Places to Visit in Camlidere

Feb. 26, 2024
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Çamlıdere is a district of the city of Ankara, located in the Central Anatolia Region of our country and known as our capital. There are many places worth seeing in the district, which is approximately 105 kilometers away from Ankara city center. Çamlıdere, one of the smallest districts of the city in terms of population, is among the frequent destinations especially for nature lovers. Since many parts of the district are surrounded by lush green forests, it is very suitable for those who want to spend time in touch with nature. In this district, which is an ideal region for those who want to get away from the city noise and take a breath, many enjoyable nature activities are held regularly every year. Çamlıdere has both nature and historical sightseeing routes in terms of places to visit. Before talking about these places, let's talk about how you can come to the district.

There are many different options for transportation to Çamlıdere district, one of the important places of Ankara. Those coming from Ankara city center can easily reach there if they have a private vehicle. Travelers who do not plan to come with a private vehicle or who do not have a private vehicle can come to the region by taking public transportation such as minibuses. Those who plan to come from outside Ankara can use the navigation application for accurate directions if they will be traveling with their private vehicles. Another option for transportation to the region is bus travel. You can choose one of the companies that provide bus services from your location to the bus terminal serving in Ankara's Yenimahalle district. After arriving at the bus terminal, you can take public buses to Çamlıdere district or take advantage of taxi services. Another alternative you can consider for transportation to the district is air travel.

It is possible to reach Esenboğa Airport, which is located approximately 40 minutes away from Ankara city center. There are regular flights to this region from many points of our country. You can have a pleasant journey by choosing the one that suits you best among the airline companies. After landing at the airport, you can go to the city center by transfer vehicles and then take public transportation to go to the district. Yes, after mentioning the transportation information, it is time to create our list of places to visit in Çamlıdere. Among the places you should not leave without seeing when you come to the district are Çamlıdere Plateau and Pond, Ali Semerkandi Tomb and Social Complex, Çamlıdere Toy Museum, Çamkoru Nature Park and Aluçdağı Nature Park. Let's take a look at the highlights of these travel routes together.

Çamlıdere Plateau and Pond

When you come to Çamlıdere district, the first travel route you should visit is Çamlıdere Plateau and Pond, which has the same name as the district.

You can easily reach this area, which is located approximately 5 kilometers from the town center, with your private car or taxi. We should point out that this place is also very suitable for families with children. Because there are playgrounds here where children can have fun. When the clean air of the plateau meets the magnificent lake view, beautiful images emerge. The surroundings of the lake are completely surrounded by pine trees. You can have a picnic here, and if you wish, you can crown this picnic activity with a barbecue and spend peaceful hours.

Ali Samarkandi Tomb and Complex

Ali Samarkandi Tomb and Social Complex, which is one of the spots frequently visited by those who care about religious issues and spirituality, is an important place you may encounter as soon as you set foot in the district.

Hz. Hazrat Sheikh Ali Samarkandi, a descendant of Omar, was given the task of spreading Islam by our Prophet. His Excellency Ali Samarkandi, who fulfilled this duty well, lost his life in this district. You can visit this tomb and social complex, which is of great importance in terms of religious tourism, and talk to the local people to learn more about this person.

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Camlidere Toy Museum

Çamlıdere Toy Museum is one of the museums that is appreciated by adults as much as it appeals to children. You can come here with your private vehicle or by bus.

Since the appearance of the museum is likened to a train car, it is also known as the Choo Choo Train Game and Toy Museum. You can have a wonderful and fun-filled time in this museum, where thousands of toys are exhibited, and go on a pleasant journey into the history of toys. We would also like to underline that entrance to the museum is free.

Camkoru Nature Park

The next stop on our list of places to visit in Çamlıdere is Çamkoru Nature Park, located approximately 15 kilometers away from the town center.

The easiest way to reach the area where this park is located is to come with your own vehicle. If you do not have a car, you can use taxi facilities. Where this nature park is located, there is a park with the same name and a magnificent view. There is also Çamkoru Pond, which fascinates its visitors. One of the activities you can do here is to pitch a tent and camp.

You can also go for a nature walk, have a picnic near the lake and take photos with wonderful nature views. Since there are no facilities in the park, it is not possible to fill your stomach. That's why we recommend that you bring your food and drinks with you before coming to the park.

Aluçdağı Nature Park

Last on our list of places to visit in Çamlıdere is Aluçdağı Nature Park, where you can be alone with nature.

If you have a private vehicle, you can easily come to this nature park, which is located close to the town center. Even if you do not have a private vehicle, you can reach there in a short time by taking a taxi. This is one of the frequent destinations especially for those who love camping.

You can set up your tent and camp with clean air. You also have the opportunity to have a picnic. You may have to pay a certain fee to stay at the campsite. Entrance to the nature park is completely free.

Photo: Çamlıdere Municipality

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