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“Fantastic vision”
Review of Lake Van

Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Van
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Dakar, Senegal
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fantastic vision”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Lake Van is a natural wonder set in the middle of a wild and unspoiled environment. Very few tourists come all the way to Van, especially after the earthquake, but Eastern Turkey is a wonder and Lake Van a treat. Be sure to go to Akdamar island to see the Armenian church!

Visited April 2012
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Andorra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lake Van”
Reviewed November 23, 2011

Surprising salty lake in the middle of mountains. Don't forget your swimsuit

Visited December 2010
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“What a fantastic lake”
Reviewed November 11, 2011

Amazing views - make sure to sit on a window seat when arriving by plane and have your camera prepared

Visited November 2011
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