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The Asian side of Istanbul

The Asian side of Istanbul

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The city of Istanbul is one of the most famous tourist cities in Turkey and in the world , where it is visited by tourists and visitors of different nationalities and religions , because of the nature of this beautiful city and its distinctive scenic and nice weather , in addition to being overlooking the charming Bosphorus Strait .

Istanbul is a charming and unique city from the rest of the world cities . Istanbul is the largest city on the continent of Europe , and the eighth largest city in the world , and the largest city in Turkey , with a population of 14.804.116 people , according to the statistics of 2019 . Istanbul is the economic , commercial and cultural center of the country , due to its strategic location between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea , as well as linking the Asian part of Turkey to the European section through the famous Bosphorus Bridge .

The Bosphorus is a waterway that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of ​​Marmara , and it divides the city of Istanbul into two parts , one part in the European continent and the other part within the Asian continent . The Bosphorus Strait is also called the Istanbul Strait , because it is located in the heart of Istanbul , Turkey .

The Bosphorus Strait , which is located in the heart of Istanbul , divides the city into two parts , an Asian section and a European section . Thus , the government has found a practical way to move between the two parts of the city , the Turkish government has established a number of bridges linking these two sections to facilitate movement , rather than means of maritime transport .

Learn about the famous bridges of Istanbul in this article : The Bosphorus , and the beautiful bridges of Istanbul


Istanbul , the city that brought together the beauty of the eastern and western civilizations , due to its geographical location , which has a unique history of a mix of cultures , it is located on both sides of two continents , Asia and Europe , in fact , it is worth calling the Asian side of Istanbul the title of the calm face of the city . It is an integral part of the dynamic European section . The Asian section is considered as the original part of the city of Istanbul , which enjoys calmness compared to the European section of the city , and also it has an atmosphere of charming green nature , not to mention the multiplicity of regions and tourist attractions in it , which made Asian side of Istanbul a destination for the elite of investors , owners and tourists . In this article , we review the most important areas in Asian section of Istanbul .


 Kadikoy area : 

Kadikoy is one of the important , significant and most visited areas in Istanbul . It also considered as a residential and commercial area . In addition to that , the port of Kadikoy is an important transportation hub in the city , that it connects the Asian and European sides across the Bosporus Strait , and it is easy and convenient to transport and move by metro , rail and bus lines .

Kadikoy area is very suitable for families for the multiplicity of activities that can be practiced , and for the spread of restaurants , cafes and famous fashion boutiqes .

Kadikoy is known as one of the most emerging areas in Istanbul , which offers countless options of cafes , restaurants , bazaars and various markets , as it is characterized by a combination of history and modernity , and dubbed the land of tourists , as it is the first choice for tourists on the Asian side , and it is one of the most famous and most visited tourist areas in Turkey .

The area is also characterized by its strategic location near the Bosphorus Bridge and the Maiden's Tower , which is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Turkey , and the area contains a tram that is located at a distance of 2.5 km from the center of Kadikoy , up to Bahariye Street , which is a distinctive shopping street and comparable to the Istiqlal street on the European side of Istanbul , as well as Moda Street , which is located in a quiet residential area .

The port in Kadikoy area is a transportation hub in the city , between the Asian and European side , across the Bosphorus Strait , and the area is a hub for land transportation , where you can get to and from Kadikoy area by metro and railways different buses .


 Kadikoy projects 

It is a housing and investing project that built on a land area of 26.000 square meters .

The project consists of 5 blocks with 1100 apartments as well as 180 offices and 72 commercial units .

The project located in Kadikoy district on Istanbul’s Asian shore .

The project provides great convenience to residents and employees as the main road and highways are right in front of them .

For those who want to go to the European side of Istanbul , the project is located near both Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and the 15th of July Martyrs Bridge .

The project is characterized by its proximity to shopping centers , universities and public transportation .

The project includes social and recreational facilities that will meet all your needs for you and your family , such as swimming pools , sports club and parks , in addition to restaurants and cafes within the project .

Details of the project in the following link : RH 184


 Uskudar area : 

Located on the Asian side of Istanbul , Uskudar area overlooks the Bosphorus Strait from the eastern side , and covers an area of ​​about 58 square kilometers .

Uskudar is one of the most prestigious tourist areas in Istanbul , because of its elegant historical landmarks , such as towers , palaces , mosques from the Greek era to the Ottoman era , in addition to many natural parks , which are famous for its panoramic height , revealing the beauty of the city , making it one of the most important places of Asian side of Istanbul for residence , and one of the best tourist areas in Turkey .

One of the most important landmarks of Uskudar area is Camlica Hill , which is one of the most beautiful and natural places to resort for residents and visitors to Istanbul , because of its charming views and scenic nature and quiet atmosphere , away from the bustle of Istanbul , in addition to its long-standing history Of Byzantine civilization .

