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  • Fang W
    Beijing, China3 contributions
    Where you can’t miss in Ankara, or I can say in Turkey, it’s definitely spectacular, it convinced me that how great Kemal was and why Turkish people love him so much, he is a hero, a legend, he deserved the honour, and this place was infused of great love and respect towards to Kemal and his beloved nation
    love from China
    Written April 22, 2023
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  • VeniVeniVisitavi
    Adana, Türkiye51 contributions
    Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi (Museum of Anatolian Civilizations) is a museum located in Ankara, Turkey, which houses artifacts from various civilizations that have inhabited Anatolia throughout history.

    The museum is housed in a historic building that was originally constructed as a 15th-century Ottoman Bedesten (covered bazaar) in the old town of Ankara. In the early 20th century, the building was restored and converted into a museum to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Anatolia.

    The museum's collections include artifacts from the Paleolithic era to the Ottoman period, including pieces from the Hittite, Phrygian, and Roman civilizations. Some of the most notable exhibits include the statue of the Hittite Storm God Tarhunt, the Karum Tablet Archive from the Hittite period, and the artifacts from the royal tombs at Gordion.

    The museum's exhibits are arranged chronologically and thematically, and include a wide range of artifacts, such as sculptures, pottery, coins, and jewelry. The museum also features a library, a conservation laboratory, and a conference hall.

    Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi is considered to be one of the most important museums in Turkey, and attracts visitors from around the world who are interested in exploring the rich cultural history of Anatolia.
    Written March 19, 2023
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  • Muratcan Isildak
    Ankara, Türkiye18 contributions
    I really enjoyed this ancient museum , it s made with cars and toys from old times.. you should really visit and enjoy the past..
    Written April 23, 2023
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia16,866 contributions
    Haci Bayram is one of the oldest Mosques in Ankara dating back to 17 century Ottoman era. While the architecture is quite usual Ottoman style you can see all over Turkey, I found its location much more interesting.
    As you're approaching it you'll spot the Roman era Temple of Augustus from the 1st cent. Considering its age its pretty good preserved, specially two main walls.
    The Mosque is built right beside the Temple with its back wall relying on the ancient Temple wall which I found interesting and pretty odd.
    You can enter the Mosque which has beautiful wood carvings inside, and on the right side of it is Haci Bayram grave which appears to be a pilgrimage site as many wait in line to pay their respects.
    Written October 20, 2022
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  • Sebastian C
    London, UK17 contributions
    Stunning views from the top of Ankara!

    The Castle is small and not that great but just for the views is much recommended.

    Also it's interesting to see the local houses around. The most of them are now been renewed and you can see the locals nearby. They are kind and friendly

    Also you have a Souvenir Shop with friendly Staff and different souvenirs at a very good prices.
    Written April 15, 2023
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  • Sebastian C
    London, UK17 contributions
    I have seen so many different mosques around the world, but this one is the most beautiful I have ever seen ❤️ Highly recommended specially at night time when is all illuminated inside.

    It has a massive round lamp in the middle!
    Written April 15, 2023
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  • Sally Kropacek
    68 contributions
    Located in a 17th century building, this is the place from which Turkey's struggle for independence after the wreckage of WWI was directed. It is an awe inspiring story which, unusually, for a national founding mythology, is a place where mythology and fact coincide. Well worth a visit along with the Republic Museum. 60 TL for both per person.
    Written May 9, 2023
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  • Smith B
    16 contributions
    A decent and wonderful environment to go with your family. There are many different subjects that can attract the attention of children and adults. There are dinosaur and whale skeletons, 800-year-old tree trunks, underwater skeletons, frozen animals and plants, metallurgical items, and a variety of stones. There are science experiments in the building opposite.. Dinosaur sculptures add a nice ambience.. There is no parking problem, the staff are attentive and friendly..
    Infinite thanks to everyone who contributed to its construction.. I think it adds value to Ankara..
    Written June 1, 2022
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  • Muratcan Isildak
    Ankara, Türkiye18 contributions
    İt used to be a more historical place , but with the last restorations it has lost the soul .. if you have time have a look to see the dark side of the history...
    Written May 1, 2023
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  • Muratcan Isildak
    Ankara, Türkiye18 contributions
    Enjoy the ancient atmosphere and the quietness of the evening , you can read your book and enjoy your coffee..
    Written May 1, 2023
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  • Hardygirl
    Edinburgh, Scotland65 contributions
    I enjoyed my two days in Ankara. It is much less touristy and much cheaper than Istanbul and although it is much less picturesque it nevertheless has some excellent museums and an interesting old town around the castle. Take your Google translate because the standard of English is not great but the locals are very welcoming and make full use of Google translate!
    Written May 3, 2023
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  • Geoff C
    London, UK417 contributions
    This is a really good museum. It’s compact and well laid out; it has an interesting selection of artefacts on display with labels in English and Turkish. It’s well worth a visit if you’re in the old part of Ankara.
    Written April 13, 2023
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  • Ferudun Babacan
    Türkiye136 contributions
    Depending on population increase and as a result of building apartments for accomodating unfortunately we are loosing our village culture and the children living at the apartments they do not know the village life and animals and farming etc
    Written February 11, 2019
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia16,866 contributions
    Ankamall is the biggest shopping mall in the Turkish capital. It's little bit out of the main tourist area, but easy accessible with taxi which is very cheap.
    It's a classic western style mall on several levels with many big name famous international chains, as well domestic ones.
    TIPS:
    - Look for "Indirim" sign on stores which means "sale",
    - when returning back downtown don't wait your taxi in front, as there're huge lines, but rather walk 5 min to the main street and simply hail it.
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia16,866 contributions
    This review is a continuation from my first Parliament review, on TA named as "1. TBMM Kurtulus Savasi Muzesi", which is 100 m up the street.
    To better understand, I advise visiting this after the first Parliament - the same ticket of 3-4 Euros is valid for both.
    This edifice was primary built for the Republican People's party, but was converted into a Parliament and served for that purpose 1924-1960.
    On the lower floor is the big assembly room with Ataturk vax figure on the balcony.
    The upper floor has offices of the President, Prime minister, clerks and a guest meeting room. Count on 30-45 min for your visit.
    Written October 20, 2022
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