BEST TIMES TO VISIT ISTANBUL
Undoubtfully , Istanbul is one and the most important tourist attraction point in the world. Istanbul always has surprises for its visitors at any time they visit thanks to its unique and natural beauty , hilarious view of Boshphorus , wide range of culture ,amazing history of the city , historical buildings and excellent museums which makes you feel like you are living the history and concerts which adresses to people all around the world and at any age, theatres and festivals etc.
For the visitors who have limited time to discover İstanbul and who wants to evaluate their limited time in Istanbul in a perfectly planned way , I have some time period suggestions to visit Istanbul in most effective way.First of all my dear reader , do not worry because fun and joy never stops in Istanbul . You are not going to miss anything because if you miss one alternative , the next alternative will probably make the previos one up.So it is time to move now ! What are the best times to visit Istanbul then ?
MARCH – APRIL CAN BE GOOD IDEA TO VISIT ISTANBUL
ISTANBUL DANCE FESTIVAL (26-31 MARCH)
My first advice to ones who is planning to visit Istanbul in between march and april . There are always an excuse to visit Istanbul and it always has things to do in Istanbul no matter what is the date of day.For example between 26 and 31 March nineth dance international dance festival is going to take place in Istanbul .In this festival from so many different country , visitors can see so many different kinds of dance Show. So you can both visit Istanbul with the accompy of international dance Show at the same time. The nineth international dance festival will be in Pendik The Green Park Pendik Hotel & Convention Center.
ISTANBUL TULIP FESTIVAL (1-30 APRIL)
The tulip is one of the most known traditional symbol of Istanbul , the history of Tulip based to Ottoman Empire thats why tulip has a special meaning for the Istanbul. Every year since 2006 from 1 to 30 April everyehere plants with tulips in Istanbul’s parks , avenues and traffic roundabouts etc.Recent years 30 million tulip has planted , most interesting detail with this tulip season was in the hipodromme of Sultanahmet . There was a huge flower carpet made by full of tulips in front of the Blue Mosque. It was really worth seeing and it had a huge impact to people , so many people came to see this huge and interesting carpet .
SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER – NOVEMBER ?
We are of course not finished . There are also several things to do in Istanbul. One of the best times to visit Istanbul are September , October and November. What is waiting for us in september ?Of course Istanbul Biennial ! September in İstanbul has a big surprise for art lovers.Every two years since 1987 , Istanbul biennial which is organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. The aim of biennaial is to meet visuals arts with artists from different cultures and audience.
ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FESTIVAL (24 OCTOBER-3 NOVEMBER)
October in Istanbul is going to be amazing ! Be ready to meet traditional puppet of Turkish culture and also there will be 7 different countries with 9 different groups who cant wait to make their Show.If you are a fan of puppet , you should not miss this excellent change.
NOVEMBER IN ISTANBUL
Istanbul offers you the invaluable chance to listen best jazz songs with its Akbank Jazz Festival which takes place in november.Akbank Jazz Festival is the most rooted jazz festival in Turkey has started with the concert which is organized in the year of 1991.Festival has chance to new generation jazz singers to meet the most important jazz singers.
RAMADAN IN ISTANBUL
The visitors who wants to experience the Islamic view of Istanbul can prefer to visit Istanbul in the Ramadan which can be described as 30 days period of time which is fasting during daylight hours and a carnival atmosphere in the evenings when people are able to eat and drink.At Blue Mosque , you can really feel the soul of Ramadan , you can see Ramadan tents there and also most points of Istanbul in which people can eat there for free during the Ramadan. At the end of 30 days period , people celebrate Ramadan Fest . Sultanahmet Mosque again is one of the most attraction point at these days to experience the soul of Ramadan.