The Bosporus Strait, which divides Istanbul in two, is also known as the Strait of Istanbul. It connects the Black Sea in the north to the Marmara and Mediterranean Sea in the south, splitting Turkey into a European side and an Asian side. Both sides are famous historical districts in Istanbul. A common way to enjoy the Bosporus is by tour cruise. Sailing down the Bosphorous offers a great view of scenic spots on each side of the strait accompanied by the beauty of the water itself, especially at sunset when the scenery becomes particularly mesmerizing.
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Istanbul's lifeline: boat tour Bosphorus detailed
Bosphorus, then a mouthwash name, but people who have visited here, but always keep it in mind, and With a mouthful of words, I will come back next time. It is like a witness in a wedding hall, witnessing the perfect combination of Europe and Asia. Witnessed their historical changes and witnessed their soft extradition of tradition and modernity.
The Turks have said that they have not been to Turkey since they have been to Istanbul. I have not seen Istanbul since I have not seen the beauty of the Bosphorus. On the strait, the last second I saw the luxurious and luxurious palace, which was attracted by the traditional huts listed as World Heritage in the last second. The people in the last minute were still in Europe, and the next minute came. Asia is leisurely.
Why choose the Bosphorus? The
Bosphorus is 30 kilometers long and is a natural strait formed by the millennium crustal movement. It is the only way to enter the Black Sea, and it is also the dividing line between Eurasia, making Istanbul the only city across Eurasia.
The best way to travel the strait:
In addition to its special location, it is also a place for people to entertain. The best way to swim the strait is to take a cruise. Regular cruise tickets are also very cheap, ranging from 12 to 15 lire, starting at the pier, and the journey takes about 1.5 hours. From the pier to the direction of the Black Sea, walking along the shores of the coast, the deep blue waters rise and fall, the size of the boat either parked or shuttled. With the flight of seagulls, the palaces, mosques, villas of the rich, and fishermen who are leisurely fishing can also cross the two Eurasian bridges to see the city.
Break into the carriage island - Prince Island
a villa is covered with a cluster of bougainvillea and oleander, the road can be seen everywhere The stray cat, two people stop and go, feel the quiet holiday time on Prince Island.
The Prince Island is called Prince Island because it used to be the place where the princes were exiled during the Byzantine period. Now it is the place where the rich live. There are three ways to visit the island: riding a carriage, cycling, walking, sitting Carriage, riding a carriage is the most convenient and labor-saving way, the price of a carriage is 50 lire, the whole journey is 40 minutes.
Istanbul, Turkey has historically been the target of competition among nations. Cultural integration and changes are also frequent. One of the reasons is that it has an excellent geographical location.
The Bosphorus in Istanbul is a narrow waterway that communicates between the Black Sea and the Maramal Sea. Who controls this strait is equivalent to controlling the economic lifeline of countries along the Black Sea, while controlling foreign cargo entering the Black Sea coast. The
Bosphorus is also the dividing line between the European part of Istanbul and the Asian part. The bridge is connected by a bridge. Pedestrians can travel to and from the two sides by self-driving, taxiing, taking a tram, taking a boat or walking. One water sees two continents and one bridge sees two continents becoming one of the most unique landscapes of Turkey and even the entire Eurasian continent.
Every day, many fishing enthusiasts are fishing on the Galata Bridge connecting the two continents. This bridge is also a famous viewing bridge. There is a sightseeing platform at the bottom of the bridge to make it easy for visitors to take pictures.
The west side of the Bosphorus is the historic city of Istanbul, with more cultural monuments than the modern urban areas of Asia. Ruins such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Pasar, and Groundwater Palace have a long history.
A large number of tourists take pictures and punch cards on the viewing platform under the Galata Bridge every day. The Galata Tower in Asia and the mosques in Europe are the main framing background.
The ancient buildings, the slowly moving passenger ships, the modern bridges, the blue waters, and the blue sky without impurities make up the most beautiful paintings.
In general, the Shangri-La Hotel has a Chi SPA. At the Shangri-La Hotel, Bosphorus, Istanbul, in addition to the traditional spa, there is also a special experience for the Turkish bath, also known by the locals as Haman Hammam..
I was led to a room with a large stone bed. I put on a cloth apron and stretched my legs on the belly stone. This is the first time I experienced a Turkish bath, so I also Record the whole process with interest.
The bath starts from the back and then the front, then washes and shampoos.
1. The masseur is pouring it all over my body with the hot water in the sink, then rubbing it with my hands with a towel glove, a bit like our domestic helping bath; repeated twice, the body dirt is Pick it up and rinse with water.
2. Use a brush with a foam made of scented body lotion, mint, etc., gently apply to the whole body before applying a full body massage. This process is the most comfortable, and it is said that these foams not only have a clean function, but also anti-inflammatory and pain relief.
3. Rinse the entire body of the bubble, the masseur will use the body membrane made of milk and honey to smear and massage one side to fully nourish the body. Wash your face and wash your face, then sit up and wash your hair.
The last step is to get you up and rinse your body with hot, warm and cold water to shrink pores and firm skin.
In this way, after more than an hour, the Turkish bath is over, and then I feel the blood is smooth and the whole body is refreshing!
In this wonderfully surrounded Istanbul, the ferry was once the main means of transportation for people, so taking a boat trip to the Bosphorus is a great pleasure.
Visitors usually board the ship at the Hilkeki Pier. The cruise ship is first driven by the European region. After returning to the second Eurasian Sea-crossing Bridge, the return journey is based on the Asian region. The whole process takes about one and a half hours. When you are driving in the strait, you can enjoy the scenery on both sides of the strait and carefully appreciate the wonders of this famous city.
When the cruise ship came out of the port, there were endless seagulls flying towards us. They are flying under the blue sky and following our ships on the sea. Because they know, we will definitely give them delicious food. The
Bosphorus Bridge was built in 1973 and is the largest suspension bridge in Europe and the fourth largest suspension bridge in the world. There are 6 cars in parallel on the bridge, and 100,000 vehicles pass through the bridge every day. In the middle of the bridge, a white line is drawn conspicuously. This is the symbol of the boundary between Europe and Asia.
It can be seen in the distance. The Rumeli Fortress and the Anadolu Fortress are across the strait, just like the guardians of Istanbul. Above the two forts is the second Eurasian sea-crossing bridge "Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge". The cruise ship then turned around and then returned along the Asian region.