Clip: Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

In many ways Istanbul's Grand Bazaar remains much as it was centuries ago: enchanting and perplexing visitors with its maze-like network of more than 4,000 colorful shops, fragrant eateries, and insistent shopkeepers. In its day this labyrinth-like warren of shops under fine arches was the world trade center for the entire Ottoman Empire. (2 min)

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