Turkey’s natural beauty spans a large geographic area and features regions of vibrant beauty throughout the entire year, thus it is not just confined to one location or time of year. One of the wealthy nations, Turkey has appealing tourist and aesthetic attractions. Travelers from all over the world visit Turkey to take in the beauty of its charming and various regions; in the summer, the sea and the plains boast of welcoming guests, and in the winter, the mountains are decked up for winter tourists.
Particular ski resorts in Turkey are a major draw for travelers who enjoy skiing, making some resorts and places more well-known than others. The most significant of them is Van, which we’ll discuss in the lines that follow.
Van, which is situated on Turkey’s eastern border and is the sixth-largest city in terms of land, is sometimes referred to as the “city of beauty” in Turkey. One of the earliest inhabited cities since ancient times, Van has a history that goes back thousands of years BC.
Van, which is situated on the Silk Road, was one of the locations that attracted numerous civilizations throughout history to the point where the kings of Urartu (c. 900–700 BC) chose it as their capital. It is one of the richest archaeological regions, offering a wide variety of masterpieces for adventurers to explore.
The 3,000-year-old city of Van may be listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since it still has architectural elements and historical relics that are visible today. Not to mention, it boasts a stunning lake, waters that may be used to treat a variety of illnesses, and historical buildings including castles, mosques, and churches as well as thermal baths, springs, and resorts.
The magnificent Van Castle, one of the most beautiful castles constructed by the kings of the Urartu, is among the city’s noteworthy historical landmarks. It was erected on a tall hill and is situated on the city’s outskirts, 5 km west of the centre of Van.