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Nikon D800e | Samyang 14mm | 1/15 - 15s | f/8 | ISO 400 | HDR 9 Exposures

Taksim is a main transportation hub and a popular destination for both tourists and the native population of Istanbul. İstiklal Caddesi, a long pedestrian shopping street, ends at this square, and a nostalgic tram runs from the square along the avenue, ending near the Tünel which is the world's second-oldest subway line after London's Underground.

Surrounding Taksim Square are numerous hotels, restaurants, pubs, and international fast food chains.

Taksim is also a favorite location for public events such as parades, New Year celebrations, or other social gatherings.

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