Shopping & Leisure
Shopping and Leisure
In Samsun, the main shopping areas for food, clothes, toys, presents, electric-electronic items etc. are Çiftlik (on İstiklal Caddesi), Mecidiye (on Gazi Caddesi) and Yabancılar Çarşısı at “Meydan” (City Square) . Other various sized shopping malls where you can find almost everything are: Piazza, Bulvar, Yeşilyurt and Lovelet Shopping Malls, Makro, Migros, BIM, A101, Carrefour etc.
Among many, here are some of the historical places you can enjoy visiting: Istanbul, city of Safranbolu (Karabük), Hattusas (Boğazköy)- Capital of Hittite (Çorum), Mount Nemrut (Adıyaman-Kahta), Xanthos-Letoon (Antalya-Muğla), Divriği Ulu Camii and Hospital (Sivas), the ancient city of Troy (Çanakkale), Pamukkale-Hierapolis (Denizli), Göreme National Park and Cappadocia (Nevşehir).
Samsun is a city in the Central Karadeniz (Black Sea) Region of Turkey. It is the largest city and port on the Turkish Black Sea coast and has a special place in the Republican History of Turkey, as this is where the republic’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, has set foot to start the War of Independence in 1919.
There are many places you can visit in Samsun as it is famous for its:
Statue of Honour,
Samsun City Museum,
Legend that the Amazons lived in Terme,
Thermal Springs in Havza and Ladik,
Hazelnut, Tobacco and Rice plantations,
Annual International Folk Dancing Festival etc.
Visiting Turkey and Samsun while you study will give you the opportunity to comprehend Turkey’s cultural and historical richness.
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