Travel Abroad: The Silk Road Leads to Istanbul, Turkey

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Gülhane Park
Translated as “Rosehouse Park” or “House of Flowers”, Gülhane is among the oldest and largest parks in the city. Idyllically located strides away from the Bosphorus Sea and Old City sight Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the park stands adjacent to Topkapi Palace that was once the royal residence of members of the Ottoman Dynasty.

Look out for the charming stone sculptures of squirrels and a little girl holding a basket of greens. Leading out of the park towards the Bosphorus, you’ll pass a military presence complete with uniformed guards.

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