Attractions of the Asia Side of Istanbul

The #Bosphorus strait splits the city in two Europe and Asia. All the main attractions in Istanbul are in Europe side Istanbul (#BlueMosque, #GrandBazaar etc.) but the Asian side of Istanbul in fact contains a large number of attractions that are well worth your time.

Kadikoy and Uskudar are the main transport hubs of this part of the city. From both, it is possible to find a direct bus or minibus line to almost anywhere in Asian Istanbul, and also to a lot of places in the European Side.

What to see in Asia Side of Istanbul

Bağdat Caddesi ( Avenue ), the road that the Ottoman army once used while leaving Istanbul has now become one of the most popular shopping and entertainment center.

Beylerbeyi Palace, it was thought to serve as a summer residence of Ottoman sultans and a state guest house to entertain the foreign heads of state and sovereigns and it was constructed on demand of the sultan of the period. Beylerbeyi meaning "Lord of Lords", is located in the Beylerbeyi neighbourhood of Üsküdar district in Asia Side of Istanbul.

Camlica Hill, it is one of the highest hills of the city, located on the Asian side, from where you can have a great panorama over the city and the Bosphorus.

#MaidensTower, (Turkish: Kız Kulesi), also known as Leander's Tower (Tower of Leandros), it is one of the most popular place to visit in Istanbul.

Moda, A neighbourhood occupying the peninsula just south of Kadıköy, Moda features some neo-classical architecture and parks on the sides of the peninsula. It is a favourite place for people of Kadıkoy of all ages to take a short stroll on a summer evening.

Kanlica, the Bosphorus neighborhood of Kanlıca is famous for its creamy and tart yogurt, which is served sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Kadıkoy Market, the bustling and colourful fish market, spices, gourmet shops, and street food.


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