Noah's Ark site
Noah's Ark site
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As the name suggests, it is believed that this boat-shaped site is the location of the ruins of Noah's Ark. Geologists, however, argue that it's simply a natural limonite formation. See and decide for yourself, from a viewing area that is about 1.8 miles away from the site. Get there by hiking through eastern Turkiye’s arid plateaus, while taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys—you might even spot some sheep grazing. Whether you're a believer or not, the site makes for a great stop on your way to visit Mount Ararat or the 18th-century Ishak Pasha Palace. – Tripadvisor
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Bronwyn G
Townsville, Australia45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
After reading the reviews of this site on here I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at the visitor centre as it was open and had information in there to support the belief that this is the resting place of Noah's Ark. Thanks to the fact that my wonderful guide, Sefer, knew the man who looks after the visitor centre we were able to walk down from the centre to the actual site itself. Luck also had it that while we were checking out the site of Noah's Ark several mini buses from a university turned up to the visitor centre and I was soon talking to professors from the university about the conference on this site that they had just come from.......what a boon.
It was certainly very interesting and it seemed very plausible to me that this is indeed the resting place of Noah's Ark, if not then it's quite a co-incidence that the dimensions of this geological formation are the same as those given in the bible for the size of the Ark.
Sefer was very knowledgeable about the site and the area in general and spoke English well enough that we were able to converse on the way out to the site and back.
I found him very friendly, courteous and honest and would definitely recommend engaging his services if you wish to go out to this site or even to Ishak Pasha Palace or other places of interest around Dogubeyazit.
The best way to contact Sefer is via WhatsApp on +90 545 610 46 40
Oh btw.......the other reviews here are correct in that the scenery was magnificent and the fact that you are only a few kilometers from the Turkey/Iran border was also of interest to me
Written November 13, 2023
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Christ R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Awesome and mind blowing view of Noah's Ark. Sefer the number one tour guide of Noah's Ark and the 'Village of Eight' where the drove stones are located let alone Noah's house! ...for more info contact Sefer 905456104640 (located in Turkey near Noah's Ark)
Written May 7, 2023
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wisnu315
Karangasem, Indonesia999 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Honestly, not impressive but if you have nothing to do or spare time then not too bad. Since you can only look from distance approx. 600 m, you can imagine that the rock formation as Noah Ark. Actually, the scenery on the way is more interesting.
Written October 4, 2020
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Guven D
117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
After you visit the Ishak Pasa Palace and if you have some more time then visit the Noah's Ark site what is near to the Iranian border.
You can see a boat shape what is believed to be the remaining's of the Noah's Ark.
Written August 13, 2020
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J6966SDdavidb
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
The viewing area is about 3 km away from the site, so you can see a rock formation that is ellipsoid in shape and with some imagination, you could conceive of it as a baot.
Written February 24, 2020
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sc3traveller
Canada/UK136 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We had some spare time in Dogubeyazit before climbing Mount Ararat and thought we'd check out the famous Noah Ark site.It's one of those places you visit with high expectations and when you arrive your jaw drops and you say out loud: "Is that it?" Basically, if you stand outside the back of the visitor center and look into the hills beyond you can kind of see a mound of dirt that you can convince yourself is in the shape of an ark. That's all folks.

There is no signage to show you where to look or give you an idea on how the ark shape is cut into the dirt. There isn't even any info on historical context or archaeological info about when the ark was "found". It's not possible to walk up to the site and there is nothing in the visitor centre. The inside of the centre was completely vacant, apart from a couple of post cards and cold drinks you could buy. There is a toilet but you will have to pay for it.

On the flip side it's nice to have bragging rights on saying you "saw" Noah's Ark, but there really isn't much to see.
Written October 27, 2019
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Daniel L
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Some of these reviews are mind boggling. Im what the hell are people expecting to see? A fully made Ark after thousands of years? Anyway, it was amazing and breathtaking to see the actual remains and outlines of the Ark that has been in story's for generations of human life. I'll cherish this memory.
Written August 6, 2019
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Jacob F
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Stopped here while driving through the area: Noah's Ark has been found? Okay, why not? Let's go!

It's really nothing extremely interesting, I mean, it does look like a boat, that's for sure. It also looks like a pide.

The visitor's center is closed down. It looks a lot different now. It's been renovated but it's completely stripped on the inside.

All in all, the experience of driving in this region of Turkey, and being so close to Iran, and seeing Mt. Ararat from this location, it was well worth it. It's very easy to reach, just type in "Noah's Ark National Park" in your Google Maps Navigator and it will take you right there. Drive carefully up the hill though because the road is not in the best condition.
Written August 25, 2018
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Ararat Travel Agency
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
Ararat Travel Agency in Dogubeyazit
organize trekking And expedition tour to mount ararat And around dogubeyazit

Good idea to contact whit them they spkeagin lunguge And they are from dogubeyazit
Written May 24, 2018
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hondo533
Melbourne, Australia130 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
We had spare time in Ararat so went to see this petrified Noah's Ark.
Not particularly believable, but the view of the landscape was nice.
Written November 3, 2016
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