Located in the Central Anatolia Region, Çankırı is surrounded by Kırıkkale, Ankara, Bolu, Karabük and Kastamonu and its population is 180 thousand in total. Çankırı, which has a high tourism potential, has many history as well as natural beauties upon the adoption of different civilizations.
Here are the 5 best things that you can do in Çankırı;
You can start your journey with Çankırı Castle. The castle, reflecting a part of the history of Çankırı, was built by the Hittites and rubble stone and brick were used during its construction. Çankırı Castle, located in the northern part of the city, has a height of 730 meters. Since the time it was built, it has been used by the Romans, Byzantines, Danişmentliler, Seljuks and Ottomans.
You can visit Koca Meşe (big oak tree). This tree, which is a really big oak tree as its name, is located in the southeast of Karacaözü Village, right next to the stream bed. Those who see it up close are amazed with a little surprise at the height of its main trunk and branches. The branches are approximately 15 meters with the height of the trunk. The Big Oak, whose body is empty and nothing can be filled, is among the places you should definitely visit if you visit the region.
You can add Çankırı Houses on your list. Çankırı Houses, which have been brought to tourism, provide a lot of information about the geological and economic structure of the period. Houses with a total number of 108 have been registered and taken under protection as a result of the decision of the Immovable Cultural and Natural Heritage High Council. These houses, which reflect all the features of a classical Turkish house, are generally built as two floors. The first floor is designed for winter and has kitchen and living rooms. The second floor is generally reserved for guests. There are always empty rooms on the second floors of all houses.
The Glass View Terrace, where you can spend pleasant hours in Çankırı, is among the places you should definitely visit. The glass terrace, which is located in the center of the city and built at the point where Çankırı Castle is located, is also known as the viewing terrace with the widest floor in our country.
The thermal spring in Çankırı Kurşunlu is an important thermal tourism point of the city. The Çavundur Thermal Springs, which have been used as a hotel for a long time, are approximately 1 hour away from Çankırı. The facility, which has 115 rooms and two pools in total, is an ideal point to relax and enjoy the day.
How to get to Çankırı?
Those who want to come to Ankara by airway can usually come by transferring from Ankara. Ankara Esenboğa Airport is approximately 110 km away. After arriving in Ankara by air, transportation is provided by intercity buses or private car rental from the airport.
There are also intercity buses that come directly to Çankırı from many points in Turkey. The cost of bus services from Ankara to Çankırı starts from 27-30 TL. The journey takes approximately 2 hours.