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Holy Cross Church, Van

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  • On the Akdamar island you can see the Akdamar Church what was build by a Armenian king. Its on the Van Lake and you need to take a boat to get there, i think the best time to go there is in the...  more »
  • A 10th century Armenian Church built on an island populated by rabbits. The art depicked both on the outside as well as the inside is a marvel, depicting stories from the Bible and the Apostles.  more »
  • Try to avoid coming here in the middle of the summer if it is possible, but otherwise this island is a great experience. There are walking trails to take in the beauty of the island and lake Van, and the jewel is the 1000 year old Armenian church. There is also a gift shop and tea house on the island, perfect for resting.
  • It’s an ancient and local church built on a small island near Van of Turkey. Visiting all the place takes around 10 to 30 minutes depending on you. Visiting this island takes around 2 to 3 hrs. It’s a good place for swimming and it has very clear water. Except the main hall there are a couple of chambers built with stone and small window and they are really dark and creepy. There is a story about this place which you can read in wikipedia (akdamar island). If you have 3 days in Van, it’s highly recommended to visit here.
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