Ankara (Ancyra and Angora) is an old city with historical and archaeological importance. Ankara pocesses Hittite, Phrygia, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman archaeological sites. It is the capital and second largest (after Istanbul) city of turkey. Ankara with its metropolitan municipality is the center of the Turkish Government, and houses all foreign embassies. Ankara is an important crossroad for trade.
Ankara is a city with different enclosed wonders. After revolution Ankara transformed completely. The modern culture has infused and modified the traditions of the people. The technology has revolutionized the lives of the people. Turkish people are friendly yet conservative and give prime importance to Turkish language. The visiting spots include Ataturk’s Mausoleum – the most valuable monument and resting place of Kamal Ataturk, Ethnographic Museum – exhibits most valuable artifacts dating from the early stages of the Republic to the present, Gordion – the capital of the kingdom of Phrygia, Parks- Gençlik Park, Kuğulu or Segmenler, Old Ottoman Mansions -the historic façade of Beypazarı, Kizilay, Arjantin Street and Çankaya – the most popular areas to explore and enjoy the city life in Ankara and last but not the least Ankara Castle and Atakule– the must-see sites with all their glory and history.
The food is simple and mostly without spices. Some of the delicious regional dishes such as Toyga soup, Pilaf Kapama, Yazma Cöreği (a traditional type of muffin), Halep dolma, and Beypazari Bagels.
The visit to Ankara city will make you travel through Celtic, Roman and Turkish history. Ankara province is the home of many antique monuments and artifacts which makes it unique and your journey memorable.
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