Tuesday, 19 December 2017


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Lepas checked in,  rehat n solat sat..petang tu dalam pukul 4.30 kami kluar nak ke Sultanahmet...

Semua muka eager nak jalan...x sabarrr dah tuuuu....
Plan nak bawwak mereka semua ke Hagia Sophia dan Blue Mosque. Dekat2 aja kan dua2 nya... From Blue Istanbul ke Sultanahmet, jalan dalam 10 minit ja. Lalu kedai2 dan hotel2 kecik...walllah... dah sampai....

Hagia Sophia ni dulunya pernah jadi church dan juga masjid..tp sekarang dah jadi museum. Jika kita tengok architecture bangunan ini, memang ada combination of churches and mosques.

Hagia Sophia
Sedikit info tentang Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum at the Turkish Republic, Hagia Sophia has always been the precious of its time.. (taken from : http://www.hagiasophia.com/)

It was a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and is now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its construction in 537 AD, and until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople,except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted by the Fourth Crusaders to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was later converted into an Ottoman mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture".  It remained the world's largest cathedral for nearly a thousand years, until Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520 (taken from:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagia_Sophia).

Fatih Sultan Mehmed had made a wooden
 minaret over one of the half domes right after
converting Hagia Sophia into a mosque. 

Visiting Information

Hagia Sophia Museum visiting information.
Summer Schedule- 15 APRİL -30 OCTOBER Visiting Hours: 09.00 - 19.00

Hours of Ticket Sale: 18:00

Winter Schedule- 30 OCTOBER- 15 APRİL Visiting Hours: 09:00- 17:00

Hours of Ticket Sale: 16:00

Ticket Price: 40 TL

Hagia Sophia Museum's visiting hours of winter schedule are 09:00-17:00 with the last entrance time of 16:00. Visiting hours of summer schedule are 09:00-19:00 with the last entrance time of 18:00.

Special Days: Hagia Sophia Museum is not available for visiting in the first days of Ramadan and Sacrifice Festivals for half time.

Ticket. Bagi yang duduk lama di Istanbul, elok beli Museum pass,
lebih berbaloi.

Jom masuk dalam... Masa kami p, tengah ada reconstruction kat dalam...

Info about the museum. 

When constructing Hagia Sophia, architects have used marble, stone
 and special bricks that were light yet durable, specially made of Rhodes soil.

The dome that appeared compressed and spread out when it was first
constructed, has been damaged in August 553
 and December 557 due to earthquakes and in May 7, 558
 the Eastern part of the dome has completely fallen apart.
The renovation of the dome has been carried out later. 

Painting on the wall

As one of the major elements of the traditional mosque architecture,
altar is a recessed segment in mosques, prayer rooms, and
 outdoor prayer areas which is higher than surroundings and
faced to the direction of Mecca.

The great rounded calligraphic panes on the walls of the main place
 had been written by Kadıasker Mustafa İzzet Efendi who was
one of the famous calligraphers during the repairs
 between 1847 and 1849 of Sultan Abdülmecid period.

Some of us did not go inside Hagia Sophia, kami dok tunggu kat luar ja, sambil ronda2 keliling area Hagia Sophia dan makan aiskrim 😁

Ni muka2 yang x masuk...hahaha...
Kak Iken, x minat, Fiza n Hanie, dah pusing tengahari td and me, dulu
thn 2011 dah masuk.
Yang ini adjacent to Hagia Sophia. Ingat kan apa, bila
tanya, rupanya turkish bath...hehehe....
Trick ice cream... 5TL per scoop

Information was mostly taken from Hagia Sophia website and credit to Kak Yus for the photos of  Hagia Sophia.


  1. Akan teringat makanan Turki bila tgk turki...nak repeat turki banyak lagi negara yg belum pergi...best nya makanan turki tak dapat di gambarkan.Ingat turki ingat makan.hehehe.

    1. Kan..saya pon teringin nak p bawak anak2...dua kali p, semua p solo and dngn hubby ja.. Kalau boleh, nak bawak parents skali... best istanbul ni....nak rehat2 kan...



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