Anitkabir is the burial place of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the Turkish independence movement and the country's first official president. Which means that your basic gravestone and a heartfelt "RIP" definitely was not going to cut it when it came to posthumously memorializing the man. A destination for millions of visitors (primarily Turkish) every year, the site is primarily made up of the pillared rectangle that is Atatürk's mausoleum, the vast ceremonial grounds, the cenotaph of 2nd president, General Ismet Inönü, and ten symbolic towers arranged along the periphery.
There is a deserved sense of pomp and circumstance that is felt when visiting this hill (known as Rasattepe) overlooking Ankara. The Road of Lions is a long walkway (flanked by 24 lions meant to represent the ancient Turkic tribes) that serves to the entrance to the Hall of Honor, where the tomb is located. There is also a surrounding park with a huge assortment of well-maintained trees and flowers. Lastly, be sure to stop at the museum, which houses many of Atatürk's belongings, including an impressive car collection.
The quickest way to reach Anitkabir is to take the subway to Tandoğan station or a taxi up the hill. Also, admission is free.