The Blue Mosque, it is said that it’s one of the world’s largest Mosques. And is one of the best and greatest ancient architecture to be considered that is built by Sultan Ahmatt Pasha. It lies a great history in itself. Where this mosque is worth a visit being in Istanbul and getting to know the history is totally breath-taking. The feel and sense of peace in the mosque is totally over-riding. There is some great deal of pictures, must get some with reasonable prices.
Inspirations keep coming when you are at the right place. If you want to be on the heart of everything, Sultan Ahmet District is just the place. It has walking distance to all the beautiful attractions. How beautifully you see and know all the historic conjunction at single place. Avoid taxis here but the metro access is wonderful. Just to walk through the wide street, it leads you to indulge in interesting shops and those aromas of fabulous spices coming to way all over. As far I have been here I haven’t been disappointed. This is one amazing place to take a must-see.
Visiting a place is useless without knowing the masterpieces they possess. Istanbul Archaeological Museum just possesses the right worth of well-organized and well explained miniatures. A very detailed place it is with so many unique pieces that truly define themselves and the great makers. The ottoman collection is worth seeing and on the other hand, amazing collection of Sacrophagai is truly from across the Middle East. The carved srypts and tombs are really very interesting and the collection of stones is amazing.
There is so much more in Istanbul and one could not just see it in single day. There are some amazing private tour guides available too that can tell you more than one can find. All the local guides that have known the place for more than their lives could give you some amazingly new experiences. Being in Istanbul and being a part of Turkish culture one can truly know how beautiful and heart-warming is to be here and feel essence of the place. For more or less places we visit, we share all our experiences so that one could know the facts before been indulged.
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I went to the museum a few months ago while visiting the city and mesmerized by the beauty of it. The entertaining museum brings the city’s past and present together under one roof. Crossing the gate, the walkway followed by in a central courtyard dotted with small wooden fishing boats and traditional dwellings. Behind the heavy carved wooden doors there were displays of instruments and handcrafted weapons. Endearing dioramas demonstrate shopkeepers and craftsmen at work, some of them were enhanced with light effects. Other scenes express life at home, at the mosque, in the desert and the sea. I enjoyed seeing the old Dubai; when it was in its inception stages.
The most interesting display is to watch pearl merchants doing deals, grocery shops, spice stall etc. Dubai was known for its pearl exports until the 1930’s and it is thought to have been established as a fishing village in the early 18th century. The museum reveals the history, cultural heritage and customs of Dubai city as there were models of men and women wearing traditional dress their life style showcase the true sense of Emirati. Various artifacts are there from the Umayyad period.
You also come to know how locals struggled to select areas for settlement and importance of fishing and pearl diving to get food. Local animal species were kept there to show the simple life in a desert and one can understand the reason of growing palm trees in the region, from making houses to being used as fuel. Don’t miss the large well-lit gallery opposite the gift shop with its displays of unearthed artifacts. Surely you will be inspired by it as it’s always been fun when in Dubai.
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Geneva is a Green City with French culture, stunning lake views along with the hillsides. The city of peace also known as home to the European headquarters of UNO. The places that attract tourists are the Giant Fountain and the beautiful Flower Clock. One of the most beautiful lakes on Earth, Lake Geneva, especially if you go to Montreux you will fall in love with the view of gorgeous shinning mountains and scenic homes, all looked like something out of fairy tale. The public boat service is great and always on time. Amazing view of the Montblanc and the surrounding mountains capture your heart. Once you go up it is superb atmosphere above the world, enjoy interesting cable car ride to see Geneva from the top. In short, it is a beautiful area, with stunning views; natural and architecture and lots of shopping though rather pricy.
If you want to explore beautiful old towns, romantic alleys and cozy cafes then Lausanne is the best choice to spend a perfect weekend. It is extremely picturesque. Its home to the international Olympic Committee headquarters and Olympic Museum and Archives as well. Whether by bus or by bike, on foot or on skates, Lausanne allows itself to endless exploration. Attractions are Museum visits, recreational walk in the parks and gardens, a trip to lake, sports and cultural activities and much more to make your visit memorable.
Enjoy an autumn outing to the hiking paradise at the foot of the Matterhorn, Zermatt is a small town famous for skiing and hiking and is a heaven for snow lovers. Nature in the highest mountains in the Alps touches your heart. It is fascinating, and beautiful place to visit. Zermatt is unforgettable. One can enjoy ride on cable car as well. Finery of this city continues throughout the year; whisk skiing in winter and hiking in summer. A trip to Zermatt is a favorite idea for fun and tour.
Tradition and modernity goes side by side with ease in Lucerne as the town has gain a reputation for itself with innovative design. Lucerne is the ideal starting point for many excursions to explore the central Switzerland. A visit up one of Lucerne’s regional mountains, the Pilatus or the Rigi, the queen of mountains, is a must. But a trip up to the stanserhorn and a steamship cruise on Lake Lucerne with its many bends and arms are certainly no less worthy.
Talking about lively city rich in cultural heritage, Zurich is a fabulous place since it boasts more than fifty museums and over hundred art galleries. It feels much more German than the Geneva area with royal blue trams crisscrossing the center against the background of bridges, clock towers and beautifully preserved buildings. Lake Zurich is worth a trip with clean water coming off Swiss mountains. Enjoy the lovely paths and parks beside the lake.
Not to be missed, a must visit attraction with incredible swiss landscapes , Jungfrau region captured my heart. Popular destinations in this region are Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen and Murren. The views are spectacular and it is well worth continuing on the walk to bachalpsee for a picnic lunch. One can get outstanding experience high up in the alps and a great way to sample a classic Swiss hike on the Eiger Trail. Its just like heaven on earth and beautiful waterfalls make you feel brilliant.Read more →