Best time to travel to Istanbul


Millions of flowers in Istanbul's valleys are proof that Turkey is the real world capital of tulips

Tulips in Istanbul 2019 - Best Time
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Spring covers all of Istanbul with a generous carpeting of tulips. Flowery displays start in late March and continue into early May. The local government has been planting flowers since 2006, and nowadays the city's valleys boast millions of tulips. The top 7 parks to enjoy this Turkish beauty include Gülhane Park, Emirgan Korusu, Yildiz Park, Soğanlı Bitkiler Park, Beykoz Korusu, Göztepe Gül Bahçesi, and Büyük Çamlıca Korusu. Apart from tulips, there are other spring flowers like daffodils or hyacinths, but the real draw is the tulips.

Tulips near Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) 2019
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Tulips near Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque)