Grand Bazaar: A Journey To 16. Century
İstanbul is the only place you can enjoy the crowd. Lots of people, from different countries, talking different languages, believing different religions. You can feel harmony, love and synergy.
Grand bazaar is at the historical peninsula, Sultanahmed. Sultanahmed is a place where historical buildings meet. Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Yerebatan and Grand Bazaar. Grand Bazaar is an old and large bazaar, when you enter the large door of Grand Bazaar, you will see spice shops, carpet shops, jewelry, cloth shops.. You will smell the spices of the east, and their colours are wonderful. A spice shop is a good place to take a photographs. Carpets are wonderful, old Persian and Turkish art Works. All the sellers are smiling and calling you to their shops, you can talk to them and learn something from them. You may buy someting, or just walk away.
This is a typical middle eastern bazaar. İt was builded by Fatih Sultan Mehmet Han in 1461. The difference of Grand Bazaar is, its enourmously huge. İt has 4.000 shops, 66 streets, 5 mosques and 24 doors.
You may find places to have a tea or turkish coffee inside, to relax and enjoy the place. Than you can go on walking and get lost in the labyrinth. According to your budget, you can buy a small thing as a present for your relatives, or a very expensive Persian carpet.