The mystery behind the ancient underwater kingdom in Turkey

Lake Van – home to an underwater kingdom

A trip to Lake Van in Turkey is a bucket-list item for many avid travellers. The sublime turquoise water and triangular shape of Lake Van attracts many visitors across Europe. The magnificent views, lush vegetation and gigantic mountainous structures are so stunning that you should be prepared to have your mind blown away. You can always enjoy the view by taking a walk/hike up the mountain or by simply enjoying a cup of tea overlooking the lake. It is a pure wonder of nature.

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The Turkish lake is surrounded by high mountains, resulting in harsh continental climate during some seasons. Historically, the area was home to various kingdoms including the Urartu, Ottomans, Byzantines and Seljuks. So in addition to the magnificent views, tourists also visit this area to see remnants of the old cities. For example, there is an old church and several castles with incredible architecture that are well preserved for precisely this. The magnificent natural landscape, good weather and scenery are therefore some of the reasons why tourists love Lake Van.

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