Ankara, the capital of the country, is not merely a city given over to administrative affairs, but is alson an important cultural and artistic center.
The city is perfect for shoppers and museums, too. Crisscrossed by numerous civilizations, the thermal centers have been known and used for centuries. The climate in Ankara is snowy and cold in the winter and hot and dry in the summer. The waters you will want to try are in Kızılcahamam, Ayaş and Haymana.
Altitude: 890 mt.
The waters at Kızılcahamam flow at a rate of 2.8 liters per second, resulting in a bath capacity of 3,500 persons per day (altitude: 975 m.) At Ayaş the waters flow at 15 liters per second and those at Haymana at 4.8 liters per second.
Physio-Chemical Characteristics and Indications
The temperature of the waters at Kızılcahamam is 50-51 °C, at Haymana 44.5 °C, and at Ayaş 31 °C. In the waters at Kızılcahamam there is bicarbonate, chloride, sodium and carbon dioxide; at Ayaş, bicarbonate, sodium and calcium and at Haymana, calcium, magnesium, sodium and bicarbonate. The waters are beneficial to those suffering from rheumatism, neuralgia, infantile paralysis, gynecological problems, circulation difficulties, hypertension, or respiratory troubles. Drinkable water in Ayaş is good for kidney and gall bladder stones.
Republic of Turkey
Ministery of Culture and Tourism
İsmet İnönü Bulvarı, No:5 Emek-ANKARA
Tel : +90 (312) 212 8300 Fax: +90 (312) 213 6887
Atatürk Bulvarı, No:29 Opera-ANKARA
Tel : +90 (312) 309 0850 Fax: +90 (312) 309 0847
Governorship of Ankara
City Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Anafartalar Cad. No:67 Ulus-ANKARA
Tel : +90 (312) 310 0402 Fax: +90 (312) 310 0342