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Akdamar Church

  • (worth a detour)
  • less than 1 km
  • Easy
  • Free
  • 1 hour or less
  • 2 2

Beautiful church build in lake which is next to mountains

Gevas, Turkey 38°20′30″N 43°02′07″E

Akdamar Church is ancient Armenian cathedral in East Turkey. The church is based in the Akdamar Islands, in the Lake Van. This beautiful sightseeing had been restored by the Turkish government in 2005.  The original church was built in the 10th century. The Armenian Orthodox people were living in this area back in the past. Nowadays the Turkish government restored the church so they can lower the pressure between the two governments.

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Travel to Akdamar Islands, Turkey