Istanbul - Topkapi Palace & Grand Bazaar


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The Topkapı Palace (TurkishTopkapı Sarayı)[1] or in Ottoman Turkish: طوپقپو سرايى, usually spelled "Topkapi" in English) is a palace in IstanbulTurkey, which was the official and primary residence in the city of the Ottoman Sultans, from 1465 to 1853.

The palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments and is a major tourist attraction today. The name directly translates as "Cannon gate Palace", from the palace being named after a nearby, now destroyed, gate.



Initial construction started in 1459, ordered by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Byzantine Constantinople. The palace is a complex made up of four main courtyards and many smaller buildings. At the height of its existence as a royal residence, the palace was home to as many as 4,000 people, formerly covering a larger area with a long shoreline. The complex has been expanded over the centuries, with many renovations such as after the 1509 earthquake and 1665 fire.


- harem.. -

Topkapı Palace gradually lost its importance at the end of the 17th century, as the Sultans preferred to spend more time in their new palaces along the Bosporus. In 1853, Sultan Abdül Mecid I decided to move the court to the newly built Dolmabahçe Palace, the first European-style palace in the city. Some functions, such as the imperial treasury, the library, mosque and mint, were retained though. baca lagi.. tq cik wiki.. :D


6 may 09


- hari kedua breakfast.. -

mcm biasa la awal pagi bfast..b4 ni mkn kat dalam je sebab sejuk sket.. suhu around 13 degree leni..ada matahari so taklah sejuk sgt.. makan kat terrase hotel.. mmg sgt cantik..view direct to hagia sophia & blue mosque..


- breakfast ok.. walaupun tak byk pilihan..;D -

kendian siap2 keluar ke topkapi palace.. bayaran masuk sbyk tl 22..

- pintu masuk topkapi palace -

sangat ramai org sbb time ni ada gerombolan pemain2 basketball drp byk negara.. ada pertandingan kot.. then.. mmg jem la pintu masuk. duh3... tapi x pe.. x la lama sgt stuck kt pintu masuk tu.. tapi cam bengang sket la..kite duk tercegat sorang2 kat ctu..jaga lambat bg masuk..rupenye mesen dier stuck!!.. huhuhu





actually topkapi palace ni ada byk bahagian/ court.. bahagian satu lagi harem , kn byr 15tl utk masuk..yg ni en huby je masuk tapi last skali.. b4 tu duk explore sume tpt dalam topkapi palace ni..  yang harem dlm 30 minit je abe masuk.. tupun da kena halau sebab masa da time..hohoho.. tapi tak jalan2 kat harem tu pun ok.. sebab luas gak la kawasan yang bukan harem ni..heee.. mokcik pun da kepenatan hampir seharian berjalan... kekanak ni apatah lagi...






- jam matahari -

byk tinggalan sejarah islam yang boleh di lihat kat dalam ni.. sangat menarik & menakjubkan.. berjenis2 sword khalifah yang ada.. tapak kaki rasulullah saw, rangka tangan.. sultan2 khalifah islam.. permata2 ..emas dan macam2 lagi.. ala2 muzium gitu.. dlm muzium takleh amik gamba.. so..xde la gamba dlm2 ni.. hohoho...


- seni2 yang menarik.. bahagian luar bangunan..-

bahagian yang paling hujung adalah bahagian yang sangat cantik.. (bagi diri sendirila).. sebab suka sangat tengok pemandangan lautan yang sangat cantik... tak jemu mata memandang.. 


- berlatarbelakangkan lautan bophorus.. -




- background tu asia side..kite duk kat europe side.. -

em.. topkapi ni luas sgt.. sebelah dia lautan bophorus..boleh jugak nampak golden horn daripada sini.. sila lihat map kalau nak tau lebih jelas..;p, memang cantik sangat.. kalau yang bawa stroller ni mcm x bp bagus sgt sbb bile masuk dlm muzium td tu cam byk benda yang tak dibenarkan masuk..cth cam stroller.. so.. kalau bawa baby carrier pun lagi better la kot.. tangga pun byk jugak.. tp kalau still nk pakai stroller pun ok gak sbb ada la jugak tpt yang stroller leh lalu & kemudahan utk yang naik kerusi roda pun ade..cuma mcm tak friendly sangatlah lah..


