Ankara is comprised of the new, central part of the city (Kizalay) and several hills surrounding it. Two kilometers north of Kizalay we got to Ulus, the old center of the city, where the souq begins.
The old Ankara seems to enjoy less the presence of tourists than the new Ankara. During our prolonged walk, we counted exactly three tourists. The old Ankara is a labyrinth of narrow streets, compact houses and improvised parts of the souq, disposed in a bold dip. The architecture is of medieval inspiration, yet the goods displayed on the stands catch the eye with their lights, tinsels and colorful plastic. On the other side you can find bulk coal, all kinds of left-overs and iron-made things, the cheapest haircut and piles of all sorts and colours of meat. It seems to be the shopping area ot the townspeople and resembles the old center of Bucharest of the ‘90s. In the gangway between the carpets, the price of the hotel room is of around 10 Euros per night (you may also rent it by hour).
The more „touristic” stalls stand towards the edge of the hill, near a museum-fortified citadel and the view over the city (Ankara Kalesi – around 1000m high).