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  • 10 vibes for Çankırı

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    Tuz Cave; is an area located 19 km from the central district and estimated to have been operating since the Hittite Period. Salt deposits in this area have the largest rock salt reserve in our country. The cave, which consists of caverns opened to obtain salt, offers a unique beauty.  

    The Radio and Communication Museum is a museum founded on the records of radio curiosity of an old inventor named Ferit Akalın from Çankırı. and his adventures, from installing the first television antennas in Çankırı to remote controlling a vehicle in a stadium through radio frequency.  

    Çankırı Museum started its activities in 1972 with the exhibition of archaeological and ethnographic artifacts in a part of the Public Education building. The museum exhibits the artifacts from the Bronze Period, Hittite, Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman periods. 

    The Ilgaz Mountain National Park is located in the transition zone between the Black Sea and Central Anatolia Regions. The area has a unique topographical structure, rich vegetation, a beneficial atmosphere for human health and richness of wildlife, as well as winter and nature sports opportunities. 

    Ulu Mosque has been opened to worship in 1558 and has been built by Sadık Kalfa, who was educated by Mimar Sinan. Its architecture is designed in the form of a large full dome in the centre and half domes on all four sides of this dome. Its walls and minaret are made of cut stone, and the dome tops are lead coated. 

    Taş Mosque is the most important building remaining from the Seljuk Period in Çankırı. With its Darüşşifa built in 1235 and an additional Darülhadis institute next to it in 1242, Çankırı has become the first founder of health institutions.  Another aspect that gives importance to Taş Mosque in addition to its architectural feature is the presence of two figured stone pieces, one on the building and the other in the form of a sculpture.  

    Çankırı Castle is built on a small hill in the north of the city. It has been known as a fortress famous for its strength during the Roman, Byzantine, Danishment, Seljuk, and Ottoman periods.  

    Çankırı Clock Tower has been brought to Çankırı via İnebolu in 1866. Swiss-made tower, which has a square clock plan and a rectangular body, is placed on a platform. It is 15 meters high. 

    Eldivan Bülbül Spring is located 23 km from the city centre, in a forested area. There are pine, oak trees in the area; willow trees, and a small amount of hazelnut, poplar, wild plum, and hawthorn trees along the streams. 

    Yaran TalksYaran, which is the most important value in the socio-economic and socio-cultural structure of the province, is a community established by 24 tradesmen. It is an ahi community tradition.