When visiting Ankara you...
When visiting Ankara you absolutely must: visit Anýtkabir, Mustafa Kemal ATATURK's Mausoleum.Located in an imposing position in the Anittepe quarter of the city stands the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic. Completed in 1953, it is an impressive fusion of ancient and modern architectural ideas and remains unsurpassed as an accomplishment of modern Turkish architecture. There is a museum housing writings, letters and items belonging to Ataturk as well as an exhibition of photographs recording important moments in his life and the establishment of the republic. (Anitkabir and the museum is open everyday, except Mondays. During the summer, there is a light and sound show in the evenings).
Although they are not as well known as Egyptians, the Hittite civilization has added a lot to world culture.
One of the world's first parliaments, as PANKU
Their only fault was to use resources for the good of ordinary people, instead of building up enourmous monuments only for kings by oppressing people using the religions. Thier only fault was keeping a pluralist culture, with tolerence to all cultures, on the contrary to Egyptians....
That is why they are not very well known.
A quiet place to drink and eat
It is a nice place with friendly people. Exactly, not a cool place.They have got good food and the customers are always respectful.
It is on Sakarya street. Ask it to anybody, and they will show you.
You can go there with your father as I did (see photo:) )
Visit Ataturk Memorial...
Visit Ataturk Memorial Park.
Ataturk was extremely important to Turkey. He was a general, became a national hero, declared Turkey a repuplic and completely reformed Turkish society. The mausoleum reflects the immense respect that the Turks still have for him.
Visit the museum on the main train station
This building was originally allocated to Ataturk upon his arrival in Ankara on December 27 Th, 1919 as a Supreme Military Command Headquarters. It was here that Ataturk made many important national and foreign decisions between 1920 and 1922 including the operational plans for the War of Independence , the treaty that was signed with France on October 21 st , 1921 and the decision for establishing the Turkish Parliament. If you are waiting for a train this is an ideal way to spend your time. The staff are very friendly and only too willing to show you the various rooms which contain various artefacts that Ataturk used when he used the building. Free
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