Although Ankara might be Turkey’s capital, most visitors to the country head straight for Istanbul instead. This means that the city that defined modern-day Turkey is still relatively undiscovered.
The city’s defining attraction is the Ataturk Mausoleum, a pilgrimage point for many Turks. Perched on the top of a hill overlooking the city, the structure is the final resting place for Kemal Ataturk, the first president and founder of the Republic of Turkey. For holidaymakers who’d like to learn a little more about Turkey’s past, Ankara contains plenty of museums. The Anatolian Civilisations Museum contains over 200,000 historical pieces, whilst the Museum of the War of Independence documents this turbulent period in Turkey’s past.
After all that sightseeing, relax in the manner of the locals by taking a traditional hamman, you’ll be able to relax in warm room before being exfoliated and massaged. The Roman Baths and Temple of Augustus are some of the oldest sites in the city and well worth exploring.
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