Ankara is the capital of Turkey with a population of 5 million. The city has been prosperous since the Roman era. And it is also an ancient city with high-quality museums, cultural and historical landscapes. It is surrounded by mountains and has two urban areas. The streets around the Old Town are still remained with the Ottoman-style houses. And the New Town is flourished with European style architecture. In the hearts of the Turks, this is a city dominated by students and civil servants. Ankara is more livable in comparison to Istanbul. Ankara is a residential and political city, meaning it’s quieter and more organized when compared to the chaos in Istanbul. Even though it has a bit of traffic during rush hour, you’ll never hear excessive car honking or the noise of the urban shuffle. The streets are also not overcrowded and it’s possible to go out without getting a headache from the oncoming waves of human bodies. Turkey’s most famous university is also here in Ankara. The Angora goats breed here are famous for the mohair (goat’s hair fabric) made from their coats.

Ataturk Mausoleum

The father of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, is here to sleep. Built in 1944, Kemal is an outstanding military officer, reformer, writer and leader in Turkey.

Anatolian Archaeological Museum

Here you can find the collection of precious artifacts from the Paleolithic, New Age, Roman and Lydia.

Rahmi Koc Museum

Çengelhan Rahmi M. Koç Museum is the first and only industrial museum in Ankara Like its namesake, it is dedicated to the history of Transport, Industry and Communications, with additional material on Ankara and the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Hamamonu Restored Area

A wonderful area with many restored 1920-1930 houses now filled with cafes,restaurants,artist shops. A must see place for local and foreigh tourists.

Kocatepe Mosque

This commanding mosque was built between 1967 and 1987 and is both the newest and largest in the city.

Ankara Castle

The castle is composed of an inner line of walls with closely spaced towers that encloses an area of about 350m by 150m, and an outer line of walls with towers some 40m apart. 

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