Aksaray GENERAL FEATURES
Plate No.: 68
Central Anatolia Region Aksaray which is one of the important centers of the Silk Road, today, lying between the east-west and north-south directions at the junction of routes is the main connection. Guzelyurt, Ihlara, Sultan Khan, Curve Minare'si, winter sports and tourist center of Mount Hasan Ziga Thermal Springs declared by the middle of Anatolia has become an attractive center.
Districts of Aksaray
Districts of the province of Aksaray, Ağaçören, Eskil, Rosewood, Morphou, Ortaköy and Sarıyahşi'dir.
Ağaçören: Ağaçören District BC III and VI century BC was used as a residential area in the time of the Hittites, the Byzantines, then the time has remained within the borders of Cappadocia. Documents from the county within the boundaries of this time, we understood from the ruins Taşkale and church positions.
Eskil: Eskil, Salt Lake, 67 km south of the province of Aksaray. Konya province, 115 km. away on the plain that has been established. Area 1601 sq km, population 22,212 is. The people are often dealing with Eskil çifçilikle, wheat, barley and sugar beet grows. Ortakuyu, Pavilion, Çukuryurt, Hacıeyvatlı (höyüklü), Happy, Julfa, Walker, Tosun tumulus plateaus are available, from these architectural debris, human, are the ruins of statues of gods and divine. Where Byzantine ruins of the theater are available today.
Gülağaç: Asikli digs in the region due to the mound Mamasun Dam BC Lives of human communities have been identified in 8000. Underground cities and villages located Camiliören Gülağaç'a Saratlı connected.
Morphou: Today, the "High Church", known as "Analipsis Hill" and in the vicinity of processed obsidian (volcanic glass), stone axes and pottery fragments were encountered, where "the Chalcolithic Era" shows that people lived.
Monastery Valley, Ihlara, Analipsis Hill, near the "fairy chimneys", Cappadocia in Goreme and Zelve surface forms, such as a good example. 1485 meters above sea level in height. Here reigns a full highland air.
Ortaköy: finds from excavations in the district date from the early Bronze Age has revealed that these places. Mausoleum of great Turkish mystic Yunus Emre, near the town of Ortaköy Sarıkaraman atop visits.
Aksaray GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES
Aksaray, Kirsehir the north, east, Nevsehir, Nigde south east, north-west and south west of Ankara, and is surrounded by the provinces of Konya.
Salt Lake, southeast of Turkey's second largest lake in the province of Aksaray, which forms on earth, Mount Hasan, ancient volcanic mountains such as Mount Ekecik Melendiz Mountains and the mountains and plateaus and plains are formed by lava erupted.
The continental climate of Central Anatolian province of Aksaray observed climate features. Summers are hot and dry, while winters are usually cold and snowy passes.
Aksaray province in Cappadocia Region in BC 8.binden has been inhabited since. Asikli Mound, Aceramic village settlements in the Neolithic Period in Anatolia was the cradle of several civilizations birisidir.Tarihi Aksaray in the process. BC Period of Assyrian Trade Colonies between the years 3000-2000 one of the most important commercial centers near the city center Acemhöyük'tür. Then the province Hittite, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods experienced.
Anno Domini I. century, Christianity began to spread in Anatolia by the apostle St. Paul and müridleri criticism by supporters of the Roman polytheism is why, in order to protect against the early Christians came to this region.
Which was dominated by the Seljuks in 1142, in 1923, which is the province of Aksaray, Nigde province and county in 1933, it once again became a province in 1989.
Address: Zinciriye Mah. Aksaray
Tel: (382) 213 16 67
Fax: (382) 213 09 42
Ruins of Aksaray
Acemhöyük - Central / Yesilova
Aşıklıhöyük - Rosewood / Kizilkaya
Belisırma - G.Yurt / Belisırma
Ihlara - G.Yurt / Ihlara
Monastery Valley - Morphou
Nora - Central / Helvadere
Selime - G.Yurt / Selime
Nora (Viransehir) 30 km from the ancient city of Aksaray. which is founded on the skirts of Mount Hasan south of the ancient town of Nora is an important military center for strategic Combined. Roman and Byzantine periods, the importance of protecting the village there are many churches today. Belongs to the Byzantine period of the surviving structures. If these churches are partially demolished, various frescos are still draw attention.
