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Shopping in Ankara

For many people, shopping usually is an enjoyable experience but somehow other people find it very frustrating.

It always aids you to know where to set off and find what you are searching for while you are shopping. There is

a wide range of selection regarding to shopping in Ankara that is between department stores, supermarkets, and weekly markets. With this excellent range, you are bound to find what you are looking for in Ankara.


One of the busy shopping areas in Ankara is Kizilay, which is situated at the centre of the city. The verification of this city is dynamic through all the restaurants, pastry shops, bookstores, business centers, cafes, and pasajs, which are called arcades in English.



Ulu is an old shopping region and this is where the "Hall" is situated. Through these small streets, you will be able to

find shops that sell electrical devices. Other streets are lined up with clothing stores even though they are oriented towards the people with lower income. If you continue walking on the way to Ankara Kalesi, you easily will find Çikrikçilar Yokusu, which is a very old and well-known antique area. You can find plentiful of antique dealers and coppersmiths here. If you are very interested in buying antiques, do not fail to see the weekly Antika Pazari of

Ayranci, which is opened on the first Sunday of every month.


If you keep going in the direction of Çankaya, you will arrive at Kavaklidere. At this time, you can find the Tunali Hilmi Caddesi, which is one of the most modern shopping zones and desired places for a leisurely walk in Ankara. It's well known for its modern shops, music stores, pastry shops, pasaj, cinemas and cafes.


The most popular shopping mall in Ankara's city centre is Kugulu Park, which is on the starting of the street, and at its end is Karum. Another desired district to explore for shopping is Arjantin Caddesi in Gaziosmanpasa. Here, you will be tempted with several of the home decoration stores, well known designer boutiques, restaurants, smart cafes, gourmet shops and jewelers which are included at this particular area.


Ankara shoppingIn Çankaya, Atakule is the tallest skyscraper in Ankara. Atakule is as high as 125 meters and it is equipped with a rotating tower. This building is where you can find a wide range of stores like "Dreamland" amusement center as well as the marriage agency. Moreover, a glass frame elevator will take you up to the peak of the tower to

enjoy beautiful views of Ankara.


The current shopping areas of the newer housing areas are Ankuva, Carrefour, Anka Mall, Mesa Plaza, and the latest Armada. In the same place, you will be able to find many restaurants, cafes, fast food courts and movie theatres and hundreds of shops as well as extra-large grocery stores. In addition, shopping absolutely can be less stressful, well, thanks to these locations. Even the parking areas are not a trouble and its just one stop to a shopping paradise.

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