Tulips at Emirgan Park in Istanbul, Türkiye
There's something to be said about the allure of a bed of colorful tulips. Originating from Central Asia, these bulbous plants are beloved worldwide, from the gardens of Mount Vernon, Washington, to the parks and avenues of Istanbul, Türkiye. But tulips are more than just decorative flowers. They represent love, life, beauty, and passion in various traditions and are often depicted in art as a symbol of rebirth or youth.
Emirgan Park in Istanbul celebrates tulips in all their glory, as the city hosts its annual tulip festival. The park boasts a dazzling variety of these flowers that paint the landscape with a kaleidoscope of colors. It is also home to more than 120 species of rare plants and trees, with gorgeous views of the Bosporus strait.