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Strategically located between two continents, civilisations have battled for control of Istanbul for centuries. The Greeks, Persians, Romans and Ottomans have laid their claim here, and all have left reminders of their tenures in their wake. The city's position at the end of the Silk Road attracted merchants from Asia and Europe, many of whom decided to stay, giving birth to the cultural diversity that Istanbul is renowned for today.
This complex heritage makes Istanbul a vibrant and fascinating place to visit. The city's incredible architecture tells the story of its past, from the glittering Ottoman-built Blue Mosque to the Byzantine Hagia Sophia. And then there's the food. Istanbul is home to some of the best restaurants in the country, and thanks to its status as a cultural melting pot, there is no shortage of mouth-watering options.
Istanbul offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?
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