Transportation from Esenboga Airport: Transportation is provided by HAVAS shuttle buses( http://www.havas.com.tr/en/otobus_ankara.asp), as well as taxis.http://www.havas.com.tr/en/otobus_ankara.asp From airport the service is scheduled according to the arrival time. The HAVAS bus first stops at HAVAS City Terminal and then ASTİ (Ankara Intercity Bus Station). It takes about one hour from Esenboga airport to ASTI. Then, you may take a taxi from ASTİ to the Bilkent Hotel/ ODTÜ(University). ASTİ is a 10 (20) minute drive away from ODTÜ(The Bilkent Hotel). From HAVAS terminal, the service is in every half an hour and takes 35 minutes to reach the airport. HAVAŞ bus service costs 10.0 TL in day time and 12.5 TL after midnight. HAVAS TerminalIntercity Bus Station (ASTİ ) 1-Transportation in Ankara
Taxi: They are recognizable by their yellow color and word taksi. The ride will start at 1.7 TL, and the rate is 1.7 TL per kilometer. Night rate is from midnight till 06:00 am. The fare is %50 more expensive than day tariff. Dolmuş: Dolmuş is a special service found only in Turkey. This is a collective taxi, which follows specific routes. This is a very practical means of transportation and much cheaper than a taxi. The transportation between ODTU and city center is by means of Dolmuş and city bus. There is no time schedule for DOLMUS, the ride starts when it is full. It takes about 10-20 min. There are three routes from ODTU and the route of Dolmuş is written on the front window as shown in the picture. It takes about 15-20 minutes depending on traffic from university to city center. ODTU(university) → KIZILAY (city center) ODTU→ ASTI (main bus station) →ANKAMALL (shopping center) → ULUS (old city center) ODTU→AYRANCI You pay the fee to the driver and one way is 1.70 TL Bus: There are two types of buses in Ankara servicing the whole the city. One is run by the municipality and these are called Belediye Otobüsü. These buses are either red or blue and dark blue striped. Since electronic tickets are required for traveling with these buses the ticket should be bought in advance. The second type of bus is privately run Halk Otobüsü, which are green or blue. Tickets are not welcome on these buses and only cash is accepted. However the price is the same. Only Belediye Otobüsü provide service between university and city. The numbers and the destination places are 132: METU to KIZILAY and ULUS 198: METU to KIZILAY 417: METU -> ASTI (main bus station) -> KECIOREN Belediye otobüsü
Subway: There are 2 routes of underground in Ankara. Ankaray (Light metro) and Metro. Connections between Metro and Ankaray are in Kızılay There are two subway lines in Ankara and they intersect in the main station in KIZILAY. The fare for 1 unit is the same as the bus and your electronic bus tickets are also valid here. Ankaray (Light metro) runs from ASTI (Ankara Intercity Bus Station), west of the town, passing through Kızılay. 1.Main bus station 2.City center 3.Old city center and Ankara castle, Anatolian civilization center 4.Ataturk’s Mauseleum 5.ANKAMALL Shopping center 1 2 3 5 4
If you arrive in istanbul and continue with bus to Ankara you can take rail way in Atatürk airport to go to the Bus terminal (the ticket fare is 1,30 TL ). It take about 20-25 min to arrive "Esenler" bus terminal (get off at the "Esenler“ stop). There are many companies but for you comfortableness we suggest - VARAN (http://www.varan.com.tr/english/main.as)http://www.varan.com.tr/english/main.as - ULUSOY (http://www.ulusoy.com.tr/default.asp) - KamilKoc (http://www.kamilkoc.com.tr/) Istanbul to Ankara by Bus
Transportation from hotel to the meeting hall From April 1 to 3, a bus will be ready at the Bilkent Hotel at 8:15am to take you to the meeting hall.
2 – Map: University Campus 1 2 3 45 6 1.KKM: Meeting hall 2.CARSI: the Shopping Center restaurants serving cooked food, fast food, pizza, kebab etc. can be found. 3.Physics department 4.“Dolmus” stop in the campus. 5.The Bilkent hotel route 6.The Aysel Sabuncu Yaşam Merkezi (Guest House)
1 2 3 In details… 1.KKM: Meeting Hall 2.CARSI: the Shopping Center restaurants serving cooked food, fast food, pizza, kebab etc. can be found. 3.Physics department 4.“Dolmuş” stop in the campus. 4
1 2 4 3 5 6 7 8 9 1.METU University- meeting place 2.Airport direction 3.Main bus station (ASTİ) 4.Atatürk mausoleum 5.Ankara castle and Anotolian Civilization Museum 6.Kocatepe Mosque 7.KIZILAY (city center) 8.ANKAMALL shopping center 9.ARMADA shopping center
3 – PLACE TO VISIT: 3.1-Museums & Historical places & Sightseeing Anatolian Civilization Museum: Winner of the 1997 Best European Museum award, Ankara's Museum of Anatolian Civilisations details Turkey's past through innumerable artefacts from the Anatolia peninsular. The building itself is particularly imposing and is a restored ten-domed 15th-century market vault (bedesten). Exhibits include fine examples from Paleolithic and Neolithic times, right up to the Lydian period and everything in between. The classical Greek and Roman artefacts downstairs are also worth checking out. Ankara museum open: daily - 08:30 to 17:30 Address: Ulus (Old Ankara), Ankara, Turkey. Independence War Museum: You can check out the many photographs and documents at the Museum of the War of Independence to learn details about independence and democracy in the Ottoman Empire. The Republican Grand National Assembly, previously the Committee of Union and Progress Ankara headquarters, held its first sessions here. Ankara museum open: Tuesday to Sunday - 08:30 to 17:00 Address: Cumhuriyet Bulvarı, Ulus-Ankara, Turkey.
