolute must-visit for anybody with a case of wanderlust.

A bit more about the city, in case this article piqued your curiosity:

Approximately 12.56 million foreign visitors arrived in Istanbul in 2015, five years after it was named a European Capital of Culture, making the city the world’s fifth most popular tourist destination. The city’s biggest attraction is its historic center, partially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its cultural and entertainment hub can be found across the city’s natural harbor, the Golden Horn, in the Beyoğlu district. Considered a global city,Istanbul has one of the fastest-growing metropolitan economies in the world.

Istanbul has numerous shopping centers, from the historic to the modern. The Grand Bazaar, in operation since 1461, is among the world’s oldest and largest covered markets.

Istanbul is famous for its historic seafood restaurants. Many of the city’s most popular and upscale seafood restaurants line the shores of the Bosphorus.

Istanbul is famous for its nightlife, as well as its historic taverns, a signature characteristic of the city for centuries if not millennia. 

-via Wikipedia.

What are you waiting for? Start plotting your trip to Istanbul today.

This article debuted on WildLives.co on 22/5/2017.

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