Excursion Programme


 

Kırşehir City Tour 


Excursion program will start at 14:00 on 12 September where the shuttles will be waiting for you in front of the conference building. Please be there at time. Our first destination will be Kaman Kalehoyuk Archaeological Museum and Japon Garden. The second destionation will be Ahi Evran Social Complex. The third destination will be Cacabey Astronomy Madrasah and the last destionation is Neşet Ertaş Sultan of Hearts, House of Culture.



KAMAN KALEHÖYÜK ARCHAEOLOGICAL

MUSEUM

Kaman Kalehöyük Archaeological Museum which is built benefiting from the Japanese Government’s unrequited grants under the “cultural heritage protection program” was designed as tumulus by inspiring in its form. Its architecture was designed to provide opportunities for the visitors to come and see excavation methods and at the same time removed excavation works. The museum which has transformed to a symbol of friendship and cooperation of two countries has been opened on the date of 10 July 2010. It is the first and unique museum which was ever built in form of a tumulus in the world. Kaman Kalehöyük Archeology Museum has also been seen worthy for the award of greenest museum in the contest of design conducted in Chicago since 1950s.

 

JAPANESE GARDEN

(MIKASANOMI GARDEN OF MEMORIES)

It is found near Kaman County, Çağırkan Boroughand Kalehöyük excavation house. It has been built by Japan Middle-Eastern Culture Center in 1993 in memory of commencement of Kalehöyük excavations by Altes Prince Takahito Mikasa and for the purpose of creating a recreational area for the local people. Japanese garden is the biggest botanic garden found outside Japan boundaries and attracts increasingly more visitors every year.

 

AHİ EVRAN SOCIAL COMPLEX

Ahi Evran Social Complex where the tomb of Ahi Evran-ı Veli is situated is located at Ahi Evran quarter in Kırşehir provincial center. It is estimated that is it was established as a simple zawiyah during XIV.th century. A building has been built over the tomb in 1450 and this building was enlarged in 1481 and a small mosque has been added to such building in 1561 as well. Its minaret was built in early XX.th century. Ahi Evran Social Complex has been the spiritual center of Turkish tanners and craft connoisseurs during ruling of the Ottoman Empire.

 

CACABEY ASTRONOMY MADRASAH

Being one of the historical structures in Kırşehir, Cacabey Astronomy Madrasah has been built by Nureddin Jibril bin Cacabey being Governor of Kırşehir of the period in year 1272 to be a madrasah where the education of mathematics, astronomy, science were provided. In addition to its unique architecture, Cacabey Astronomy Madrasah attracting attention with its particularly internal colonnettes representing the planets within the solar system, observation shaft, lighting torch and observation tower is one of the first centers providing astronomy education, maybe, even the most important one. The colonnettes which are situated and look like a rocket at three different locations of the madrasah and currently being used as a mosque is considered evidence that the building had served as an astronomy center.

 

NEŞET ERTAŞ SULTAN OF HEARTS, HOUSE OF CULTURE

The building used to be Governor Residence in previous years in order to stake out a claim for the memory of great instrument and orator; deceased Neset Ertas we lost in year 2012 has been restored and converted to Neşet Ertaş Heart Sultans Culture House. At Neşet Ertaş Heart Sultans Culture House, the poets and great personalities who had gained the hearts of the Turkish people extending from Dede Korkut up to date are introduced within a certain timeline. A facility for the sounds of the instruments and the works belonging to the artists exhibited is provided in the digital environment. By means of a digitally designed sculpture, opportunity to listen to folk songs from Neşet Ertaş, the locums of steppe is offered to the visitors inside the Culture House.

 


       Cappadocia tour will be held on the 4th day after lunch. Fee will be annouced first day



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