Van, the beautiful city of East Anatolia, is one of the oldest and most unique cities in terms of its nature, tourist attractions and cultural activities. Van had been home to many civilizations for thousands of years because of its natural beauties and fertile lands. Here’s what you need to know about this ethnic city...
Allocation of more resources for promoting the city and the careful preservation of its natural heritage have increased the number of tourists visiting Van. Every year many tourists flock to this magnificent city.
Today there are many historical landmarks in Van that have been preserved throughout the ages.
Historical and natural heritage areas are being put under protection for future generations. Here are the cultural landmarks in Van that have been declared “privileged conservation areas”...
Akdamar Island that captivates with its tranquility: Welcoming legions of local and foreign tourists each year, the island of Akdamar attracts attention with its peaceful surroundings. The island is a symbol of peace and tolerance.
Island of Çarpanak that evokes admiration with its unique texture and nature: Every year the Island of Çarpanak and its surrounding natural beauties attract hundreds of local and foreign visitors, photographers, and nature lovers.
Adır Island, the largest island on Lake Van: Adır Island, another one of our historical values attracting tourists, is also among the protected islands of Lake Van. This wonderful place, which is home to numerous bird species, is a popular tourist destination.
Other places worth visiting in Van
If you visit Van one day, remember that there will be many places to see during your trip. Some of these are the Van Castle, Akdamar Church, Kayan Çelebi Mosque, Hüsrev Pasha Mosque, Tomb of Halime Hatun, Hoşap Castle, Lake Van, Muradiye Waterfalls, Vanadokya, Van Museum.
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Diving Tourism Comes Back To Life At Lake Van
Making a name for itself with rich touristic opportunities, the city of Van is popular also for its underwater heritage! Adilcevaz district of Bitlis hosted a diving event to introduce a sunken ship that has been found at Lake Van during an underwater expedition. Asst. Prof. Mustafa Akkuş from Van Yüzüncü Yıl University (YYU) Faculty of Aquaculture, Cumali Birol, who is also the President of the Culture and Art Association, and other members of the association dived into Lake Van in Adilcevaz, Bitlis. Asst. Prof. Dr. Akkuş commented that, until a century ago, tens of sailing boats could be seen on Lake Van, which has a history stretching back 800,000 years.
With these activities, the aim is to promote the diving tourism at Lake Van, attract more domestic and foreign tourists and make it a popular destination for diving fans.
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