25 km from Aksaray. is located in the southeast. The archaeological excavations carried out since 1989. Asikli Aceramic Neolithic mound in Anatolia (present ten thousand years ago), the oldest 'first village settlements "exhibit is one of the important historical places.
The mound of Aksaray, which is one of the earliest examples of the next settlement date Asikli Höyük Musular Mound, Gülağaç Kizilkaya district in the village, is located west of the Melendiz River.
8000 years ago today was the first time Musular'a populated. So far, two main periods have been identified. The first of these prehistoric terminology "Pottery Neolithic" period of the so-called Aceramic.
Next stage of settlement "Ceramic" belongs to the stage. During this period, the remains of an earlier building düzlemiş settlers, a layer of soil on top of this thick yellowish celebrity implied, and have built their structures on the plane.
18 km from Aksaray. Yeşilova'dadır northwest. BC Have been settled in 3000, its best period BC Lived in the years 2000-1750. The city's name is not known, but at that time, is thought to be Puruşhanda by local and foreign scientists. As a result of the ongoing excavations since 1948 in a systematic way in the ruin of a palace and a large warehouse belonging to the period of Assyrian Trade Colonies have been found. Elucidated the structure of the two palaces on the third floor, not only for Acemhöyük, Anatolia is also important in terms of architectural history.
Ihlara: Today the church has seen 14 cases. About 10 of them and still maintain the vitality and color matching can be visited.
The valley, as the natural structure of the 9th century by monks and priests from the retreat is a very convenient and the place of worship, the rest of the war period, was used as a place of protection. The churches in the valley, "Hz. Birth of Jesus "," Good News "," The Visit "," Escape to Egypt "," Last Supper "fresco technique, such as pictures, subjects depicted in the New Testament.
Ihlara frescoed churches carved into rocks in the valley, preserving the historical and religious heritage as a precedent on the earth continued to exist until today.
Nature from the first centuries of history are combined in a painting technique Ihlara Valley churches are divided into two parts. Properties known as the art shows around the churches of Cappadocia Ihlara type.
Subterranean Cities: underground cities in the province generally and Gülağaç Morphou winning districts with intensity, both the central district and the underground city can be found both in Ortaköy. Morphou district center and the Valley of the monastery there are 3 open in the underground city. Gülağaç Saratlı Underground City to visit the town opened, is elucidated.
MOSQUES Aksaray, Aksaray in the room of Aksaray CHURCHES
Ulu Mosque, the curve Minaret (Red Minaret), Tapduk Emre Tomb (Tapduk Emre Village), Sheikh Hamid-i Veli (Somuncu Baba) Tomb (Center), Kılıçarslan Tomb (Center): Sheikh Jamaluddin-i Aksarayi İtifakhanesi, Suffering place and small mosque Aksaray 's most important mosques and tombs.
Ulu Mosque (Mosque-Center Karamanoğlu)
Inscription of the mosque on a hill, in the years 1408-1409 by the architect Mehmet Karaman Mehmet Firuz Bey Bey is written.
The most important feature of the mosque which is a typical piece of Karaman, made of ebony, which is an example of a masterpiece, the pulpit of wood of Seljuk period.
Eger Minaret (Red Minaret, Center)
Belongs to Seljuk period, supposed to be built between the years 1221-1236. Known as Red Minaret is made of red bricks.
Taptuk Emre Village and Monument (Taptuk Emre Village)
20 kilometers north of the province of Aksaray, the village was established at the base of a small Ekecik Taptuk is said to belong to Bob.
Skirts of the mountain at the top of the mosque and the tomb of the last few years have re-landscaped. Bob said to be the tomb of Taptuk intact sarcophagus was placed on top of the stone.
Yunus Emre Mausoleum (Ortaköy Village Reşadiye)
20 km away from the center of the province of Aksaray Ortaköy district Reşadiye village. The hill on which the tomb, visited by people known to be the top.
Rock Mosque (Morphou)
Güzelyurt province center. XIV. century, thought to be remained.
Selime Sultan Tomb (Selime Village)
Selime in the village shrine, architecture and decorative features of the early period shows that direction. Rocks and bricks were embellished on within. XIII in terms of architectural style and materials. dated to the beginning of the century.
Church Mosque (Saint Gregorius Church) (Morphou)
Morphou district is the center of the works of the Christian era, is of great importance for Orthodox society. Anno Domini Close cross was built in 385 plan. Later, the church which is modified with various additions and repairs, as the bell tower turned into a mosque minaret.
