Istanbul-Topkapi Palace

The French have Versailles, the Chinese have the Forbidden City and the Turkish have Topkapi Palace. This display of wealth from the Empire is quite impressive, with some several courtyards and the Imperial Harem, where the private apartments of the Sultan, the young prices and the women of the court are situated. The heat was relentless and so were the crowds, but still it was worth a visit, just to be able to visualize the extravagance lifestyle of the royal court of the Ottoman Empire. Apparently Topkapi Palace is a popular film location, due to the evidence from the abandoned film equipment that was lying around the palace grounds.

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