Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. The city is situated on the Seyhan river, 35 km (22 mi) inland from the Mediterranean Sea, in south-central Anatolia. It is the administrative seat of the Adana Province and has a population of 1.71 million, making it the fifth most populous city in Turkey. Adana-Mersin polycentric metropolitan area, with a population of 3 million, stretches over 70 km (43 mi) east-west and 25 km (16 mi) north-south; encompassing the cities of Mersin, Tarsus and Adana.
Adana lies in the heart of Cukurova, a geo-cultural region that covers the provinces of Mersin, Adana, Osmaniye, and Hatay. Home to 6 million people, Cukurova is one of the largest population concentrations in Turkey, as well as the most agriculturally productive area, owing to its large stretch of flat, fertile land.
People of Adana, Adanali, are well known with their bravery, honesty and generosity, but less known with their fluid intelligence that is not much bounded by structures of thought or belief systems. In a clear state of mind, this type of intelligence opens immense creativity and productivity; without clarity swings person from great production to great destruction. Unique culture of Adana, which is not seen elsewhere in Turkey, is not easily understood and often underrated. Many Adanali have taken significant roles in the society that revolutionized the environment they are in. One prominent figure of fluid intelligence is Fatih Terim, Turkey's all-time best football coach, who carried Galatasaray to the UEFA Cup title and led Turkish Football to an upgrade at the world stage. Unawareness of his intelligence, in spite, put him in violent behavior in many instances.
The Cukurova University Balcali Campus, which was established on 20 thousands decare terrain in east coast of Seyhan Barrage Lake, is a natural park land due to its admirable view. University, which is only 10 km far from city center, is among major universities of our country due to its modern substructure and modern facilities meeting every requirement of its student and staff. Establishment of Cukurova University, which is ranked at the first 500 in gradation of World's Universities and is ranked at the first five in gradation of our country, is based on 1973 year.
There are two current researches in Balcali Hospital:
-Heyde's Syndrome: Association Between Severe Aortic Stenosis And Anemia (2016-2017)
-Linezolid-induced Thrombocytopenia In Patients With Renal Dysfunction (2016-2017)
You will be provided one meal/a day in the hospitals’ cafeteria in weekdays.
Also necessarily I would recommend you eat Adana kebab. Delicious and famous Adana Kebap and mezzes, usually accompanied by Salgam (turnip) juice and/or Raki (traditional Turkish alcoholic drink). Adana has a lot of famous restaurants that serves the region's specialties, especially famous Adana Kebab.
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Our guesthouse is situated 10 km from the city center and intertwined with nature in Cukurova University campus. Room standard is the same for every room. Our rooms are centrally heated and air conditioned. There are heaters and mini-fridge in our room. All of our rooms are available Internet connection.
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Transportation to Adana: The best way to get to Adana for those who land in Istanbul or Ankara is by airplane, however one might consider taking a bus from Ankara too. It takes 1,5 hours from Istanbul by plane, 45 minutes from Ankara, and the bus takes around 6 hours from Ankara. It should also be noted -while arranging plane tickets- that there are two separate airports in Istanbul, one located on the Anatolian side and the other on the European.
Transportation from the Sakirpasa Airport: One can either take the bus 135 or a taxi to the city center. However, this bus departs every 1,5 hours so taxi seems to be a more practical option - which will cost approximately 40 liras (around €4). Bus 135 also goes to the university -therefore dorms-, but you can consider taking a taxi to the center, then getting on other buses that go by more frequently.
Transportation within the City: Although there is a well-established bus system within the city that runs until midnight, the only option to get around after 12 PM is, again, taxis. In addition to this, buses that go to the university, end their voyages at 11 PM. Furthermore, Adana Metro is a double track rail line, connecting stops of which none is close to the campus.
TAS KOPRU: Taskopru (English: Stone Bridge) is a Roman bridge spanning the Seyhan River in Adana that was probably built in the first half of the second century AD. The bridge was a key link in ancient trade routes from the Mediterranean Sea to Anatolia and Persia. Until its closure in 2007, it was one of the oldest bridges in the world open to motorized vehicles. Since 2007 it has only carried foot traffic, and now hosts social and cultural events.
Among the names used for the bridge during its history are the Saros Bridge, the Bridge of Justinian, the al-Walid Bridge and Taskopru.
BUYUK SAAT: Buyuk Saat (English: The Great Clock Tower) is a historical clock tower in Adana and the tallest clock tower in Turkey, rising 32 m (105 ft) high. It is located in the old town on Ali Munif Caddesi.
Kurukopru Monumental Church (Turkish: Kurukopru Anit Kilisesi), is a former Greek Church located in theKurukopru area of the city of Adana. The church now serves as a historical site for touristic visits.
St. Paul Church, alternatively known as the Bebekli Kilise, is a Roman Catholic Church in Adana that was built in 1870. The church is located close to the 5 Ocak Square, off the Cemal Gursel Street. The 2.5 meter high bronze statue of Mary resembled a baby to the people walking by and the church became known as the "Church with Baby" (Bebekli Kilise).
Sabanci Central Mosque (Turkish: Sabanci Merkez Camii) in Adana is the largest mosque in Turkey. The exterior of the mosque is similar to the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) in Istanbul while the interior decoration is similar to the Selimiye.
Ulu Cami (English: Grand Mosque) is a 16th-century mosque in Adana, Turkey. It forms part of a complex (kulliye) that includes a madrasah and a mausoleum (turbe). The buildings are on Kizilay street, next to the Ramazanoglu Hall.
And as person who is from adana i recommend to you research more information all of these historical places and more photos!
I want to talk about one more tip about Adana.You can enjoy the beauty of Adana even in nights.There are a lot of places where you can listen different songs from different famous groups, dance with famous disk jokers.