Turkish carpets (kilim): what is it and how to buy the perfect rug

Turkish carpets in Istanbul

Most of the tourist who visited Turkey heard about famous turkish rugs — kilim. What is it?Kilim is a flat-woven rug (carpet) which can be used as part of home accessories, used as a floor or sofa covering. Kilim has an old history and rugs of every region, where they were made, have an unique ornament and motif. Turkish carpets

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Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı): shopping and history at one place

Grand Bazaar Istanbul

Grand Bazaar is one of the biggest markets in the world. Located in old historical district of Istanbul — Beyazit, Kapalıçarşı was one of the most important places and mechanism in Ottoman Empire. It was a considerable part of economy and daily life in Ottoman times. The construction of Kapalıçarşı started in 1455-56 as a bedesten which was named as

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TOP -15 shopping places in Istanbul: best shopping malls and areas

Best shopping malls in Istanbul

Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city and a paradise for shopaholics. You can go shopping in Istanbul literally all day, without getting tired, and never cease to be amazed at the variety of supermarkets, pavilions, boutiques offering products for all occasions. Istanbul is a city of contrasts. On shelves of shops there, both products of world-famous brands and products of local

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