During the Ottoman era , the hill was transformed into a royal amusement park , with summer residences and hunting grounds . In time , the hill became an open park for the public , and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asian Istanbul . It is also one of the most beautiful gardens of Istanbul .

Also, Uskudar area on the Asian side of Istanbul is famous for its Maiden's Tower . It is ideally located in the heart of the Bosphorus , the Maiden's Tower is located in the Asian side of Istanbul , which is 200 meters from the coast of Uskudar area , and famous for legends and old stories that have been circulated around it , making it part of the Turkish heritage and culture , to become with the times of the best places in Istanbul , and Istanbul's most visited sightseeing destination during Turkey's tourism holidays .

One of the things you can do when visiting the Maiden's Tower in Istanbul is to go on a cruise by boat to take you to the tower , where you can see the majestic shape of the tower from outside . The top floor of the Maiden's Tower features a sophisticated cafe and a restaurant serving delicious meals with panoramic views of the city .


 Uskudar projects 

RH 186 - Investment project in Uskudar with Bosphorus view

It is a housing and investment project was built on a land area of 13.840 square meters . The project consists of 4 blocks with 188 apartments and 138 commercial areas .

The project provides apartment types ranging from 1+1 to 5+2 .

The project is located on one of the most special spots of Istanbul , where you will wake up to the deep blue Bosphorus view every day .

The project is located in Uskudar district in the Asian side of Istanbul . It is located near to Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and it is only 2.4 km away from the beach .

The perfect location of the project where you can get into the European side of Istanbul through the 15 July Martyrs Bridge , Besiktas and Taksim in 15 Minutes only .

The project offers you and your family the perfect lifestyle you have always dreamed of , where private security and surveillance cameras are available on the project . The project also includes recreational facilities for you and your children such as swimming pools , gym , sauna , garden , cafe , restaurant and shopping center .

All the details on the following link : RH 186


 Bağdat Avenue : 

Bağdat Avenue is one of the best shopping places in Istanbul , on the Asian side of the city , and it runs from Kadikoy to Maltepe Municipality , with a distance of approximately 14 km , and it is parallel to the coast of the Sea of Marmara .

Also spread along its length are many shops , in addition to the luxurious palaces that are a historical legacy in that region , and there are many mosques and museums that date back to the Ottoman era , in addition to the places designated for relaxation while walking , and places dedicated to walking and running on the directly on the seashore .


 Famous shopping malls in the Asian side of Istanbul 

 Emaar Square Mall 

Emaar Square Mall is one of the largest and most beautiful malls in Istanbul . It is located in the Asian side of Istanbul ,  in Uskudar area . It is only 20 minutes away from the coast , and has been implemented by Emaar UAE on an area of 40 thousand square meters .

Emaar Square Mall is one of the newest shopping and entertainment centers in Istanbul city , which has opened in 2017 , and its opening has added a great value for tourism and shopping in Turkey , where it contains the most luxurious and the finest international brands .

Emaar Square Mall has many international brand names such as Galeries Lafayette , Cartier , Gucci and Hermes , as well as the famous Turkish restaurants and international cafes that make the shopping experience at Emaar Square Mall an enjoyable one .

Emaar Square Mall is part of a huge building of 1000 luxury residential units , as well as a 5-star hotel in Istanbul .

Emaar Square Mall is a family-friendly business center , with a skating rink , an underground zoo , Emaar Aquarium , a Turkish village with local brands , a reputable Turkish restaurant and a cinema lots for 2400 people , and a huge car park can accommodate 4500 cars .

What distinguishes Emaar Square Mall from other shopping centers in Istanbul that its outdoor garden decorated with flowers , which is spread on the sides of restaurants and cafes , where it gives you the opportunity to drink a cup of coffee and enjoy the picturesque atmosphere .


 Akasya Mall Istanbul 

Akasya Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in Istanbul , and it was recently opened in the Asian side of Istanbul . It is located in Acibadem  area on Uskudar , the famous tourist area with its magnificent coastline and Maidens Tower , that tourists from all over the world come to visit and take pictures with .

Akasya Istanbul Mall is not only a shopping mall , it is a huge project that includes residences , offices and two gardens , the first is a green space and a Kidzania musement park for children , and the second is a large park .

Akasya Istanbul Mall consists of three floors above ground and two underground floors . It has many shops and international and Turkish brands , in addition to a number of international and local restaurants and cafes .

Akasya Istanbul Mall is spread over 80 thousand square meters. The number of shops in this area is 257 shops selling everything necessary for visitors , such as furniture , watches , jewelry , shoes , bags and others .

Akasya Istanbul Mall also has a lot of entertainment activities that you and your family can do besides shopping , where the mall has its own cinema halls , which have HD screens that will make watching the latest movies of the most enjoyable things to do . 

The mall organizes many events such as lightness games as well as musical performances by famous bands .

Learn about Istanbul famous shopping malls in the following article : The most famous shopping malls in Istanbul

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