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10 Incredible Attractions Every Traveller Has To Visit In Istanbul
Turkey is a country that I’ve always heard much about, ever since I was a little girl but I never really had the chance to explore—until a few years ago. The idea of Turkey is on the minds of many; it’s mysterious in a sense that the country is one of the most developed and modern Muslim countries yet it is still rich in history and culture. But what makes a country so interesting to visit is not just the contemporary, commercial aspect that it has to offer to tourists, but more importantly, its past—and how the country came to be. Credit: Giphy 1. Hagia Sophia Hagia Sophia (or more commonly pronounced as Aya Sofya) is one of the most famous places to visit in Istanbul, and for a good reason. Turkey was known for a country that was at first, ruled by the Byzantine Empire but was later conquered by the Ottoman Empire, under the influence of Mehmed the Conqueror. Even though the Ottoman Empire conquered Constantinople (current Istanbul), the leaders preserved many of the religious and cultural buildings, especially churches, making Hagia Sophia one of them. Credit: Jorge Láscar on Flickr The Hagia Sophia was first referred to
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