Ishak Pasa Sarayi
Favorite thing: All an adventure !!! my afternoon excursion to the palace was such a beautiful, scary and harm at the same time... this palace on the outskirts of dogubayazit could be reach by taxi (as moslty guides talk about) or by foot as in my case... these almost 7km are amazing for a treeking lovers like me..
Favorite thing: Probably is one of the main reasons to get there .. impressive snowy Ararat mountain rules the city, wherever you stay you can behold the fascinating mountain.. i took this picture the first morning at 6 or 7 am and it was magical..
Favorite thing: people are the best... every time i moved easternwards i found people charmer and charmer and pleasant with travellers... always trying to know where was u from and just in kurdish cos nobody speak in english
Favorite thing: the city is a perfect spot to make pictures to people.. its some weird for them cos not many foreigners come to visit that city....just for treekings and not many
I didnt find any trouble to shoot pictures to people.. but be carefull with women.. its a disrespect for them .. so ask before if the picture is in front of them or straight to them
Great Local Guide in Dogubayazit
Favorite thing: Bcause we only planned to stay for one day in Dogubayazit, we opted to hire a local guide for a day and see all the local sights.
We ended up going with Salih from Murat Camping.
Salih was really a great guide. Very friendly like all Kurdish people and really helpful as well as speaking great English. In fact my brother in the East of Turkey :-)
Just call in a talk to Salih, have a cup of tea and find out all there is to know about Dgubayazit and the surrounding area.
Murat Camping is located opposite the bus station and you can call salih on 0090 543 595 9639
Fondest memory: Friendly people and great scenery
Favorite thing: Dogubayazit is a small town in eastern Turkey, only 40 km from the Iranian border. Most tourists don't come for the town itself but for Isak Pasha Palace or Mt Ararat. Some are on their way to Iran.
Along the mainstreet Dr Ismail Besikci Caddesi you'll find the post office, ATMs, hotels, shops cafés and restaurants.
There are not many women on the streets in town, but there are no problems beeing a single female tourist. But if you go out to eat you will probably be shown to the upper floor (if there is one) at the restaurant, as the groundfloor is full of men.
Favorite thing: Mount Ararat is the highest mountain in Turkey with its 5137 meters. It raises high above the surounding plateau and the sight of the mountain is impressive even from far away. The peak is covered in snow even in summertime.
The mountain can be seen from Dogubayazit.
ishakpasa saray,a very strange palace...
Favorite thing: at the end of 17th century,a kurdish governor of the place,ishak pasha,decides to build here its summer residence.
the architect ,taking his inspiration from persian,armenian,georgian,seldjukide and ottoman styles,unites the whole in a harmonious way....
refurbished in 1956...
7km from town centre.
Fondest memory: an incredible palace,in an unexpected site...
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agri dag,ararat mountain 5165m high
Favorite thing: the volcano looks down upon the plain (a 4000m high plain !)....one of the most extraordinary mountain sites in the world ,strongly marked with its symmetrical mass cone-shaped....
exists a theory saying noah's ark could be "stranded" at the top....try to find it:climbing to the summit is "rather" easy!
Fondest memory: the sensation when ararat becomes visible on the skyline....
the grandeur of this apparition is not easy to describe and harder again to fix it on a photo!
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