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Alniak Destination Guide

Delve into Alniak in Turkey!

Alniak in the region of Van is a city in Turkey - some 594 mi (or 956 km) East of Ankara, the country's capital.

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Current time in Alniak is now 04:13 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Istanbul" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Mosul, Tabriz, Van, Uludere, Uri or Dagarcik. While being here, make sure to check out Yurtbasi, Yedisalkim, Tutmac, Perkis, Giyimli and Mollahuseyin as well. We encountered some video in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Turkey Hosap Castle

03:36 min ( June 06, 2008 by TaknyosP)
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Hoşap castle, impressively built on a rock outcropping, was built by a Kurdish ruler in the 17th Century. The modern Iranian border is only a few miles away, and cheap gas prices in Iran have created...

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Interesting facts about this location

Hoşap Castle

Hoşap Castle is a large medieval castle in the village of Hoşap, official name Güzelsu, Van, located in the Gürpınar District of the Van Province, southeastern Turkey. Most of the surviving structure was built by a local Kurdish lord named Mahmudi Suleyman in 1643. The former town of Hoşap lay on the flat ground north of the castle rock and in the enclosed space on the opposite side of the castle from the road; the present village extends into this space.

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Located at 38.22, 43.71 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in Turkey, Buildings and structures in Van Province, Castles in Turkey, History of Van Province, Kurdish historical sites