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Modern Istanbul and Shopping

Essentially the Levent area, easily accessible by Subway, is the modern part of Istanbul not far from Taksim and downtown. It has Western Europe style big shopping malls selling... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2015
牧 黄
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Only place in istanbul where you see the mixture of history and classical mordern architecture. Full of places and amusments to look around.

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Province of Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Levent Soysal was very knowledgeable of the history of Ephesus and Turkey as a country. Learned a lot. Would recommend this tour to anyone with Levent as a guy and Bulent as a driver. We were very well taken care of.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

Essentially the Levent area, easily accessible by Subway, is the modern part of Istanbul not far from Taksim and downtown. It has Western Europe style big shopping malls selling goods similar to a London mall, and it has several large chain hotels. Istanbul is a good shopping city, so shopper may want to have a look to shop in the... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Many business offices are located here...It is an expensive part of the city on European side, with those beautiful villas :)

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Shizuoka, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Around the Levent metro station, there are shopping malls with food courts and the money exchange shop in the basement of the shopping mall. The area is convenient for the tourist and easy to access to tourists spots.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

Many reviewers have already mentioned that this is he business district which has three malls. Well, we did visit the malls and the usual global brands were there but they did have local Turkish brands and designs. I liked the modern architecture on some of the office & apartment We explored the local shopping area which is along Talatpasa CD.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

Levent is one of the best and expensive parts of İstanbul on European side.Easy to reach at this place by metro as it is the most convenient way of transportation and by public bus from many parts of the city.Here you can see the tallest buildings and towers of the city and some nice villas with the gardens around the... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

I came to Levent so I can visit the shopping centers, this district has the biggest two malls there, the district was very busy lots of cars, you need to climb the bridge to get to the other side of the street, and I got lost a lot, and it was really hard to get information from the people who... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

Levent is a wonderful part of Istanbul. There are a lot of skyscrapers, shops, malls, hotels, but it is very crowded in the evening. Don't go there by car in the evening ! The best way to reach Levent is by underground for sure.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

If you take the Metro, you should go to the sapphire and Kanyon Shopping Malls. Kanyon is very up sacale and has very nice restaurants. Sapphire is also very nice but with more affordable brands. They are sepparated 5 blocks from each other. The Metro is easy to take, all signs are in turkish and Englis and has only one... More 

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