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[2 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

Experience the wonders of Turkey—and the tulip—where it was first cultivated, during the annual International Istanbul Tulip Festival.
Given its architectural wonders, rich history and cultural heritage, Istanbul’s wow-factor is already off the charts. But this becomes especially true each spring, when the annual International Istanbul Tulip Festival (Istanbul Lale Festivali) bursts on the scene with its more than 18 million vibrant blooms.
Seem surprising? The tulip—originally a wildflower that grew in Central Asia—was first cultivated by the Turks as early as AD 1000. Needless to say, that’s well before the flower …