Church of Saint Anargiros (Morphou)
Güzelyurt province center. Closed cross planned church, was carved into rock including its domes and columns.
The church was last repaired in 1884 has seen. The date 1887 on its dome, made clear after three years of repair of the frescos. There are pilgrims who come here from the Vatican today.
Anargiros'un feast day of Saints church on November, 1 which patients are praying till to morning with organizing a great ceremony.
Sivişli Church (Morphou)
The town is a church carved in the rock. The dome, in the middle Hz. Jesus and the Prophet. Mary, the edges are portraits of the apostles.
Selime Cathedral (Selime)
A high place engraved into rocks in the cathedral, which has two rows of columns. These columns are divided into three landing stairs cathedral.
Castle Monastery Church (Selime)
One of the biggest religious organizations in Cappadocia. VIII of the monastery. and XIV. century, or X. century, and figured frescos within the church of the X. With the end of XI century. century are dated between the heads. Ascension, gospel, such as the depictions of the Virgin Mary there.
High Church (Central)
The church is known as monastery, is a stone masonry on steep rocks. Approximately 3 km from the city center.
Red Church (Sivrihisar)
Red Church was named for the red cut stone. Church Vth-VIth of the church.
Antique Nora Viransehir (Helvandere Town)
Established at the foot of the town of Aksaray, 30 km south of Mount Hasan, had been settled since Roman and Byzantine period. There are many ruins of churches in town today. Standing buildings belong to Byzantium period. If these churches are partially demolished, various frescos are still draw attention.
Ağaçaltı Church (Daniel, Pantanossa Ihlara)
Within Ihlara Valley, the valley at the south side of entrance stairs. On the frescos, Revelation, Visit and Birth, Escape to Egypt, Prophet. The baptism of Jesus and the Prophet. Mary's death were processed. In the dome, the sky is located in the lottery scene.
Pürenli Seki Church (Ihlara)
Consists of four parts engraved on rock. There are graves on the floor of the narthex. The frescos on the X. XIIth century. dated between century. Prophecy of the Prophets, Virgin Mary and Bishops, Herald, Visit and Worship of the Shepherds, the childhood of Jesus Christ, and pictures illustrate various scenes from the Bible.
Kokar Church (Ihlara)
IX. or the end of the XI century. matters on the frescos dated to the second half of the century are very rich. Last Supper, Crucifixion, Burial of the Messiah, Ascending to Sky, Duties of the Apostles from time to time as the integrity of the topics that are interesting depictions. Two grave chambers of the decorations of the church, the first samples made with red paint.
Eğritaş Church (Ihlara)
A very large temple, and was devoted to Virgin Mary Church, understood as the valley of the oldest buildings on the east wall are in an inscription. Jesus Christ sitting between two angels, Virgin Mary between two angels and six bishops, Hz. Joseph's dream, the escape to Egypt, baptism, including descriptions of the frescoes, such as the entrance to Jerusalem even though they are quite worn out, attract attention with very colorful and vibrant.
Sümbüllü Church (Ihlara)
The monastery places are engraved into rock mass as two layers. Virgin Mary between Archangel Michael and Gabriel, Jesus, and there are depictions of saints in the oven with the three Hebrew young.
Snake Church (Ihlara)
Narrow cross branches at north and south, surrounding the central place adorned with an embroidered cross on the ceiling. Jesus on the cross, to Jerusalem, the Egyptian burial of Mary, there are pictures such as.
Saint Georges Church (Church-Belisırma Kırkdamaltı)
The church is the highest in the region, thought to be constructed between the years 1283-1295. Inscription of the church all around the orbits its host church. With all the issues that the Bible story of the church, the frescoes II, Sultan of the Seljuks. Masood picture is depicted.
Bahattin Samanlığı Church (Belisırma)
Single-aisle of a church. North and west side walls, carved into the cell with a gable roof in the dome of the southern wall is carved into the three cells.
Mast Church (Belisırma)
Shrines and the staff of the church within the church door, the monks ikametgahlarına extensively. There are pictures as two lines on the columns over church. Inscriptions can be seen at both sides of the Saints and Apostles. XI is a monastery church. and XIII. dating back to centuries.
