Is there a place in the world where you can be in two different places at the same time?

You can do that in Istanbul.

National Geographic Travel explains this city in Turkey is located in two continents – Europe and Asia.

Istanbul is also a city where east meets west making it the fifth most popular tourist destination.

But Istanbul’s biggest attraction hands down is its historic center listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you’ll find mosques, churches and synagogues standing side by side.

Istanbul is also one of the fastest growing metropolitan economies in the world with its many infrastructure and complex transportation network.

You’ll also find one of the largest and oldest covered bazaars in the world in Istanbul. The Grand Bazaar in the Beyazit district has over 3,000 stalls and shops.

No wonder Istanbul is the fourth most populous city in the world!

Discover Istanbul, an irresistible city where east meets west, through its mosques, bazaars, and incredible museums.

Posted by National Geographic Travel on Wednesday, December 26, 2018

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