This 125 metre high observation and communication tower is located in the heart of the city in Çankaya. The tower also doubles as a shopping mall so before you are laden with bags, travel to the top to get a panoramic view of the city, or better yet, watch the magnificent Ankara sunset.
This is an ideal place to enjoy a coffee or tea and if you have a sweet tooth, don´t worry, there are plenty of pastries, ice creams, cakes and cookies to choose from. Or why not try the recommendation, the lemon cheesecake? On the menu you will also find food such as salads, soups, toasts, wraps and kebab.
Ulus, located in the historic district, has a maze of market stalls under one roof selling goods for low-budget shoppers. Another must in the area around Ulus is the Atpazarı, Old Horse Market, and Çıkrıkçılar yokuşu. It does not get more authentic than that. The area is also home to most of the town's antiques dealers.
Ankamall is a huge and central mall in Ankara and easily accessible as it is next to the Akkopru metro. It houses all the popular international fashion brands such as Gant, H&M, Levi's, Mango, Lee and Zara. There is also a small outdoor amusement park for children just outside the entrance. Be aware that this is a very popular mall so it might get overcrowded.
This is not just a shopping mall with a wide variety of stores such as Tommy Hilfiger, Mango outlet, Samsung, Pierre Cardin but also houses an amazing aquarium. While you are shopping you can also taste the delicious Turkish and international cuisines in one of the restaurants inside the mall.
Kentpark Alisveris Merkezi is a very modern and spacious shopping mall that provides everything from fashion clothing and shoes, to jewellery, electronics, homemaker's and restaurants. Here you will find many high fashion brands such as Calvin Klein, Gap, Lacoste, Timberland, Victoria Secret, Tommy Hilfiger, Disney Baby and Swatch.
Forum Ankara Outlet is located in the Ovacik region of the Kecioren district and is easily accessible from around the city. It opened its doors in 2008 and since then it has become a major centre of attraction. Here you will find everything from fashion clothing and shoes to toys, books, jewellery, bags, sport items, electronics and a cinema.
Another big shopping mall in Ankara where you will find not only unique international brands but also national brands. With five floors of shopping, cafes, restaurant, bowling, video games and a cinema you will not get bored. They also provide a kid’s playground so the little once can also have a good time at this huge shopping complex.
Ankara Esenboga Airport is located approximately 33 kilometers north of Ankara. Havaş, airport buses and shuttles, run regularly to and from the city. The buses for the city centre depart from the airport approximately 25 minutes after landing and do generally not operate between 9.30pm-3am, depending on their final stop. They have two stops in the city, one near the stadium and one in Asti Bus Terminal, which is located further away. There are also public city buses, Ego, running to and from the airport. The buses leave right outside the arrivals floor, in both the Domestic Terminal and International Terminal. Taxis are another option and they are available 24 hours every day. Car rental and parking are available at the airport.
In Ankara there are many means of transport, which are both cheap and easy. Asti Bus Terminal is the main bus terminal, here you can take the bus to any destination within the country and it is located about 5 kilometres southwest of the city centre. The Metro and Ankaray, both underground transports, are the fastest way to get around some parts of the city. City buses go all around the city, but you need to buy tickets. On Belediye Otobüsü buses (EGO), the red and blu ones, you should opt for the electronic ticket. On Halk Otobüsü buses, the green or blue ones, you pay with cash.
In all Turkish cities it is not hard to get a taxi, and they are also the easiest way to get around. Look for the yellow taxis with the sign “Taksi” on top. In Ankara and Turkey in general, you can also find the Dolmuş. Dolmuş is a sort of cheap taxi service with cars and minibuses, stopping at requested stops.