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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Van
Category: Islands; Outdoors
This island located in the salty Lake Van is home to the Church of the Holy Cross and some Armenian monastery ruins.
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Van
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Owner description: The largest body of water in Turkey, this triangular shaped lake contains salt water that is unsuitable for drinking or... more » Owner description: The largest body of water in Turkey, this triangular shaped lake contains salt water that is unsuitable for drinking or irrigation. The only life form that can survive in the water is a species of freshwater fish called darekh that has adapted to live in a saline environment. « less
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Van
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: Located on the Akdamar Island in Lake Van, this Cathedral is significant because it is the only surviving medieval Armenian... more » Owner description: Located on the Akdamar Island in Lake Van, this Cathedral is significant because it is the only surviving medieval Armenian church in which most of the wall paintings are still intact. « less
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Van
Category: Castles; Cultural
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Ranked #5 of 16 attractions in Van
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Van
Category: Castles; Cultural
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Ranked #7 of 16 attractions in Van
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Ranked #8 of 16 attractions in Van
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Ranked #9 of 16 attractions in Van
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Ranked #10 of 16 attractions in Van
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Ruins are all that remain of this striking fortress towering over Lake Van. Along the ruined walls can be seen cuneiform... more » Owner description: Ruins are all that remain of this striking fortress towering over Lake Van. Along the ruined walls can be seen cuneiform inscriptions dating from the Kingdom of Urartu. « less
Ranked #11 of 16 attractions in Van
Ranked #12 of 16 attractions in Van
Category: Museums
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Category: Bar/ Clubs; Bars
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