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Istanbul #3 Trip Advisor Travel Destination!

Posted on 22 December 2015

Do you love Trip Advisor as much as we do for travel? With the Trip Advisor app, you can find amazing hotels, restaurants, sight-seeing tips, and other fabulous information. As you know we love Istanbul, but so do Trip Advisor fans--#3 travel destination in the world in 2015!! We want to share with you the other four destinations in the top five for this year along with city highlights as noted by Trip Advisor. To see the full list of Top 25 travel destinations, go to http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Destinations. Happy Traveling!   1. Marrakech, Morocco The new Travelers' Choice #1 Destination in the world, Marrakech is a magical place, brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques. Exploring the intimate courtyards and snaking alleyways of the historic Medina can easily eat up a day. Find inner peace at the serene Jardin Majorelle or take in the beauty of one of the city’s historic mosques.   2. Seam Reap, Cambodia When the morning light washes over the overgrown temples and ruins of Angkor Wat, a simple Siem Reap sunrise becomes a profound event. The ancient structures are contained within one of the largest religious complexes in the world. The complex and the 12th century Angkor Thom royal city are considered the main reasons to visit Siem Reap, the #2 Travelers' Choice Destination in the world for 2015. Get a lesson in national history at the Cambodian Cultural Village, and a lesson in bargaining at the Angkor Night Market, a bonanza of shopping stalls, food vendors, and bars.   3. Istanbul, Turkey Europe and Asia meet in Istanbul, this year's #3 Travelers' Choice Destination in the World, where breathtaking ancient architecture coexists with modern restaurants and nightlife. The city's mosques, bazaars, and hammams (Turkish baths) could keep you happily occupied for your entire trip. Start with the awe-inspiring Sultan Ahmet Camii (Blue Mosque), visible from many points of the city. Stroll the Galata Bridge and stop by the Miniaturk Park to see its tiny artifacts. The Grand Bazaar has thousands of shops to browse, while the Egyptian Bazaar is a fragrant trove of spices and fruits.   4. Hanoi, Vietnam Hanoi is #4 in the world in this year's Travelers' Choice Destinations Awards. The charming Vietnamese capital has aged well, preserving the Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture, while making room for modern developments alongside. Once called Thang Long, or "ascending dragon," this centuries-old city hasn't forgotten its past, as attested by sites such as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison. Lakes, parks, shady boulevards, and more than 600 temples and pagodas add to the appeal of this city, which is easily explored by taxi.   5. Prague, Czech Republic The bohemian allure and fairytale features of Prague, #5 in the World in this year's Travelers' Choice Destination Awards, make it a perfect destination for beach-weary vacationers who want to immerse themselves in culture. Spend a full day exploring Prazsky hrad (Prague Castle), then refuel over a hearty dinner at a classic Czech tavern. Spend some time wandering the Old Town Square before heading over to gape at The Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock. Prague’s best bars are found in cellars, where historic pubs set the scene for a night of traditional tippling. We loved visiting Prague last year!!!   As you plan your travel wardrobe for your next adventure, consider taking Beksan Designs’ jewelry and accessories with you. Whether a pair of earrings, ring, bracelet, necklace, scarf, or purse, we offer a variety of unique pieces to bring out the “special” in you. And most importantly, they’re light-weight and easy to pack!

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