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Life in Kayseri

Kayseri is a medium-sized, economically vibrant city in central Turkey, 320 km south-east of Ankara. At the same time, Kayseri is the name of a Turkish province of which the city of Kayseri is the capital. The city, which has a population of approximately 1.1m, is located on a high plain, some 1000m above sea level, at the foot of the extinct volcano Mount Erciyes (3916 m).

Kayseri is renowned for its culinary specialties such as mantı, pastırma and sucuk, the city is also rich in historical monuments (dating especially from the Seljuk period). While it is generally visited en route to the international tourist attractions of Cappadocia, Kayseri has many visitor's attractions by its own right, including Seljuk and Ottoman era monuments in and around the center of the city. Just outside the city, Mount Erciyes is a major trekking and alpinism destination. Other attractions in provincial Kayseri include the Zamantı River, which is a centre for rafting, and the historic sites of Kültepe, Ağırnas, Talas and Develi to name just a few.

Kayseri is well served by transport connections, including air travel through Erkilet International Airport.

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