On day two of our stay in Istanbul, we explored Istanbul’s most famous palace – Tokapi Palace. This place once hosted state banquets and royal entertainment. It is not difficult to figure out why…
This place is glittering with gold all over the place!
It is not difficult to reach this palace. You can reach it by taking a street car, but you have to walk up a steep slope to reach the entrance of the palace. After exploring countless of ruins and sites, I was definitely not keen on climbing up this slope.
But the sight of Tokapi palace sure made up for the efforts.
Yay we finally reached the entrance!
The first sight we saw was this pretty courtyard.
The first room we went to was gold plated!
Okay, maybe not the entire room… But this was glitzy enough to make me go wow.
Check out the intricate details of the door frame.
By the way… we haven’t even stepped into the inner courts of the palace. Can you imagine the grandeur inside?
A friendly guard stands in front of the entrance to the inner court.
Inside the inner courts, we found the library.
And this building (I can’t remember what it was)…
And pretty flowers…
I know you are probably wondering when I would stop raving about Tokapi Palace… But I am genuinely amazed. So here are more pictures… Lol. Check out the details of the tiled wall…
Love the colour and the design. True blue effort.
I believe this looked prettier in its glorious past. I imagine little fishes swimming about.
Living here is definitely royal treatment.
I realise I have a gazillion more photos on Tokapi Palace. But it is grossly disproportionate to the other parts of the trip… So I shall end my Tokapi Palace visit with this one last photo… =)
I can forgo having a chandelier in my bedroom, but if only my room was even half the size of this…
Up next, Turkey day 3!