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Dogubeyazit

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From [[Van]] there are several minibusses.
 
There are minibuses from [[Agri]] for 15TL/person. It's also possible to get a 24hr coach from Istanbul.
==Get around==
You can walk to most places in this fairly small cityof about 70,000 inhabitants.
==See==
[[Image:PasaSarayi.jpeg|thumb|Ishak Pasa Sarayi]]
* '''Ishak Pasa Sarayi''' is a palace 5 km outside the city (entrace fee: 3 5 TL). This ancient fortress/castle/mosque is stunningly beautiful, and is a must see when in Dougbeyazit. Try to go on a dry, sunny day. The old town is nearby. Trek a little bit further up, and you can visit the tomb of Ahmedi Xani, the famous Kurdish poet and philosopher, and the ruins of the Urartian castle. The area is also famous for the rock formation assumed to be the remains of Noah's ark. You may also visit the meteor crater in the vicinity of the Iranian border.
**For a taxi from the town center, expect to pay approximately 10-15 TL one way. Worth considering asking the taxi driver to wait at the Palace.
**There is a dolmus service (2TL) to the Palace; but hitch-hiking was may be quicker both going up and coming down so no idea about the price.
**Alternatively, it´s a very stiff walk all the way up (or down), in summer possibly dangerous even.
You may also want to climb other mountains in the region, such as Mt Suphan, as part of your acclimatisation.
Some local experienced guides that you can contact ahead of time are Salih Basbaga +90 472 312 6606 in Dogubeyazit or salihbasboga004erkan sedef erkanararat@hotmail.com or Cuma Saltik mobile:+90 544 638 8211 or [email protected]542 732 2454
==Buy==
==Sleep==
Hotels are numerousand near by the main bus station. If you arrive from Van by dolmuş, turn right out of the station (more like a car park), then veer left into Dr Ibrahim Beşikli Cd to find the main strip. Not all places provide air conditioning.
* <sleep name="Hotel Ararat" alt="" address="Belediye Cad." directions="" phone="+90 472 312-49-88"fax="+90 472 312-25-23" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.hotelararatturkey.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="">This Hotel not so expencieve and it was remodeled with new owners it was cute and lovely also very cline..</sleep> * <sleep name="Hotel Erzurum" alt="" address="İ. Beşikçi Caddesi" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="">This hotel has cheap clean rooms with shared bathrooms.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Hotel Grand Derya" alt="" address="Abdullah Baydar Caddesi 203" directions="" phone="+90 472 312-75-31" email="" fax="+90 472 312-78-33" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="">This three star hotel is run down, but has air-conditionıng.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Hotel Isfahan" alt="" address="Isagecit Caddesi 26" directions="" phone="+90 472 312-43-63" email="[email protected]" fax="+90 472 312-40-81" url="http://www.hotelisfahan.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="">This hotel has spacious rooms and a somewhat worn lobby area. There is someone who speaks English at reception. Quoted 35TL for a single.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Hotel Nuh" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+90 472 312-72-32" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="">It has an impressive lobby area but shabby rooms. The rooftop restaurant has views of Ararat. Quoted 50TL for a single.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Hotel Ortadoğu" alt="" address="Ağrı Caddesi 105" directions="" phone="+90 472 312-42-25" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://hotelortadogu.tripod.com/index_eng.html" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Carpet floor rooms with en-suite bathrooms, TV. Next door to convenience store, very close to bus stops. Staff were helpful, spoke some English. From 30TL/night.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Hotel Tahran" alt="" address="Büyük Ağrı Caddesi 124" directions="" phone="+90 472 312-01-95" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.hoteltahran.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Hotel Tahran is inexpensive with surprisingly clean but small bathrooms. They also provide depository service for unnecessary stuff when doing a trip across the border to Iran or up to Ararat. 30/50TL single/double.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Hotel Urartu" alt="" address="Abdullah Baydar Caddesi" directions="across the street from post office" phone="+90 472 312-72-95" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Urartu is reasonable with friendly staff.</sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Yayla Palas" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+90 472 312-78-61" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Hotel Yayla Palas — anything but a palace. 20/30TL single with/without bathroom - 70s decor, cleanish rooms with sink, relatively clean (though smelly) shared bathrooms, wifi in the rooms, friendly staff, perfect for budget travellers. On the main pedestrian shopping street.</sleep>
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