Ahlat an open-air museum

Ahlat, an open-air museum

I‘m in Ahlat, currently a candidate for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status. Ahlat (or Akhlat) is the gateway to Anatolia. Here, on Lake Van’s most scenic shores, are the city of Bitlis, the city of our Ottoman forefathers, and the Islamic dome of the Seljuks.

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