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'''Sivas''' is a city in northeastern part of [[Central Anatolia]], [[Turkey]].
 
'''Sivas''' is a city in northeastern part of [[Central Anatolia]], [[Turkey]].
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==Understand==
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===Climate===
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As with most other parts of Anatolian highland, nights even in summer are a bit chilly in Sivas, so don't forget to pack along at least a cardigan with you.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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==See==
 
==See==
*<see name="Buruciye Medresesi" alt="" address="Centrum" directions="" phone="" url="http://wowturkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36361" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Wonderful designed school. Built by Seljuks. Nice photography place, great sun movements.</see>
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*<see name="Buruciye Medresesi" alt="" address="" directions="at the city centre" phone="" url="http://www.buruciye.org/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">An ancient Islamic school with wonderful architecture with the usual majestic gate like the other Seljuk sites have. A nice to take lots of photographs as great sights occur as the sun moves.</see>
  
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
- Drink Turkish Coffee at Cerkezin Kahvesi
 
- 165 km southeast of Sivas, is Divrigi, an ancient town, which was once a Byzantine site. By the 12th and 13th centuries, it was the capital of Turkish Mengucek Emirs, and the remains of Ulu Mosque of 1229 and a citadel remain from the period. The Baroque style portal of this magnificent mosque is a real masterpiece of stonework, and this monumental building has been declared by UNESCO to be one of the eminent cultural heritages of the world.
 
- Soguk Cermik is another spa center. Hafik, Todurge (Zara), and Gokpinar (Gurun) Lakes are some of the interesting places for picnicking, boating and fishing.
 
- Besides its historical treasures, the city possesses several other specialties, one of which is Balikli Kaplica, an interesting spa of the town Kangal. It is a thermal spring, filled with tiny fish living in the hot waters, which provides a different type of cure for skin complaints. It is the only cure center in the world for "Sedef Hastaligi" (psoriasis).
 
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
*<eat name="Etli Ekmek" alt="Great meatly bread. delicious" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Sivas Sıla Etli Ekmek</eat>
 
  
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* <eat name="Sıla Etli Ekmek" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">A great place to have ''etli ekmek''&mdash;long thin breads topped with finely minced meat, kind of a Turkish pizza, a speciality of [[Central Anatolia]].</eat>
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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* '''Çerkezin Kahvesi''' is a good place to have a cup of Turkish coffee.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
* [[Divrigi]], a [[UNESCO World Heritage List|UNESCO World Heritage site]] in the east, is 180 km away and reachable by minibuses and trains from Sivas.
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* [[Divrigi]], with its impressive mosque that is a [[UNESCO World Heritage List|UNESCO World Heritage site]] in the east, is 180 km away and reachable by minibuses and trains from Sivas.
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===Spas===
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There are a number of [[spas]] in the countryside surrounding Sivas.
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* '''Soğuk Çermik''' is a spa center. Hafik, Todurge (Zara), and Gokpinar (Gurun) Lakes are some of the interesting nearby places for picnicking, boating and fishing.
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* Besides its historical treasures, the surrounding region possesses several other specialties, one of which is '''Balıklı Kaplıca''', an interesting spa in the town of [[Kangal]]. It is a [[Hot springs|thermal spring]], filled with tiny fish living in the hot waters, which provides a different type of cure for skin complaints. It is the only cure center in the world for psoriasis, known in Turkish as ''sedef hastalığı''.
  
 
{{IsPartOf|Central Anatolia}}
 
{{IsPartOf|Central Anatolia}}

Revision as of 15:24, 12 December 2009

Sivas is a city in northeastern part of Central Anatolia, Turkey.

Contents

Understand

Climate

As with most other parts of Anatolian highland, nights even in summer are a bit chilly in Sivas, so don't forget to pack along at least a cardigan with you.

Get in

By plane

There are daily flights from Istanbul to Sivas Airport (VAS). A number of other cities across Turkey are also served with less frequent flights.

By train

Trains from:

See Turkish State Railways website for more details [1].

By bus

As Turkish bus system is extensive, you can find buses from many cities in Turkey, including Istanbul and Ankara among many others.

Get around

See

  • Buruciye Medresesi, (at the city centre), [2]. An ancient Islamic school with wonderful architecture with the usual majestic gate like the other Seljuk sites have. A nice to take lots of photographs as great sights occur as the sun moves.


Do

Buy

Eat

  • Sıla Etli Ekmek. A great place to have etli ekmek—long thin breads topped with finely minced meat, kind of a Turkish pizza, a speciality of Central Anatolia.

Drink

  • Çerkezin Kahvesi is a good place to have a cup of Turkish coffee.

Sleep

Contact

The telephone code of the city (and surrounding towns) is (+90) 346.

Get out

Spas

There are a number of spas in the countryside surrounding Sivas.

  • Soğuk Çermik is a spa center. Hafik, Todurge (Zara), and Gokpinar (Gurun) Lakes are some of the interesting nearby places for picnicking, boating and fishing.
  • Besides its historical treasures, the surrounding region possesses several other specialties, one of which is Balıklı Kaplıca, an interesting spa in the town of Kangal. It is a thermal spring, filled with tiny fish living in the hot waters, which provides a different type of cure for skin complaints. It is the only cure center in the world for psoriasis, known in Turkish as sedef hastalığı.



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