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Address: Karaburun District | Dogubayazit, Agri, Turkey
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Beautiful palace, evocative site

Well worth a trip if you are in the area(a day trip from kars/ani, or a couple of hours from van). Make sure it's not on a monday when the palace is shut.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Well worth a trip if you are in the area(a day trip from kars/ani, or a couple of hours from van). Make sure it's not on a monday when the palace is shut.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I wish i would stay longer to ishakpasha palace unfourtunately we spend only 1 hour there i couldnt even take a good pic of it ,

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Palawan Island, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

One of the reason we passed by Dogubeyazit is to see the Ishak Pasha Palace. On our second morning we went to the town's bus terminal (where we arrived the day before) and came looking for the public minibus. There are taxis and agents who approached us several times who would like to take us to the palace. More expensive... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

A private guide we used Van suggested Ishak Pasa Palace as something that "Once you see will know that you would kick yourself if you had not visited." This relatively modern palace is in a good state of repair with a spectacular mountain location. There is much ongoing work to stabilize and lightly restore some areas with the promise of... More 

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Cambridge, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2009

As the other reviewer says, this is a real highlight of eastern Turkey. It was also undergoing restoration when I was there (June 09) - they were building a roof over it. Over-restoration is my opinion. One thing worth noting is that you cannot see Mt Ararat from Ishak Pasa, despite what some postcards make out. There is a cay... More 

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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2008

This palace is a 3 YTL Dolmus ride above DOGUBAYAZIT in Turkey. It is a heavily restored (still at it) building in a beautiful place just above the town (about 5 or 6 km). It was apparently built by a local Kurdish leader. the town used to surround it but was moved down the hill about 50 or 60 years... More 

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