I want to do it all in Istanbul...see the the dancing of whirling dervishes, see the mosques, smoke the nargile with the locals, try all the food I can, drink Turkish coffee and tea, buy as much Turkish delight as I can carry, smell the sweet spices and get lost in the bazaars.
The Blue Mosque in the great city of Istanbul is a popular tourist attraction known for the handmade ceramic blue tiles which adorn its interior. From the outside, it appears perfectly and surprisingly symmetrical with its domes, arches, windows, and minarets (there are 6 total, this photo only shows 4). Inside, it is beautifully decorated with over 20,000 handmade tiles. There are rules that you have to abide by when entering the mosque because it is still used as a place of worship, so remember to take off your shoes and cover your head with a scarf.
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