Noah's Ark site

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wisnu315
Port Harcourt, Nigeria762 contributions
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
100 contributions
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
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/UK131 contributions
Sep. 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
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 Arabia11 contributions
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
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
Sep. 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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Matisse08
Victoria, Australia136 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
High on a hillslope there is a tiny museum alongside what appears to be the outline of a boat. The museum has a collection of articles and fossils to demonstrate evidence of Noah's Ark. If you have a good imagination you are likely to believe that the excursion was worthwhile. The museum is in need of attention, but the view of the valley is beautiful, and the knowledge that you are so close to Iran is interesting.
Written May 20, 2015
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Tomasz K
Warsaw, Poland321 contributions
Jun. 2014 • Family
Make sure to use a bit of your imagination and... there you go: Noah's Ark is just in front of you. The museum is disappointing, however local guide will show you nice places around allowing you to take nice pictures.
Written June 24, 2014
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