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Central Anatolia

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Central Anatolia (Turkish: İç Anadolu) is a region of Turkey. It occupies country's central plateau, which is mostly a steppe.

Provinces

  • Aksaray Province
  • Ankara Province
  • Çankiri Province
  • Eskişehir Province
  • Karaman Province
  • Kayseri Province
  • Kirikkale Province
  • Kırşehir Province
  • Konya Province
  • Nevşehir Province
  • Niğde Province
  • Sivas Province
  • Yozgat Province

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Other destinations

  • Beypazari - old town with Ottoman architecture on the silk road near Ankara.
  • Bogazkale - an ancient Hittite city
  • Cappadocia - a land of "fairy chimneys" and underground cities.

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  • Tuz Gölü (literally Salt Lake) is located in the very centre of Central Anatolia, between Ankara, Konya, and Aksaray, and is Turkey's second largest lake after Lake Van, although only about 2 (yes, two) meters deep at most. During summer months, it literally evaporates and leaves behind a flat and completely white landscape, just like a salt desert. You can walk around or even harvest salt with your own hands. It's also a good spot for birdwatching as it's an important stop-over for migratory birds on their route from Europe to Africa and vice versa during spring and autumn. Don't forget to bring good shoes and sunglasses as the already-shiny sun reflects to eyes double stronger with the extra power it obtains from saltpan.

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