Tamara Otel

Bahcivan Mah. Kazim Karabekir Cad. Yuzbasioglu Sok. No:1 Van Merkez, Van, Van, Turkey | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Van

Van: The Pearl of the East

A travel blog entry by bumihills

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Because of its beautiful surrounding landscape, Van was once known as the "Pearl of the East". Today we fly to Van, a city nestled along the southeastern shore of Turkey's largest lake and the one-time capital of the ancient Urartu Empire (contemporaries and oft rivals of the Hittites). Lake Van--six times bigger than Utah's Great Salt Lake--is a …

Finishing up in Turkey: Out East

A travel blog entry by jonnystravels

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... though I was traveling around, I was in one country for a while), and felt the need to move on. So after 24 hours of straight traveling by taxi and bus, I made it from Iraq to Lake Van in southeastern Turkey. I went to visit Ahkdamar Island, which has an old Armenian church on it. The return proved to be a little more difficult than I was led to believe. I took the local minibus heading that way and had them drop me off t the pier for the ...

Lost in Translation

A travel blog entry by 2legs2wheels

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... appeared that people either turned up for lunch while visiting the mountain, or stopped late at night and awoke early & left to see the sunset. This was confirmed by the 35 people who descended to be fed at lunch and the 40 Japanese tourists who at 8pm replaced the early departed from that morning and who would repeat the march of the wheely cases the next morning, much to my shagrin!


While I waited for sunset, so that I could head up to the ...

To the shores of Van Golu

A travel blog entry by chagger1

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... 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! ).



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Turkey- the land of closed and amazing weddings

A travel blog entry by laurareane

... and all they had was meat so I had some menamen.  After lunch we went up to the Ishak Pasa palace. This palace was built by a general and his son. It took 99 years to build and was begun in 1685. It has 366 rooms and is gorgeous. Apparently when the sultan of Turkey found out about the palace the son was told that it was bad that he was living in a palace that was more beautiful than the sultan so the family left the palace.  I was a little worried about the drive to ...

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This hotel, located on Bahcivan Mah. Kazim Karabekir Cad. Yuzbasioglu Sok. No:1 Van Merkez, Van, is near Ancient Urartian site of Cavustepe (Sardurihinilli) and Old Van.
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