Buyuk Urartu Hotel

Address: Cumhuriyet Cad. No:32 Van Merkez, Van, Van, 65100, Turkey | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Cumhuriyet Cad. No:32 Van Merkez, Van, is near Ancient Urartian site of Cavustepe (Sardurihinilli) and Old Van.
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    Travel Blogs from Van


    A travel blog entry by dave.coleman on Sep 23, 2014

    1 comment, 14 photos

    ... is a moonscape of broken rocks, for all the world like solid rock has been rough-ploughed like a field of potatoes after cropping. It is extraordinary.

    The road has no kerbs or white lining. Huge trucks grind up the steep slopes or thunder down the inclines as we rise to over 2,500 metres. The vast plains below disappear in the haze where the high peaks of the surrounding mountains can ...

    Finishing up in Turkey: Out East

    A travel blog entry by jonnystravels on Aug 05, 2013

    50 photos

    ... and getting to and from the island, worked fine. However, everyone else going to the island was either Turkish families or tour groups with their own transport. I was led to believe that the minibus regular runs back. I was misled. So after waiting for a while, because the minibus driver kept telling me we would leave when there was some more people, I realized he was just trying to fleece me to charge me a personal rate to bring me back, ...

    Lost in Translation

    A travel blog entry by 2legs2wheels on May 19, 2013

    1 comment, 39 photos

    After my eventful evening the night before, I had hoped for a long and quiet lie in. That was not to be, because at 4.45am I was awoken by a herd of wheely cases and general shouting of Japanese tourists. They had decided that they were the only people on the planet at that moment and so who cared how much noise they made and I must have been exhausted because I didn’t alight from my bed to remonstrate with them, though given their number I might have been in ...

    Van: The Pearl of the East

    A travel blog entry by bumihills on Jul 29, 2011

    45 photos

    ... a vestige of the renowned metalworking skills of Urartians.

    The following morning we took a boat to Akdamar, a tiny island in Lake Van, to view its Armenian cathedral. The church was built between 915 and 921 AD. The unrestored yet amazingly preserved reliefs outside of the tenth-century structure depict a variety of Old Testament stories (among them David and Goliath, the story of Jonah and the Whale, Adam and ...

    To the shores of Van Golu

    A travel blog entry by chagger1 on Jun 01, 2011

    28 photos

    ... inscriptions cut into the rockface. Further up the hill, Seljuk remnants.
    Then to a big carpet factory for the whole dog & pony show. Some ok stuff but nothing called to me.....
    Outside we saw some of the famous Van cats (which apparently love water and even swim; many have one blue & one yellow or brown eye).
    Alarmed at 9.45pm by what I thought were gunshots ( turned out to be enthusiastic fireworks, part of a Kurdish wedding! ).