Spend 36 Hours on the Anatolian Side of Istanbul

Head across the Bosphorus to the Asian half of Istanbul with this short video capturing the local food, culture and lifestyle trends.

Discover the lesser-traveled, Anatolian (Asian) side of Istanbul with this amazing 36-hour travel feature produced by the travel staff at The New York Times.

During the five-minute view, taste the fresh seafood at some of the best restaurants in the city that serve the day's catch from the nearby docks. You'll also learn about the city's culture and history at sites like Beylerbeyi Palace, and the Sureyya Opera House that's stood over the city for 85 years. Wrap up the evening at lively Turkish-Asian fusion nightclub or eatery with a fantastic view of a multi-faceted, ancient city.