Travel : Turkey Welcome ShawnLiv – Part1
9 Days 7 Nights in Turkey
Turkey (The Republic of Turkey)is a contiguous transcontinental parliamentary republic largely located in Western Asia with the portion of Eastern Thrace in Southeastern Europe.
Day 1 Singapore 9 Dec 2014
Depart at 1230 am by Turkish airline from Changi Airport to Istabul Airport.
Day 2 Istanbul – Canakkale 10 Dec 2014
First visit to Hippodrome of Constantinople, which consists of 3 monumental columns and a fountain. Hippodrome comes from the Greek hippos, horse. During the Ottoman times, horse racing and chariot racing were very popular here. It’s now a city park called the At Meydanı (Horse Grounds) because of its function as mentioned above.
Next, about 5 minutes walk to Blue Mosque. Blue Mosque, also known as Mosque of Sultan Ahmet, which boasts a unique feature of 6 minarets.
The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design. It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I.
Before enter to the Mosque, the visitors have to take off your shoes and put in plastic bags provided at the entrance (Free of Charge). Women have to wear a head covering when entering to Blue Mosque. Generally, it closed to non-worshippers during the five daily prayers.
Next destination, about 6 minutes walk to Hagia Sophia Museum from Blue Mosque.
In brief, Hagia Sophia Museum is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica (church), later a mosque and now as a museum since 1 February 1935. It is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires.
After visited Hagia Sophia Museum proceed to CITADEL Restaurant for lunch.
After lunch, drive along the coast to Canakkale. 2 hours later, stop for a Turkish Coffee break, pizza and a chocolate.
Last, we reach Tusan Hotel in Canakkale .Accordingly, it is a family-run hotel surrounded by a pine forest. As whole, the room was fine, authentic, well-maintained, clean and good connection of WiFi. However, the furniture’s a bit old.
End of Day 2
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