Walking around Adapazari you would be right in thinking a lot of the buildings are new and the city centre has very little old character. Its hard to find any of the past in the mains streets.
The main reason behind this is because in 1999 Adapazari was one of the cities hit buy the terrible earthquake that killed thousands and damage and destroyed many buildings. Though there are few signs of what happened that year, the city itself is just recovering from that terrible day.
But if you take a walk around the back streets of Adapazari and move away from the newly built areas you will start to see the old character of the city and where the villages used to begin before the city overtook them.
Most of the old houses are falling down and yet people still live in them.
Every now and again you will come across and old style house that has been refurbished.
Many of the older houses still have lovely garden space which you miss living in apartment blocks.
Adapazari is one of those cities that you should not judge it by it’s cover but take a little time to explore and you will be amazed at what you find.
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