Atatürk Forest Farm and Zoo (Atatürk Orman Çiftlii) , TR 06105 Ankara ( last change : 14.06.2010 11:26:54 )

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Atatürk Forest Farm and Zoo (Atatürk Orman Çiftlii)
Alparslan Türkey Caddesi 72,
TR- 06105 Ankara
Phone : +90.312.211 01 70    
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Atatürk Forest Farm and Zoo (Atatürk Orman Çiftliği) is an expansive recreational farming area which houses a zoo, several small agricultural farms, greenhouses, restaurants, a dairy farm and a brewery. An interesting example of intentional preservation of a former land use within an urban area.

After the establishment of Turkish Republic, Atatürk immediately began reform movements in various fields to raise Turkey to the level of developed countries. Agriculture is one of them and he ordered to establish sample farms throughout the country ad the demonstration, teaching of new techniques. Atatürk Orman Çiftliği of Ankara being the first sample founded in 1925 and named after him. Take your beloved ones with you and enjoy under the green trees and pay a visit to the replica of the house where Atatürk was born in Salonica /Greece and converted into a museum in 1981.

Covering an area of 25,000 acres, the farm today hosts Hayvanat Bahçesi, beer factory, wine distillery, fruit juice factory and a dairy. Do not miss to taste AOÇ ice cream. You can purchase potable flowers and plants from the greenhouses within the park and Christmas trees during the season. Çiftlik Merkez Restaurant, one of the oldest establishments, with its local and international cuisine backed up with a beautiful green garden, will help you to relax and enjoy your food. Giraffes, monkeys, lions, zebras and elephants are all wandering around to add some more joy to your excursion. Because of the size of the land, over 2,300 acres of it was set-up as a park and is one of the well known recreational areas among middle class natives. Keep in mind that you will be struggling with crowd over the weekends, especially when the weather is smiling.

Opening hours :
open dayly

Restaurant, Description :
Çiftlik Merkez Restaurant, Cafés and other establishments scattered around the farm.

Infrastructure :
  Imbiss/Kiosk  Picknick  Grillplatz     



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