Central Anatolia Travel Guide
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Some of the oldest known human settlements were established in the hills and valleys of Central Anatolia, but today the main attraction in this part of Turkey is the magical landscape of Cappadocia, where wind and rain have shaped the area's soft volcanic rock into a kind of fairytale landscape.
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Central Anatolia is the one region in Turkey that does not touch water, so fish has to be trucked or flown in. Be prepared for a lot of meat; that means...read more
Things To Do in Central Anatolia
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Hike the valleys of Cappadocia: Trails lead past fantastic rock formations and to cave entrances that open on ornately decorated churches.... Read more
The museum in Konya calls Rumi (also known as Jalal al-Din Muhammed Rumi or simply as "Mevlâna"), a "Turkish theosophic philosopher," though... Read more
One of the best ways to appreciate the expansive, diverse landscape of Cappadocia's landscape is from above, in a hot-air balloon. The flights... Read more
Tamerlane, the fearsome descendent of Genghis Khan, laid siege to Ankara in 1402 and wrested control of the city away from Beyazit, the Ottoman... Read more
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It is 10:15PM in this part of the globe. Read more
My wife, Joanne and I (from London, Ontario, Canada) went on our first "Bus Tour" and our first tour organized by Gate 1 Travel through a recommendation of a friend, Larry (from North Carolina) in late Read more
Travelers to Turkey within the next few weeks or months should review following facts and ask any questions they wish :
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