Turkey: Van and around (August 2009)

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Van:

 

Fortress of Van outside the modern city of Van, near the eastern shores of Lake Van.

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Hosap:

 

Castle of Hosap (17th century), a village located about 40kms SE of Van.

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Remains of fortifications behind the castle.

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Three-arched bridge made of black and white stones at the base of the castle in Hosap.

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Gevas:

 

Seljuk mausoleum and cemetery in the small town of Gevas, located on the shore of Lake Van, 40km south-west of the city of Van.

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Armenian church of the Holy Cross on Akdamar Island, on Van Lake, 8km from Gevas.

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Muradiye:

 

Muradiye waterfall, near the road between Van and Dogubayazit, 70kms north-east of Van.

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