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Ani Ruins

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very quiet site

We visited this interesting site in October - almost no other visitors, and decent caff very nearby to warm up from the icy weather.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 15, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We visited this interesting site in October - almost no other visitors, and decent caff very nearby to warm up from the icy weather.

Thank traintravelLondon
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

ruins reveal the city which was there.Also,the setting on either side of river from Armenia is alive with jeeps and tower overlooks on both sides indicating ongoingt tensions.between the turks and Armenians.

Thank marianne333607
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

The ruined city of Ani is about a 45 minute drive from Kars, and is well worth the drive. In fact it would be worth detouring to the area just to see Ani We arrived at Ani in the snow, and it was hauntingly beautiful. It is a vast site: it was a vast city. Today only perhaps 10 building... More 

Thank moraira
Istanbul, Turkey
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Ani Ruins is an ancient place near Turkish border which would mesmerize you from the moment you start visiting. It is marked as Unesco Cultural Heritage.

Thank DidemTopaloglu
Alacati, Turkey
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Come to Kars and see this wonderful historical place a 45 minutes drive out of the city of Kars! The great solitude, the light in the afternoon, the river that borders Turkey from Armenia, the massive ruins from ancient time...everything is like a big scene of history and is fantastic to experience! I would strongly recommend to bring a guide,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

I simply love my walk around the ruins. Thoroughly enjoyed my day there. I hope more can be done to keep and maintain the place. A must see if you are in Kars.

Thank Su O
Istanbul, Turkey
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We visited in July 2014 and it was one of the most memorable places we saw in Turkey during our two years we lived there. We rented a car from the airport and drove out to the ruins, so I'm unsure how others would get there. The road was in rough shape - lots of driving around large potholes that... More 

2 Thank H R
Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The ruins are well preserved. It has become one of the cultural heritage sites by Unesco in July 2016. Just at the border with Armenia. Beautiful site.

1 Thank xizarikiraz
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

A trip to Ani in the shadow of Mt Ararat is a must see. Free entry into a world of "1001" churches that once formed the capital of the Armenian Kingdom. A short distance away ( and a world away) is the border between Turkey and modern Armenia. Stray dogs near the entrance to be watched out for.

2 Thank _rd_gynae
Aspendale, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Ani should be one of Turkey's key attractions: its towering place in regional history, buildings and ruins, location beside a gorge, the rural villages on the way.

Thank Margie C

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