"The Ethnography Museum in Ankara" Turkey Off The Beaten Path Tip by Paul2001
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The Ethnography Museum is housed in the building which was a onetime the offices of Ataturk. Upon his death the building temperarioly was used as his tomb. Today it is home of a small but good museum displaying exhibits detailing the rich folklore of the Anatolian Peninsula. There are many lifesize dioramas here with manaquins dressed in native costume. Each display is immaculately detailed and features various aspects of life in Turkey such a wedding procession. There are also of course many a carpet on display here. The museum was just recently reopened after a period of restoration.
The Ethnography Museum is open from 8:30am to 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday. It costs just $1.50 to enter. It is located by the Opera House and a large hospital.
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