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is the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city.
Centrally located in
Anatolia, Ankara is an important
commercial and industrial city. Ankara is a very old city with
sites. There are many well-preserved remains of Hellenistic, Roman
and Byzantine architecture, the most remarkable being the Temple of
Augustus and Rome (20 BC) which is
also known as the
Esenboğa International Airport, located in the north-east of the city, is Ankara's main airport.
Ankara Intercity Bus Terminal
ASTI) is an important part
of the bus network which covers every neighbourhood in
Ankara Central Railway Station
is a major rail hub in Turkey. The Turkish State Railways operates
passenger train service from Ankara to other major cities. There are
two high-speed rail services: Ankara-Eskişehir and Ankara-Konya.
Ankara Metro is the rapid transit
system serving Ankara. At present, Ankara's rapid transit system
consists of 3 metro lines and 1 light rails, which are called
Ankara Metros (M1-M2-M3)
Ankaray. An additional metro line is currently under
construction and several other lines are planned for the next phase
Foreign visitors to Ankara
usually like to visit the old shops in Çıkrıkçılar Yokuşu (Weavers'
Road) near Ulus, where myriad things ranging from traditional
fabrics, hand-woven carpets and
leather products can be found at
bargain prices. Bakırcılar Çarşısı (Bazaar of Coppersmiths)
is particularly popular, and many interesting items, not just of
copper, can be found here like jewelry, carpets, costumes, antiques
and embroidery. Up the hill to the castle gate, there are many shops
selling a huge and fresh collection of spices, dried fruits, nuts,
and other produce.
Modern shopping areas /
restaurants / amusament centers are mostly found in Kızılay,
Çankaya, Tunalı Hilmi Avenue, Çukurambar.
Some of the big shopping malls:
Armada, Cepa, Kentpark, Ankamall.
Hacı Bayram Mosque
are among the most famuous mosques in the city.
Atakule Tower commands a
magnificent view over Ankara, where the city's panorama can be
enjoyed in a leisurely fashion.
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Google Map for
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A useful map for
= TOBB ETU
= Kızılay Square
= Izmir Street
= Sakarya Street
= Kocatepe Mosque
= Tunalı Hilmi Avenue
= Ulus Square
= Çıkrıkçılar Yokuşu (Weavers'
= Anatolian Civilizations Museum
= Hacı Bayram Mosque
= Gençlik Park (Youth Park)
= Etnografya Museum