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Akdamar Island, Van

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  • It's definitely exotic. This is a really winter landscape you encountering, spring is also very nice in the winter, the only issue to consider ships 7-8 without the person. Of course we had to take the morning as staff if you're heading to the winter 09:15-09:30, and if you do not want to wait if you are there at that hour, I say:)
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  • Escape from the noise of the city traffic and to choose the right one. Other than that, great Lake views and really impressive with the reflection of Mount Artos. Akdamar Church can be visited for a much more impressive landscape and around the climb up the Hill. Van, who came to see and must be someone in the island of Akdamar visit!
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  • Extremely beautiful island. Indispensable for lovers of historic and necessary photography. There are sea bus service of the municipality every hour. Very good.
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  • Still gorgeous and still so naturally. It's beautiful and Holly. It is a must see place in Van.
  • Gevas district borders Akdamar island is located at. Holy Cross Church, which was established in the island's East, on behalf of the King of Vaspurakan Gagik I, by 915-921, was built between the years Monk to Manuel. The northeast of the Church chapel was held on 1296-1336; to the West of the jamaton 1763; the bell tower south of 18. have been added at the end of the century. To the North of the Chapel, date unknown. When first built the Palace Church, converted to the Church of the monastery building, later. in the year 2007 as a result of the restoration of the Monument was spent as a museum has opened its doors. Next to the Church architecture of the exterior is notable with plastic molding in the stone. In terms of the Central domed plan, four-leaf clover-shaped cruciform plan. • The Middle place high, dome, covered externally pyramidal cones. It is clear that the church be kept high dome put vertical effect. The Church is entered through a door to the West and South, by means of the. The environs of the Church with the added in later periods. The Church is very rich figural repertoire. In addition there are various scenes taken from the Bible and Torah. Jonah's sea disposal, Virgin Mary and Jesus in her arms, Adam and Eve's expulsion from Paradise, the Prophet David King with Goliat's challenge, the three Hebrew young Palestinian Samson duo, heat, lion Lair Daniel scenes. In the Western front, King Gagik's Church, while the model of a scene showing. Take in the four directions in the writers of the Gospels is depicted across the. Other than these, the upper and lower parts of the façade, vine kudzu for many generations of dolanmaktadır. In various earthly scenes of this generation. Hunting scenes, various animals, a lot about wrestlers and sara stage. Also in the middle of the eastern front suspension of Kudzu in the Abbasid per digit, to be able to curb cross-legged in one hand and a glass in working order, in the other hand holds the grapes, are depicted. Other scenes from the religious and earthly, animal figures in terms of a dialogue. In between we're inside the Ivy vine free-form, and the lower part of the roof of the ¬ rich animal figures. The history of the monastery IX. century. Then a renewed Church in 1462, 1703 earthquake damage between 1712-1720 again saw repair. The Church is a rectangular area in an East-West direction. Central dome in the Middle, from the west wall of the apse in the East two free foot and the four directions based on arches. The East is two five-point ap ¬ fog with cells. If the dome that covers the western part of the cross arm, ribs. A cone-shaped high rimmed central dome reflected pyramidal outward. West and North through the two doors that opened to the front entrance. One of them shows an arrangement in the form of the West portal. All of the material cut stone church. Jamaton added to the West side, the square-shaped and arranged as nine-part. Mirrored cross-vaults of the sections above. The bell tower over the Western front, as was the entry taşıntılı export composition. The bottom door muqarnas kavsaralarıdır. This section also observed two colored stones material from place to place. The contents of the Church nowadays is largely broken with frescoes. In this fresco from Jesus-related topics in General. Built with stones material structure, exterior architectural suburb, the Church is an active appearance. The Abbasid Central Asian Turkish art through effects increases the importance of the host.
