Ankara

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Ankara

The capital of Turkey is the country's second-largest city and in many ways Ankara is favoured over Istanbul for a visit, boasting an impressive choice of tourist attractions. Ankara boasts thousands of years of rich history within its Citadel walls and features a plethora of striking architectural styles. The Old Town is called Ulus and is the main attraction for tourists, with its narrow lanes, restored ancient buildings and fabulous restaurants. Ankara also has a newer part, which is loaded with hotels and shops and features trendy eating streets. Must-see tourist attractions to look out for include the fine Ataturk Mausoleum, the ancient Roman Baths, and the Temple of Augustus and Rome. Meanwhile, Genclik Parki is perfect for those with kids, with its artificial lake and children's funfair.