Istinye Park Shopping Center
First of all we are going to Istinye Park Shopping Center.
Istinye Park shopping mall features 300 shops, the first IMAX Theater, top local and global brands, cafes and exclusive restaurants. The shopping center is a unique urban lifestyle environment situated on a natural topographical amphitheater of residential neighborhoods. Above, a grand circular arrival plaza sits between an open- air lifestyle center and a glass- roofed indoor retail area.
In addition to many glamorous shops and a hip theater complex, the modern mall hosts a variety of restaurants, cafes and even a food market. The new shopping mall offers famous brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Prada, Celine, Fendi, Hugo Boss, Max Mara, Louis Vuitton, Zara, Boyner, Mango, M.A.C., Sephora, Sevil, Vakko, and Debenhams.
After shopping center we are going to Tarabya suburb which is located on the European shores of the Bosphorus to take some beautiful photos. Besides its historical monuments, Tarabya is famous for its fish restaurants, bistros and nightclubs. You have opportunity to have your lunch here in a fish restaurant.
Rug and Leather Shop
After Tarabya we are going to rug store to have an idea how making our handmade rugs. Rugs produced today in Turkey are generally very beautiful and high quality. In the late 1970s the government began a program to improve the quality and profitability of the rug industry. The program reintroduced the use of natural dyes and traditional weaving methods.
Thus, DOBAG (a Turkish acronym meaning Natural Dye Research and Development Project) was created. Turkey produces a wide variety of village and workshop rugs particularly in Hereke, which also produces one of the best silk rugs in the world and, to a lesser extent, in Kayseria.
Then we are going to directly to leather shop. Here we have a demonstration and then some information about leathers. Transfer back to your hotel.