Anıtkabir (Moseleum of the Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK) : This fine memorial complex built in 1944 commemorates the Turkish founder, Atatürk. Known locally as the Anıtkabir, the Atatürk Mausoleum is a stark yet grand and imposing attraction, located atop a series of steps and featuring a huge mosaic courtyard, together with an exceptionally beautiful gold-leaf clad interior. The Changing of the Guard ceremony is well worth a look, as is the recent War of Independence Museum, which encircles the courtyard at its lower level. Open: Tuesday to Sunday - 09:00 to 17:00 Address: Anıttepe-Ankara, Turkey The Ethnograpy Museum The Ethnographical Museum has examples of Turkish art from the Selcuk period until the present day. There is a library for specialists in Anatolian ethnography, folklore and art history located in the museum. The building is rectangular with a single dome, and the stone walls covered with travertine. Address: Talat Paşa Bulvarı -Ankara, Turkey Open: Tuesday to Sunday - 09:00 to 17:00
ANKARA Castle: Ankara Castle has guarded the city for centuries, given that its history is as old as the city itself. Therefore, it is now a symbol of Ankara and its history. The construction year is not definite, however it is believed that it was built during the period of Roman Empire, then repaired and expanded by Selçuks. The Castle has two parts, an inner and an outer castle, with over 20 towers. The outer castle encloses the old city within its heart-shaped walls. The four-level inner castle is made partly of Ankara stone and partly of stones gathered from other structures. The two large gates of the inner castle are called the Outer Gate and the Castle Gate. The towers within the castle vary between 14-16 metres in height. Today within the castle walls there are a number of Ottoman-style houses dating as far back as the 17th century. Kocatepe Mosque(Kocatepe Camii): Ankara's newest and largest mosque has a commanding position on Kocatepe hill and is a popular and grand city landmark. The mosque was built in the Ottoman style in 1987 and features stained-glass windows, marble and gold leaf décor, and a massive crystal chandelier. The model of the Mescid-I Nebevi mosque, Medina, can be seen inside, while a shopping store is actually sited within the basement. Ankara landmark open: daily Address: KIZILAY, Kocatepe, Ankara, Turkey.
3.2- Near to Ankara Kapadokya (Cappadocia): The spectacular rock formations of Cappadocia are the main attraction and the reason that this area has become so popular, being created by natural erosion of a period of many thousands of years. There are also some incredible underground cities, tunnels and connected sites, which number around 300 in total and were first created almost 2,500 years ago and greatly extended during Roman times, remaining so well hidden that they were only discovered in the 1960s. Beypazarı: Beypazari is a truly historic and traditional town, previously known as Lagania and located within the Ankara Province, some 100 km the north-west of the city itself. Although this Anatolian town may be relatively small, there is a lot to see and this is certainly one of the most visited towns within the entire region. Tourists will find much in the way of Ottoman architecture and a very lively bazaar. The mineral water of Beypazari is also worth checking out. Konya: Formerly known as Iconium, the city of Konya is known to have been inhabited for over 5,000 years, and so is home to a selection of ancient attractions and excavated artefacts, many of which are on display within the Mevlana Museum. Konya is to be found south of Ankara and is filled with old buildings with exquisite Seljuk architecture, adding much character to the city. The Iplikci Mosque is one of the oldest cites still standing in Konya and dates from the 13th century. Also of interest is the Aleaddin Tepesi, an eye-catching man-made hill standing in the very heart of Konya, which serves as a city park and was created by the Selçuk Sultan Aleaddin Keykubat
4 – Exchange Rates 1€ ≈ 2.2 TL (Turkish Lira) 1$ ≈ 1.6 TL 100 JPY ≈ 1.7 TL 1 CHF ≈ 1.5 TL 100 RUB ≈ 5 TL There are banks and cash dispensers in the university campus so you can withdraw or exchange money.
3.3- Shopping ARMADA ESKİŞEHİR YOLU No:6 Söğütözü ANKAMALL ANKAmall Alışveriş Merkezi No: 2/242 Akköprü - Ankara CEPA Eskişehir Yolu 7.km Söğütözü / Ankara (At the opposite side of the University entrance) ANKUVA shopping center 4. CAD. BİLKENT 06533 ANKARA (Near to the Bilkent Hotel)