This place was a bit underwhelming. Unless you're just really into ancient archaeological sites you can skip it. There's not much to see other than piles of stones. There's one section that's basalt with some cuneiform inscriptions on it. It really stands out because the stone is in excellent condition and very black, unlike the others. I arranged...more
Cad Bahcivan Mah Yuzbasioglu Sok No 1, Van, Van, Turkey
Good for: Families
Hoşap Castle is not far from Van and makes for a nice day trip. The Lonely Planet guide mentioned that it is possible to get there by public transport but it all seemed a bit complicated and I didn't have much time so I arranged for a tour at about 100-150 Turkish Lira, don't remember exactly with a trip to Çavuştepe included and I was...more
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