Photographer's Note

In many ways this is becoming the compact version of Grand Bazaar. Some of the spice vendors are replaced by craft or souvenier stores of almost all sorts one gets to see in Grand Bazaar.

It gets overcrowded on a saturday , though early morning will still be allright. On any day early morning visits to the bazaars will be a better option; will be less crowded, vendors will be fresh and not cranky.

Do not miss to see the courtyard of the neighboring New Mosque , one of the most impressive courtyards of an Ottoman mosque, even more charming then the Blue Mosque’s courtyard. But do get dressed accordingly; shorts or exposed sholders upset the worshippers, and it is not proper.

On the outside along the walls of this bazaar is the pet market on one side, cheese, fish and vegy market is on the other side. Short walk is Hamdi Restaurant where a pistachio Kebab ( is like 13$ or so to give you an idea ) will be a treat for yourself, as well as one of the best baklava and şöbiyet in Istanbul.

Enjoy Your visit!
Oguz Kosebalaban (*)

(*) Oguz Kosebalaban is a professional tour guide leading tours in Istanbul and rest of Turkey alike.

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  • Copyright: Oguz Kosebalaban (mristanblue) (10)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-10-10
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2009-11-09 13:15
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