Ala Church (Belisırma)
North of the village and on the eastern slopes of the valley is a church engraved on rocks. It was constructed after Christianity had been set free. There are pictures of the upper part of facade of the apostles and saints. Birth, Anastasis, Entrance to Jerusalem, Egypt, Sanctification of Virgin Mary is depicted as.
Karagedik Church (Belisırma)
Built on a hill covered with grass leaning against a steep rock. XI. century Byzantine style church was built a large, vibrant church resembles.
Alayhan village on the Aksaray-Nevsehir road is within the boundaries. The front of the inn was demolished and part of the yard. II. The propeller is estimated to have been built by Mr. Kiliçarslan Uçbeyi period.
Aksaray-Nevsehir road 22 kilometer point, an inn Seldschuk. Centre dome and gate were demolished. Porthole shaped windows. There are six arches.
Through the years 1228-1229 by Alaaddin Keykubat. Seljuk era is a masterpiece in terms of architecture, stone masonry and decoration arts. Commercial and military aspects that are important to ensure the safety of the Konya-Aksaray road was established. Summer, winter, barn sections of the mosque and the Seljuk khans classical type.
Aksaray-Nevsehir road 15.km in Annex Khan, Masood Khan as the teacher passes the Ottoman sources. Construction began at 1231 Aladdin Keykubat period, at 1239 during the reign of the Kaykhusraw completed. Bath, charitable establishment, summer and winter is fully organized with sections. Decorative arts shows all the features of Seljuk stone door to the inn.
Ziga Thermal Springs
Aksaray Ziga thermal springs to mind is the mention of thermal tourism. 35 km from Aksaray. Ihlara away on the road. Metabolic disorders including rheumatic diseases, digestive system diseases, skin diseases, eye diseases and gynecological disorders and neuralgia, nephritis, and is good for cases of fracture dislocation.
Zinciriye artifacts from the Ottoman period and the city center next to the Madrasa. II. Haci Ali Pasha was built by Abdul Hamid SERASKER. There are female and male parts. The four domes. Typically made of stone and is the work of a single province of the Ottoman Hammam.
AREAS OF BIRD OBSERVATION Aksaray
Eşmekaya Marshes Bird Area, and Salt Lake Bird Area is located within the boundaries of the province of Aksaray.
Aksaray SEPARATE AREAS FOR SPORTS ACTIVITIES
Hasandağı an ideal place for mountaineering and winter sports. Hasandağı'nda still popular with groups of local and foreign mountaineers. Conditioned, and transhumance in the forest recreation area with mountain biking, horseback rides and hiking tour is done.
Mamasun, Hirfanli Kültepe dam lakes and carp fish in fresh water bass species are grown. Again, a large number of ponds in the sea bass, carp, trout and catfish are grown. Salt Lake Uluırmak'ta Melendiz Mountains and a large number of vacancies there are fish in the coral. Dam Lake Mamasun grown freshwater lobster (crayfish) are exported abroad.
LOCAL DISHES Aksaray, Aksaray gone WHAT TO EAT?
Aksaray made from grain production to be spread over a wide area of food, animal husbandry is improved, thus reflected in the culture of food, okra soup, muffins, Sepe, noodles, couscous, fermented, stuffed ravioli, soğanlama, çiğleme, sarığıburma, höşmerim well-known local foods . Helvadere town is famous for the trout tastes.
Aksaray HOW TO GET TO WHAT?
Aksaray highway east and west, north and south directions from the highway junction and is located at the entrance of Cappadocia.
Bus Station Tel: (+90-382) 213 78 00
Aksaray gone WHAT TO BUY?
One of the places in Anatolia today is maintained the Turkish carpet weaving Taspinar Aksaray. One of the features found today to protect carpets Taspinar weft, warp and wool is completely iplerinin node. Often used in the natural dye to color the ropes.
Taspinar floor carpets, head, double bases in., mattresses, namazlık, pillow, blanket, called saddlebags and eğerlik woven varieties. In recent years, most so-called double-woven carpets carpet cushion and the yen.
WHAT TO Aksaray gone? Do not Leave Without!
Ihlara, Guzelyurt strolling around, the curve without the minaret,
Helvadere the Trout - pan Hair Ihlara Valley Tasting
Taspinar without carpet,
Guzelyurt Ihlara Festival and August 15 to 30 ta held in the Old and New Gelveri Festival (visits to the region because of the Greeks living in the region is held.) Monitoring,
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