Tulip Festival, Istanbul, Turkey

“Tulips Originated in Turkey, Not Holland

Tulips originally grew wild on the Asian steppes. Although tulips are associated with Holland, commercial cultivation of the tulip or lale (from the Persian word lâhle) began in the Ottoman Empire. For an elaborated tulip history, you can consult Wikipedia’s page on tulips.”


How to get there :

  • Step 1 : Take T1 tramway to terminal – Kabataş
  • Step 2 : Take 25E bus to Emirgan Park