"Ankara" Ankara by suvanki
Ankara Travel Guide: 372 reviews and 1,288 photos
Although Ankara doesn't have the same character, atmosphere and historical interest of Istanbul, I find it quite interesting.
I particularly enjoy visiting Ataturks Mausoleum whenever I visit Ankara.
On each of my visits to Ankara, I have stayed with my old friend Bilal and his family. So, unusually for me, I haven't had the chance to explore this city in depth. ( Most of my travelling around Turkey has been done solo, but here, I am 'chaperoned ' ) Having said this, I am lucky enough to experience living with a Turkish family for a short while, and enjoying the small differences in our lives and culture. Although his parents don't speak any english, I've always been made to feel 'at home' .
Although I haven't visited Ankara since 1993, hopefully my tips will still be of some use to VTers intending to visit this capital city, or for those reminiscing!
- Pros:Capital City, good connections to rest of Turkey and beyond
- Cons:Hot and humid in summer
- In a nutshell:Anit Kabir, is worth visiting the city for! Look for the hidden gems
This mosque is the newest mosque in Ankara, and is possibly one of the largest mosques in the world! Building work... more travel advice
At the end of the 300 metre long Lions Way, you enter a vast square, with colonades on 3 sides, with the 4th side facing... more travel advice
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