Friday, August 26, 2016

Istanbul: Gulhane Park & Archaelogical Museum in Turkey


As we walked out from the exit of Basilica Cistern and followed the tram railway to the cafe wall nearby the park, we were amazed by the beautiful and well-maintained public park which is known as Gulhane Park. Gulhane Park is the oldest historical park and one of the most expensive public parks in Istanbul, Turkey. Gulhane Park (House of Flowers) in Turkish is a historical urban park in Eminonu district of Istanbul. It is located at the back of Topkapi Palace  and near to Archaeological Museum. Gulhane Park is well-kept with numerous varieties of flowers and well-maintained walkway for joggers, bikers and prams. We really enjoyed sitting on the bench and admiring the landscape of flowers and trees besides enjoying the fresh air.

We also visited Istanbul of Archaelogical Museum. The museum is located on top of the slope and behind Gulhane Park. We were lucky to spot a free tram service which was available near the entrance of the cafe wall of Gulhane Park. We took the tram ride which led us to the entrance of Archaelogical Museum. 

Istanbul of Archaelogical Museum is one of 10 most important world-class museums which houses various artifacts from different civilization of different period of time. The most popular visited artifacts are during Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilization.

Archaelogical Museum opens every day from 9am to 6pm. The entrance ticket is 20TL per person. For more information, please visit Istanbul Archaelogical Museum webpage.

The historical wall surrounded within the entrance of Gulhane Park in Istanbul, Turkey
The historical wall surrounded within the entrance of Gulhane Park in Istanbul, Turkey

Pet friendly park at Gulhane Park which is located behind Topkapi Palace and near to Archeological Museum in Istanbul, Turkey
Pet friendly park at Gulhane Park which is located behind Topkapi Palace and near to Archeological Museum in Istanbul, Turkey


A beautiful Gulhane Park (House of Flowers) in Turkish is well-maintained with various flowers, trees and wider paved walkway for public, joggers, prams and bikes in Istanbul, Turkey
A beautiful Gulhane Park (House of Flowers) in Turkish is well-maintained with various flowers, trees and wider paved walkway for public, joggers, prams and bikes in Istanbul, Turkey

Tulips season at Gulhane Park which is the oldest and one of the most expensive public parks in Istanbul, Turkey
Tulips season at Gulhane Park which is the oldest and one of the most expensive public parks in Istanbul, Turkey

The guards with their horses at Gulhane Park in Istanbul, Turkey
The guards with their horses at Gulhane Park in Istanbul, Turkey       
Free shuttle ride is available to Archaelogical Museum in Istanbul, Turkey, at the entrance of Gulhane Park
Free shuttle ride is available to Archaelogical Museum in Istanbul, Turkey, at the entrance of Gulhane Park

More Islamic Mosaic patterns arrangement can be seen at Archaelogical Museum in Istanbul, Turkey
More Islamic Mosaic patterns arrangement can be seen at Archaelogical Museum in Istanbul, Turkey

Unique architecture at Archaelogical Museum in Istanbul, Turkey
Unique architecture at Archaelogical Museum in Istanbul, Turkey

This is one of the unique Islamic Mosaic patterns at Archaelogical Museum in Istanbul but you will be able to see many different kinds of Islamic Mosaic patterns arrangement in Istanbul, Turkey
This is one of the unique Islamic Mosaic patterns at Archaelogical Museum in Istanbul but you will be able to see many different kinds of Islamic Mosaic patterns arrangement in Istanbul, Turkey

Various popular artifacts from different civilization of different period of time especially during Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilization can be seen at Archaelogical Museum in Istanbul, Turkey
Various popular artifacts from different civilization of different period of time especially during Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilization can be seen at Archaelogical Museum in Istanbul, Turkey