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Address: Kars, Turkey
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Great old city

Ani old city is like 45 km from center. It stayed for more than 1000 years. We visited first mosque, important Ani church and highly enjoyed 2 hours we spend in snowy town under... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ani old city is like 45 km from center. It stayed for more than 1000 years. We visited first mosque, important Ani church and highly enjoyed 2 hours we spend in snowy town under -10 degree cold. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must see. Very interesting place to be. One of the cradles of Christian fate and civilization. The church's architectural style and location impress.

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will see the harmony of te nature and history and mixture of different cultures in a compact area. Be sure of amazement. Taxi is around 100 tl from the center (returning is included). A cheap price. You can get brochures from the Kultur Turizm Il Mudurlugu (tourist info) located at the center at Gazi Muhtar Pasha Konagi.

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istanbul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit and my first visit in winter. I think I enjoyed the winter visit even more as the views over the surrounding mountains were perfect. Dress warmly and wear boots you can walk in. You can hire a guide at the entrance which is worth it.

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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.

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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.

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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 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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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.

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Alacati, Turkey
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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.

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