Business Traveler (USA) - - THE SCENE -

One may be ex­cused for think­ing that tulip fes­ti­vals only in Hol­land. But while tulips are of­ten thought of as a Dutch treat, they were first cul­ti­vated in Turkey. The In­ter­na­tional Is­tan­bul Tulip Fes­ti­val, or Lale Fes­ti­vali, cel­e­brates this her­itage as over 14.4 mil­lion tulips of 270 va­ri­eties are planted in Is­tan-bul's parks, gar­dens, round­abouts and vir­tu­ally every­where else. Yildiz Park, Emir­gan Park and Gul­hane are fab­u­lous sites from which to take in the stun­ning views For de­tails visit how­toi­tan­

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