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  • The legend of akdamar (Oh Tamara) located to the southeast of Lake Van, 1.5 km in length, width 0.5 km is a legend of Akdamar island is told about the name: I used to live a Hermit in Van. This Monk's world are a beautiful daughter. She is so beautiful, anyone seen him a thousand heartfelt vurulurmuş. This was also the name of the pretty girl "Tamara".  After all the lads they expire, Tamara Van, looking handsome, valiant, valiant you make Tamara one looses to the Turkish youth. The two lovers meet in secret. These meetings will continue for a while. Finally, two young people who didn't hear the Van in his love.  Monk, girl on how to discourage this if you're dealing with trying to make it. The only cure is to remove the girl from Van.  The largest island of Lake Van is a church on the island of Akdamar, along with the remaining lifetime of the girl decided to spend on this island. Is it possible to distinguish between two loving heart? Tamara and Turkish love so sublime, so no barrier ... Monk's confining to the island de Tamara does not benefit. Two young, agree. Young man, every night will be to the island by swimming from shore. In the meantime, Tamara also can find flashlight will signal the island lover, will help him.  As they say they do. Boy, wouldn't call it summer, winter storm, wave wouldn't mind swam to the island each night. They will be together with Tamara until morning. Back to swim again before sunrise.  After a while we met two Monks, learns the young man. One night, she changes the location of the beacon left. Flashlight, sharp and pointy leaves to one side where the rocks. Tamara founded in the Lad are unaware of the trap.  Young man as always enters into the water from the shore again, begins to swim toward the light that appears from the island. That's bad luck, that night, and it's too dark, Lake overheat wave. Young man floating, floating, floating ... In her arms she de beer will be consumed as well. Swim towards the light light away. If there were further waves. A strong wave, power spikes and sharp rocks, such as upgrading the LAD stockout. The boy in pieces all over the dark waters of the Lake while buried: "Oh Tamara, Oh Tamara!" cries reaches all the way to the cliffs of Tamara yankılanarak. Tamara now stop? He is also without blinking leaves the waves lap and lost herself horny. So, come together while blocked is the younger of the two, is going to take forever to draw, depths of dark blue waters of Lake Van space.  This is also the name of the island is experiencing at the end of the sad after that day "by changing" Akhtamar "Tamara" Ah.
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  • 凡湖(Van Lake) 中第二大島,卻是最知名的島,可以乘船前往平靜的旅程,抵達阿克達馬島(Akdamar Island)。一定不會後悔後悔訪問。有定期航班可以到達,主要是要看遊客,大部分的時間遊客都不少。群山環抱高山的雪色對應湖水的綠色,的島嶼,華麗,歷史悠久的亞美尼亞教堂。 在船行到島嶼之中,你會享受海天一色的感覺。 要來此地 聖十字島,先到Otogarı搭小巴到Gevaş, 中途要轉彎入城前,下車走一下可以到碼頭 回程在對面的墓園等待,有車就可以回凡城 到了港口之後,可能需要等待,人數至少7到10人才會出發, 來回15TL, 從港口到聖十字島約需半小時,通常是並停留一小時之後返回, 可以等下班船來。 可以一直往島的高處走,由上往下俯瞰這座島以及凡湖, 聖十字島門票10TL,可使用博物館卡。 目前最重要是可能因為內戰而被損毀的聖十字教堂,幸好有人大力疾呼,這個建築保存後成為一個博物館。這是十世紀建造亞美尼亞形式的教堂。繞島一圈約一小時,慢慢欣賞。 島內披覆植物少,多見沙岩地形,旁邊可以游泳,享受清涼的湖水,很清澈的綠色水色。
  • Recognized with the Church of St. Cross, found on the island. Akdamar Island (Church, Ağtamar, Shoots) is written in the form of Turkey's provinces of Van and Bitlis, Van Lake located in between is the second largest island. Of van Gevaş district within the boundaries of the island has an area of 70,000 square meters. Total length of 3 kilometres of the coast. The highest point is above sea level on the western end of the island in 1912 metres above height of 80 meters there are steep cliffs.
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