Adana, the fourth largest city in Turkey, is the Cilician plain’s textile and agricultural center. The city’s the Roman bridge built by Hadrian, the ethnographic and archeological museums are worth to visit. On the northeast side of the city, head out past the impressive, sometime crusader castles of Yilanli Fortress and Toprakkale, and turn north at Osmaniye for the area’s top sight, Karatepe. This open-air museum of huge sculptures and reliefs from the 3,300 years old summer palace of the Hittite ruler Asitiwada stands in a wooded national park.
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