02-08-2021 - Tips & Guides

How to Have a Fun Time in Istanbul

Any city appears to be one-of-a-kind, but visiting Istanbul is truly exceptional. After all, there is no other city on the planet that crosses two continents. Istanbul is spread out over seven hills and is divided by the Bosphorus Strait, with Europe on one side and Asia on the other, and that's just the start for having fun time in Istanbul!

There are many reasons to visit Istanbul, but we believe that this city has it all: Europe and Asia, old and modern, upscale and authentic, Christian and Muslim. The way all blends together in one exquisite masterpiece is beautifully charming and mesmerizing. If you ever find yourself in this magical city, you'll quickly discover that there's never a dull moment here. Choosing how to spend your time would be the most difficult part. 

From the must-do events that headline all guidebooks to the lesser-known city mysteries, we've compiled a list of some of our favorite fun and inexpensive stuff to do in Istanbul.

Museum of Illusions

A perfectly performed deception is almost always interesting, regardless of who you are or how old you are. We suggest visiting the Museum of Illusions Istanbul if you want to experience some of the most mind-blowing illusions in person. It's a perfect place to hang out with friends and family, as well as to have a one-of-a-kind museum experience.

Museum of Illusions transports you to an amazing universe of illusions that can deceive your mind and five senses. The illusions in this museum will not only astound you, but you will also discover how they function and why you perceive them the way you do. 

For example, if you have two identical humans, the Beuchet Chair illusion will make it seem as if there is a giant on one corner and a dwarf on the other. To the audience, it seems to be an average room, but as someone walks back and forth in the back of the room, you can see them rise or diminish before your eyes. Travel Istanbul to see this beautiful museum and blow your brains out!

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Sea Life Aquarium Istanbul

Sea Life Istanbul, among the many tourist attractions in Istanbul, may be one of the most interesting places to visit. It is the world's fifth-largest aquarium, and it attracts visitors of all ages, regardless of their interest in marine life. If you want to see the Marine Life Centre Istanbul Aquarium, which has a variety of fascinating sea creatures and viewing areas, keep reading to learn what you need to know before your visit in Istanbul.

Jungle Park

The Jungle Park is the place to go if you want to have some fun in Istanbul. This park, which spans 5,000 square meters, is home to over 400 animals representing 100 different species, some of which are on the brink of extinction. Not just that, but the Istanbul Tema Park Jungle offers monthly nature and park trainings, birthday parties, a gift shop, and more for you and your children when you visit Istanbul. The animals you'll see on your visit to Jungle Park are what make it interesting and entertaining. There are over 400 animals of over 100 different species, some of which are endangered. Jungle Istanbul maintains dialogue with both domestic and international organizations to learn what they can do to protect and save these species' futures.

Are Istanbul Tourist Pass Attractions Covid-Safe?

Indeed, they are! We, as well as the museums, take precautions very seriously. Istanbul is a low-risk travel destination in comparison to other countries, and travel experts take safety measures very seriously. Social distance is maintained during museum visits, and masks are required at all times. The number of guests is limited at any given time. In addition, since the Istanbul Tourist Pass is fully wireless, there is less chance of transmission when registering or visiting Istanbul's museums and palaces, such as Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, because you do not need to contact or touch anywhere other than your own phone to show your tickets in the entry.

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