Turkey。Istanbul II 土耳其伊斯坦堡（二）
Topkapi Palace complex is located on the Seraglio Point, with a good view of the Bosphorus from many points of the palace. It was the main residence of the Ottoman Sultans from about 1465 to 1853; Nowadays, it is a museum. It spend around 5-10 minutes for walking from Hagia Sophia.
The ticket booth is set in front of the entrance of Second Courtyard.
This is lawn in front of the second courtyard entrance, belong to First Courtyard.
The Tower of Justice in second courtyard.
The entrance of Third Courtyard, it was inner palace that used as a private resident of royal member in past years, and changed to a main exhibition place now.
As a old palace, the building complex are worthy to visit; in addition to this, there are many exhibitions inside, such as: porcelain, the official uniform, weapons, shields, Osman's paintings, frescoes and the jewelry treasures and so on. We looked at them one by one carefully when beginning, then felt tired because those are too many!
This is a corner of palace, we can see the Bosphorus and Asian side of Istanbul in the opposite, also Bosphorus Bridge that is across European and Asia visible.
Upper terrace with fountain and Baghdad Kiosk nearby. The Baghdad Kiosk was private library in past time.
This is circumcision room, this place was used for the circumcision ceremonies of the princes. The walls are covered with beautiful Ottoman tiles, and these blue and white tile panels were influenced by Far-Eastern.
Additional tickets necessary for visiting Harem. We didn't go due to the limitation time. leave it for the next time.
Blue Mosque (The Sultan Ahmed Mosque) 藍色清真寺（蘇丹艾哈邁德清真寺）
Free entry 免費進入
The official name of Blue Mosque is Sultan Ahmed Mosque, called Blue Mosque due to the color of its interior brick. This is last main points for us today. There is some clothing requirements showed in the entrance billboard, for example, headscarf for female is necessary here. However, it is also offered by this mosque if doesn't bring it with self.
There is an internal plaza if pass this door, and then we can see the Mosque entrance where we take off your shoes and receive headscarf.
Inside of Mosque, so beautiful domes.
Centre area is the pray place for male muslim; and some small areas along the wall of mosque are for female muslim.
It doesn't need to walk a lot for visiting here, I just sat and rely a pillar, felt the beauty of Blue Mosque and take a break at the same time.
When we left the Mosque, we saw the Hagia Sophia under the sunset, and showed a dreamy colors~