- seni -


- golden horn & galata tower..-



masuk td dlm jam 11 pg & keluar drp tempat ni dlm jam 4 pm..dkt kul 5 jugak la sbb tpt ni da nk tutup.. kitaorang biaselah.. tpt nk tutup bru tingat nk kuar.. he he he.. jgn lupa bwk bekalan makanan utk anak2.. kalau nk save bajet.. tp dlm ni ade cafe n restoren gak.. boleh la jamu selera ngan makanan turkish berviewkan lautan bophorus yang cantik tu.. kiter tumpang toilet je kat sini.. beratur ke toilet tu.. mak aiii.. mengalahkan train ketapi ...huuhu


- dalam harem.. -

kendian.. lps keluar kami balik ke hotel, tak jauh sgt topkapi ngan hotel ni.. so sambil2 bersihkan diri.. berehat kejap.. solat.. & kendian naik tram lagi ke grand bazar.. dlm kul 6 gitu bru sampai ke sana.. naik tram dlm 10 minit je..silap time la dtg ni sebab hari dah nak malam.. kedai pun da nak tutup.. dorang tutup kedai around 730-8mlm.. dah kemas2..so tak byk la kaki leh sampai.. tp sib baik gakla sebab taklah kering sgt poket tuu..banyak hikmahnyaa...hehehe...


- suasana  Grand Bazaar, Istanbul.. -



The Grand Bazaar (or Covered BazaarTurkishKapalıçarşı ("Covered Bazaar")) in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world with more than 58 streets, over 1,200 shops, and has between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. It is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops. Many of the stalls in the bazaar are grouped by type of goods, with special areas for leather coats, gold jewelry and the like. The bazaar contains two bedestens (domed masonry structures built for storage and safe keeping), the first of which was constructed between 1455 and 1461 by the order of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. The bazaar was vastly enlarged in the 16th century, during the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, and in 1894 underwent a major restoration following an earthquake.



The Grand Bazaar has four main gates situated at the ends of its two major streets which intersect near the southwestern corner of the bazaar. One street combines the Bayezid II Mosque and Bayezid Square with Nuruosmaniye Mosque.

baca lagi & lagi.. lagi... kat sini... :D


- mari beli.. mari beli..huhuhu-


- kawan baru kenal.. mai drp mesia.. sangat peramah orangnya..:D -

lepas penat berjalan2.. sume kedai da tutup.. dlm kul 8 ke 9 malam gitu.. perut pun terus di isi.. makan seafood kat bawah ni.. emmm lama da x makan seafood.. g tempat murah je berhampiran ngan grand bazaar tu... jimat duit.. hehehe...



- seafood aje... -

then malamnye g jalan2 amik view mlm di blue mosque & hagia sophia.. cantik.. tp sejuk.. kejap je kat luar sbb sian ngan kekanak3 ni..pas amik gamba etc.. kite pun baliks la ke hotel.. then zzz.....:D


5 Responses to “Istanbul - Topkapi Palace & Grand Bazaar”

  1. Ish mst best kan grand bazaar tu cik iu...aduii rambang mata cik izu dcni ni...heehehe blum lg u all y g tgk dpnmata ye tak..:D

    Nway, bagusla u all..klu hubbyku tadenyer nk msuk muzium2 ke apa..dia x mnt..cuma bgambo je la mnt..kui kui kui..nway cantik2 seni bina bgnn dia kn! so islamic! sukaa!;)

  2. Zuri@ni says:

    Best la jalan2 kt Turki nie :D haiii...bila la nak pi, hehehe

  3. iu @ wid says:

    zue,

    meh laa... ajak abe mai sini.. nginep.. ehehehe...

    izu,

    tula izu.. sib baik g time da nk tutup.. kalau x lagi tak npk org kt depan tu.. duk tgok brg2 yang bersilau3 tu aje..hehehehe..

    kiteorg pun x minat sgt msuk muzium.. tp kalau yang melibatkan sejarah2 islam n seni2 islam.. mmg suka nak tengok.. sronok jugakkk..seni tuuu.. cantik sgt...

    bile plan nk mai europe lagi izu...?????

    mn la tau ngah plan phd ke..hehehe

  4. zueyie says:

    zue sgtlah suka baca cite2 org p travel pun..sebab leh tahu tempat org..nk pi ntah kan bila..klau byk duit, mau nk keliling dunia..hehehe..:D

  5. iu @ wid says:

    zue..

    kite pun suka baca blog travel org len.. mana tau de rezeki g tpt tu.. leh jadikan panduan.. menghayati pengalaman...

    pehtu suke tulis kt blog sbb nt mcm diari.. leh bc bila2 suke.. besh gituuu..bile tua2 nt and anak2 da besar msti syahdu bc pengalaman muda remaja dulu... hihihihi..

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