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B.Çamlıca'dan Boğaz...(Camlica Hill) | by ilker Laçalar
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B.Çamlıca'dan Boğaz...(Camlica Hill)

Camlica is one of the oldest places to promenade in istanbul and was used as a vacation

spot for Ottoman sultans like Mahmud II. Because Camlica views the city from above and allows you to appreciate the city's beauty while partaking in the social activities offered here, it has become a fashionable place for relaxation and enjoyment. Camlica, which means, literally, "place of the pines," has been the topic of many songs and poems over the years. Another aspect of Camlica is its prominence as an important birdwatching point. Camlica Hill is on a route for migratory birds which can be observed clearly there, especially in September and October.

The 1st Bosphorus Bridge is a highway connection for the two sides of istanbul. Due to its close proximity to the bridge, Camlica is a vital link in the transportation flow of istanbul, and many big companies have located their head offices around Camlica. The hill, which is divided into two sections - Buyuk Camlica (Big Camlica) and Küçük Camlica (Small Camlica), abounds in pine woods and open green areas. On Büyük Camlica hill there are restaurants and cafes run by the municipality and on Small Camlica hill there are wooded residential areas and villas, including.

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Taken on August 18, 2011