is a city in the Central Karadeniz
region in Turkey
. It lies next to the ruins of the ancient Hittite city of Hattusas
, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Bogazkale is off the Ankara - Samsun road from the town of Sungurlu and there are plenty of buses that run on that route. Dolmuses and Buses run between Sungurlu and Bogazkale but the service can be iffy. Taxis are available between Sungurlu and Bogazkale.
- Hattusas, the ruins of a Hittite city dating from about 2000 B.C. to 1000 B.C. At one time it must have been a great and impressive city but today little remains except for the reconstructed foundations. However, the plan of the city is still evident and walking around the ruins makes an interesting and instructive day.
- Bogazkale Museum A few objects from the Hattusas (most are in Ankara) and lots of photographs of the excavations.
- Yazilkaya An excavation site containing Hittite buildings. The foundations of large religious buildings from that period are still visible.
- Durak Hotel, ☎ +90 364 232 2032. Price: 35 euro in 2015. About the only hotel 22km to Bogazkale and 5km to Alacahoyuk. The hotel has a few rooms with shared bathroom and a restaurant on the ground floor. Run by Mutlu, the friendly owner, who are only too happy to chat and give advice. edit