Day 6. 7 April 2010. Amidst morning rain we spent the time by visiting Archaelogy Museums then benchmarking at Kanyon Mall and ending the day with Dinner Cruise over Bosphorus Strait.
Istanbul Archaelogical Museums. This superb museum complex is a gem for travellers to Istanbul. It may not pull out the crowd but itis really worth visited. The complex is easily accessed by walking down the slope from Topkapi or by trudging up the hill fromthe main gate of Gulhane Park.
The complex is divided into three buildings: the Archaelogy Museum, the Museum of the Ancient Orient, and the Tiled Kiosk.
Finished with museums, we trudging up the slope to Hagia Sofia via Topkapi and passing Hagia Irene and Imperial Gate. Now we are at the souteast side of Hagia Sofia, next to fountain of Sultan Ahmet III. Rain was still dripping as we warm our body with hot drink and hot kestane (chest nut).
We headed back to Gulhane (station) via cobbled street just behind walls of Topkapi complex. Here you can see model of Ottoman housing. The 6th president of Turkey was born here, indicated by a placard posted on one of the houses.
We travelled to Kanyon Mall using our favorite mode of transpot: metro. We hopped on tram line Zeytinburnu-Kabatas heading to Kabatas from Gulhane station. We got offt at Kabatas station then transfered to Funicular Kabatas-Taksim. We exited here to transfer to Metro. We hopped on metro line Taksim – 4.Levent (by following direction or footprint sign on the floor) and got off at Levent for Kanyon shopping mall.
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