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Nice view

It is really big, not such a lake, its similar to sea. the water has alkaline, so there is not lots... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
massoum
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Tehran, Iran
via mobile
Nice and dreamy beach

A very Clean and Beautiful beach. I really mean it. A nice place for slimming. Blue water seeing... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Kiarash H
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Shiraz, Iran
via mobile
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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
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank massoum
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

A very Clean and Beautiful beach. I really mean it. A nice place for slimming. Blue water seeing fish around

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kiarash H
Reviewed September 9, 2018

The experience of riding on this lake is very enjoyable.The beautiful color and cleanliness of the lake are remarkable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fahimeh22
Reviewed August 6, 2018

huge lake. takes about 2 1/2 hours from one end to another in a car. many picnic and swimming sites along the way

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank platinumSingapore
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank lpourlak
Reviewed June 9, 2018

well that is just a lake like others, there are not many facilities in the beach and it is not so modern overall the scenes are beautiful

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mohammad hossei... F
Reviewed April 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Sultanshat
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank zunip
Reviewed November 25, 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Soraya H
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Romina S
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