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DK Eyewitness trip consultant: Istanbul will lead you directly to the easiest points of interest this urban has to provide. This absolutely up-to-date guidebook comprises 3D cutaway illustrations, flooring plans, and reconstructions of Istanbul's lovely structure, plus maps of the foremost districts to discover taking walks. there is even a chart exhibiting the strolling distances among significant attractions.

DK Eyewitness commute consultant: Istanbul covers this city's unforgettable points of interest extensive and springs entire with a pull-out urban map that in actual fact marks the attractions from the guidebook. The map has unique highway perspectives of all of the key parts, transportation maps, info on the way to get round the urban, and an easy-to-use highway index.

In this consultant, you are going to additionally locate certain listings of the easiest motels, eating places, bars, and outlets for all budgets, plus insider pointers on every little thing from the place to discover the easiest markets and nightspots to nice points of interest for kids. With thousands of images, illustrations, and maps, DK Eyewitness trip advisor: Istanbul indicates you what others in basic terms inform you.

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