Dolmabahçe Palace on the Bosphorus shore in Istanbul is a fitting symbol of the magnificence and decadence of the 19th-century Ottoman Empire.
It's just as a sultan's palace should be: huge and sumptuous, with 285 rooms, 43 large salons, a 4000 kg (4-1/2-ton) Bohemian glass chandelier, and a Bosphorus-shore façade nearly a quarter mile (1/2 km) long. It's the grandest of Ottoman ...
Istanbul's mammoth Büyük Otogar (Main Bus Terminal) serves all of Turkey, plus Greece, Bulgaria and the Balkans, and central Europe.
This International Istanbul Intercity Bus Terminal (Uluslararasi Istanbul Otogari), as it's formally named, is 10 km (6 miles) northwest of Sultanahmet Square in the district of Bayrampasa, near the district of Esenler.