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Located in central Anatolia, Ankara is the capital of Turkey and its second largest city.  Within the city numerous archaeological sites from various ages.
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Ankara is a contemporary city that still has the characteristics of the East in its mentality and its daily life. The fact that Ankara is not a touristic city, the main obstacle for the visitor who doen't speak turkish is the difficulty to communicate with the locals because almost nobody speaks english even in a basic level. So while you're planning your trip to the capital of Turkey don't forget to take a pocket vocabulary with the basic words to communicate.Otherwise pick the youngest person to ask something in english when you need to ask for dierections there. The people are very ho spitable and are eager to help you find your way even accompany you till there!  When you want a place that conbines relaxation and entertainment then you have to stop in Ulus(the area is approachable with metro).    The area has a beatiful park which surrounds a huge fountain where very often a water show is happening every now and then with lights,music and alternative fountain designs.You can enjoy your coffee or a tasty piece of kunefe(traditional turkish sweet with angel's hair, cream cheese and syrop really delicious!) There is an entertainment luna park near by where you can spend your time wandering around or stepping on in some of the plenty attractions(the ticket is 5 lira each) Well after ths European type of tourism you can continue your walk by visiting the old town (Ulus means old town in turkish).The area has picturesque old buildings and plenty of shops with delicacies to bring back home like baklava, lokum dry nuts etc. If you have to visit a mosque then the Kocatepe camii is the place to be. Is one the biggest in Turkey really impressive especially at night and awesome decorated inside. Don't forget to take off your shoes and act modestly when you want to go inside.   The heart of Ankara's night life is Kizilay. A pedestrian road(which you can go by metro as well) where you can find anything you like concerning restaurants( fast food or fancier type of food), pastry shops where you can taste delicious ice creams amd turkish sweets. You can escord your beer with a waterpipe in any kind of flavour (even cappuccino!). The area has a big variety of pubs and bars as well as some cafes where you can enjoy your favourite video game in a plasma Tv!  For a satisfying tour of the city the estimated period is in about three days.  Really must see is a visit in the Anatolian civilisations museum(the ticket costs 15 lira quite expensive for a reconstructed museum but still worthvisiting). There you can find mainly inscipted slabs and figurines statuettes from  Hittite period and findngs from excavations in historical sites in Turkey. The building used to be an old covered market and very interesting is its beatifull garden with exhibits like huge pithoi and sculptures from Romanand ancient Greek times. If you have time you can also visit the Citadel where you can have a beatifull view of the whole city.   I hope you'll enjoy your vist!
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The area around and inside the citadel, being the oldest part of Ankara, contains many fine examples of traditional architecture. There are also lovely green areas in which to relax. It is well known that the Ankara region was the cradle of wine in Hatti and Hittite times around 2000 B.C. Many restored traditional Turkish houses in the area of the citadel now serve as restaurants and shops.
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Ankara is a contemporary city that still has the characteristics of the East in its mentality and its daily life. The fact that Ankara is not a touristic city, the main obstacle for the visitor who doen't speak turkish is the difficulty to communicate with the locals because almost nobody speaks english even in a basic level. So while you're planning your trip to the capital of Turkey don't forget to take a pocket vocabulary with the basic words to communicate.Otherwise pick the youngest person to ask something in english when you need to ask for dierections there. The people are very ho spitable and are eager to help you find your way even accompany you till there!  When you want a place that conbines relaxation and entertainment then you have to stop in Ulus(the area is approachable with metro).
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