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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...more
It is really big, not such a lake, its similar to sea. the water has alkaline, so there is not lots of fishes type in. but it has very nice view all around the lake. We have gone there by bicycle and it was great.
Nowadays you cannot find many lakes that have water, and are clean, however Van Lake is an exception especially in the Middle East region! In fact, Van Lake is also very historic as it used to support an ancient Armenian culture in this region. It's...More
We were on a tour of Eastern Turkey so seeing Lake Van was a must. On our many trips to Turkey I had noted its sheer size on the airline maps. Seeing it in the flesh was no disappointment. Driving around its shoreline reinforced its...More
The weather was funky and I was tired of big cities after thiscpoint.
People are very nice everywhere in Turkey .
You can easily visit the monastery by local
Bus . That is quite nice
I stayed ROZ Hotel which was great for the price...More
The lake has blue & clear water .It is near city .half an hour time to reach from city center .There are some resturant s & places to enjoy .If weather is shiny the best situation to visit it.tere are some tours to tak you...More
It was a very good experience to be here,using a boat to achieve island.it was so lovely ♥️ the church in the island is good to visit but it's not so much interesting but the environment and the nature and the view of the lake...More