Kadikoy ... the most famous tourist place in Asian Istanbul

Updated: Aug 17

Kadikoy ... the most famous tourist place in Asian Istanbul

The Kadikoy region in Turkey is considered one of the most famous and oldest tourist attractions in Istanbul, which is located on the Asian side of it and overlooks the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus Strait, where the Kadikoy port connects the European side of Istanbul with the Asian side of it through the Bosphorus Strait, and the port is consider a major center for maritime transport .

The Kadikoy region is the first tourist destination in Asian Istanbul. The Kadikoy region has combined the originality of history and the modernity of the past with its streets and historical buildings, which it is famous with it , in addition to its ancient tourist attractions.

Kadikoy is one of the oldest populated areas where many civilizations have existed on its land , such as the Persians, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Crusaders and the Turks, this is gave it historical and civilizational importance, and although the region is witnessing a lot of urban development, it is still maintains that wonderful image of Istanbul's old city with its narrow cobbled streets.

Kadikoy in Asian Istanbul, contains many tourist, archeological and historical places. The most important of these places are:

Baghdad Street

Baghdad Street is located in Kadi Koy in Istanbul, on the Asian side of it. Baghdad Street is one of the most famous and oldest historical and tourist streets in Asian Istanbul, , where its importance reaches to the Istiklal Street, which is located on the European side of Istanbul.

Baghdad Street in Asian Istanbul, runs along the coast of the Sea of Marmara, where fresh air and charming nature, you can see near the coast benches to sit on it and relax by enjoying with the view of the sea and its clear blue waters.

In ancient times through the era of the Ottoman Empire, the street linked Constantinople with Anatolia, so its dates back to that historical era. The street was named Baghdad Street to celebrate the annexation of Baghdad to the Ottoman Empire.

During that period during the rule of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II, the street residents were of the wealthy class, where the remains of the ancient palaces in the street, which part of it turned into restaurants or stores , were still witnessed of its ancient history.

Umbrella's Street

Umbrella's Street is located in the Kadikoy region in Asian Istanbul, the Umbrella Street is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Istanbul Asian, where it gives its visitors vitality and activity , just through pass it and see the colorful umbrellas that cover it, it was called the Umbrella Street because the merchants in it suspended colored umbrellas to block the sun from its visitors, which gave the street a distinctive and beautiful character.

Heydarpasa station

Haydarpasa station in Kadikoy in Asian Istanbul, is one of the largest and most important railway stations in Turkey, and it was called Haydarpasa to commemorate the Ottoman leader Haider Pasha who was known for his courage and devotion to the Ottoman Empire.

Haydarpasa station was built during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II and was supervised by German architects there is a memorial was built to document Turkish-German relations.

The station is decorated from the inside with colorful windows and decorated with landscapes and tree wreaths. There is also a tower placed on top of it a Baroque clock.

Water Garden Mall

The Water Garden Mall or Water Park is located in Ataşehir area on the Asian side of Istanbul, Water Park Mall is one of the largest and most beautiful malls in Turkey and one of the most beautiful and largest entertainment centers in the world, where there are a lot of entertainment and fun for all family members,

The mall is famous with the largest water pool that contains (Dancing Fountain), which offers performances with beautiful musical tones with water movements and colorful laser lights.

In the water park mall, there are many distinctive and entertaining activities that attract tourists to come to it , and spend entertain time with the family, where there are spaces for children to play dedicated to them and equipped with the most beautiful games in addition to modern games intended for adults such as bowling ball and other recreational games and cinemas.

for the shopping section, there are many international brands and shops in addition to the bazaar to buy the best fresh fruits and vegetables

In the mall there is a street called Al Haneen Street, which is represents of the old streets of Istanbul, where you can enjoy with a tour in it.

The mall also has restaurants and cafes that overlook the dancing fountain where you can sit and enjoy a meal in one of these restaurants or cafes.

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