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Central Anatolia



Central Anatolia is a region, which is divided into various provinces. Each of the provinces of Central Anatolia is famous for its attractions and tourist activities all over the world. There are historical sites, which are informative and throw light on the culture and heritage of the city. The various provinces of Central Anatolia have wonderful landscapes, more so because of the geographical making of the region. Central Anatolia is a plateau region and it is also located between two folded mountain range. Central Anatolia in Turkey is the largest region after Eastern Anatolia. The location between the mountains and on the plateau gives rise to amazing scenic beauty that makes many tourists fall in love with the wonders of Turkey.

Being a plateau region, Central Anatolia has two large basins known as the Tuz Golu and the Konya. Both these waterbeds are inland ones so is their drainage. The region near the basins is the place where you will find maximum number of population. This is more so because cultivation of land is possible only near them. The provinces of Central Anatolia are Yozgat, Nevsehir, Kirsehir, Karaman, Cankiri, Ankara, Eskisehir, Kayseri, Kirikkale, Nigde, Konya, and Sivas. The climate of the Central Anatolia region is continental. Therefore the best time to visit would be during the spring and autumn when the climate is very pleasant and moderate. Livestock and handicrafts are the main occupation of the inhabitants of Central Anatolia region.

There are as many as 13 cities in Central Anatolia which tourists love to visit. The places to visit in Central Anatolia are Tuz Lake, Gordion, Phyrgia, Hattusas, Catalhoyuk and Cappadocia. Cappadocia is densely populated and the region is very fertile. There are many important historical remains of the churches, underground cities and palaces in Cappadocia. This region has been ruled by many foreign rulers for its beauty. There are parks, valleys and many other archaeological remains, which you can see in Cappadocia in Central Anatolia.

The Tuz Lake is another attraction in Central Anatolia. This is a saline lake from where salt is extracted. The region near the Tuz Lake has many smaller lakes where you can spend a delightful time. Gordion is also known as Gordium and is a major tourist attraction in Central Anatolia. It has the royal road from where the kings used to travel. It is also the center for trade and commerce. There are traces of the many foreign kings coming to this region. There are museums where all the relics are kept for the tourist to view.