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Sultan Ahmed Mosque
4.5/5
1,119 Reviews
Mosque
Situated on the bank of the Bosphorus Strait is one of Istanbul's landmarks, Sultan Ahmed Mosque. It features a magnificent and eye-catching, enormous round dome. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also called the Blue Mosque, was built under the rule of Sultan Ahmed during the Ottoman Empire. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque derives its name from the more than 20,000 blue ceramic tiles used to decorate its interior. These exquisite blue ceramic tiles are one of the mosque's highlights. The tiles are engraved with rich patterns and Arabic inscriptions, which are the perfect embodiment of the unique features of Islamic art.
Hagia Sophia Museum
4.6/5
1,008 Reviews
Church
The Hagia Sophia Museum was originally an Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the Byzantine Empire. Its construction began in 537 AD at the beginning of the Middle Ages and then converted into a mosque during occupation by the Ottoman Empire. It has now been secularized and converted into Turkey’s most visited museum, with preserved murals covering the plaster walls. Most have been restored to resemble their original appearance. The building is a true spectacle featuring the overlap of Christianity and Islam, and is a very special site well worth visiting.
The Basilica Cistern
4.5/5
548 Reviews
Historical Site
The Basilica Cistern is located next to the Hagia Sophia Museum and was built under the orders of Byzantine Emperor Justinian. It has a capacity of 80,000 cubic meters of water, served as an underground reservoir used by the Byzantine and Ottoman Palaces and is still in use today. The Basilica Cistern is now a famous tourist attraction due to its historic importance and architectural beauty. In the dim light of the Basilica Cistern, thick Corinthian stone pillars support massive brick vaults engraved with exquisite reliefs. Sometimes you can even find fish swimming about. Because of the unique air of mystery here, it has served as a filming site for both the James Bond installment, “Skyfall”, and Jackie Chan’s “Secret City”.
Dolmabahce Palace
4.6/5
286 Reviews
Palace
Istanbul 34357, Turkey

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Angeline Yang   
This year net red swing waterfall Ubud area suddenly fire up, but now too many people line up at least an hour or more, I'm sorry your own precious time to travel abroad, then this is the place to be recommended to you. The club is also located in Ubud jungle, location, departure by car from the center of Ubud is only ten minutes, an hour's drive from Kuta even, the same swing, there are waterfalls, infinity pool and have the nest! Here's swimming pool or a double, and when I went to it three or four foreigners inside the bubble, swimming pools located throughout the club's height, so you can lie by the pool do enjoy the forest and streams landscape. Not far from the viewing platform, called a coconut drinking to look beautiful. From the bottom of the scenic waterfall spot about 200 feet above the river, the deepest circle is taboo, people a little more, it is recommended to take pictures at the poolside of the cliff, the same can be photographed waterfalls, remember with a right swimsuit oh. Nest has two, one in the bamboo forest. The other one is hanging on trees. They do not have to line up, shoot. There is three swing cliff. The staff will help you to make safety measures, after flying out at the foot of spectacular waterfalls, jungle behind, according to fairy can shoot up, halter dress with a big skirt fluttering will be more beautiful. Can book a day trip, not Bali swing on Trip Oh, the name is Dtukad Club. There will be a shuttle bus, very convenient. Own car, then you can address is Desa Wisata Blangsinga, Saba, Blahbatuh, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali.
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