6 Apr 2010, 7:20pm
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Turkey – Istanbul Part 2

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!

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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!

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The first sight we saw was this pretty courtyard.

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The first room we went to was gold plated!

Oh-my-gosh.

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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.

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By the way… we haven’t even stepped into the inner courts of the palace. Can you imagine the grandeur inside?

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A friendly guard stands in front of the entrance to the inner court.

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Inside the inner courts, we found the library.

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And this building (I can’t remember what it was)…

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And pretty flowers…

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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…

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Love the colour and the design. True blue effort.

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I believe this looked prettier in its glorious past. I imagine little fishes swimming about.

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Living here is definitely royal treatment.

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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… =)

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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!

Great Palace, for more visit; http://www.best-of-istanbul.com/istanbul.html

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