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    • Where to go in 8 days in eastern Turkey?

      by cheungmying Online Now Jul 4, 2015 at 12:41 AM

      I will arrive in Van on 21/7 and then travel in eastern Turkey. I will fly back from Erzurum on 29/7.Can everyone give me advice on how to spend these 8 days in eastern Turkey? One to two important castles or museums are enough for me. I hope the places can be of different features. Thanks a lot.

      4 Answers Jul 12, 2015 at 10:23 AM
    • Van Cat souvenirs from Van city

      by robynfree Online Now Apr 17, 2015 at 6:00 AM

      I am a big fan of the Van cat and want to bring home some nice souvenirs of same from upcoming trip to Van for myself and other Van owners/breeders in the UK. Any suggestions where to buy some good quality souvenir ornaments or jewellery or textiles featuring the Van cat?

    • is it safe to travel to Van in 2015?

      by GinaF7 Online Now Mar 23, 2015 at 4:45 PM

      Considering the war between Turks and Kurds

      8 Answers Mar 25, 2015 at 7:02 AM
    • temperatures

      by mart1n Online Now Jul 31, 2014 at 3:57 AM

      How cold is it at night?

      1 Answer Jul 31, 2014 at 4:03 AM
    • Attractions in Van

      by RezaMov Online Now Jul 18, 2014 at 5:23 AM

      Any sport activity or attraction in Van? Water park? Rafting?

    • Asking for some information

      by medeako Online Now Jul 16, 2014 at 11:18 AM

      We are going to visit Van Museum at the beginning of September, 2014. Will it be open at that time?

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      From Van to Istanbul

      by edithzelt Online Now Jun 1, 2014 at 9:06 AM

      Hi, who can suggest us the best way to go from Van to Istanbul. Are there any bus schedules end of august? We have 1,5 days.

      7 Answers Jun 5, 2014 at 12:39 AM
    • Frm Yas Mode House, Turkey Brands

      by YasModeHouse Online Now May 1, 2014 at 2:46 AM

      hi would you please to inform me which dress brand are there in van?

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      Shopping in Van

      by HafezM Online Now Dec 10, 2013 at 1:23 PM

      What Turkish brands can I find in Van? Are there any malls there?


      2 Answers Dec 14, 2013 at 7:08 AM
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      by letterica Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 6:01 AM

      Hi, does anybody know something about buses schedule from Van to Mardin ? We will spend few days in Van and Mardin this sommer. I didn't find any answer on web.

      2 Answers Mar 20, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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      Impact of earthquake

      by uch016n Online Now Feb 27, 2012 at 5:54 AM

      I would like to visit Van on coming April. Do you know the status of Van? I know the big earth quake had serious impact on Van.

      Thanks in advance.

      8 Answers Mar 4, 2012 at 4:12 AM
    • B&B in Van

      by pnc299 Online Now Aug 24, 2011 at 1:27 PM

      May i know is it any budget or B&B somewhere near the bus terminal? thanks

      1 Answer Aug 25, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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      van to konya

      by goolmamad Online Now Jun 9, 2011 at 2:16 AM

      hi may i ask which way you advise for going from van to konya ? is there an sleeper train ? if yes i need to know the time table and also is it going directly? my last destination is antalya

      1 Answer Jun 9, 2011 at 4:01 AM
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      moving to van

      by celam Online Now Jan 1, 2010 at 9:08 AM

      I will be moving to Van, Turkey in about six months and had a few questions about the logistics of acquiring documents to stay, getting an apartment, etc. Any advice that could be offered would be greatly appreciated!

      4 Answers Jan 2, 2010 at 5:03 AM
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      Van hotels for summer trip

      by LostinParadiseTR Online Now Jun 14, 2009 at 7:55 AM

      I'm planning a trip to Van and Dogubeyazit this summer. I've seen on the net a couple of hotels which are in the nearby small town of Edremit. If I can find an affordable price, I thought it would be good to stay in one of these, rather than in the city itself. But am wondering what the public transport connections between Van center and the lake resort are like, and, also, if I take some day trips out with local travel agencies, would I be collected from an Edremit hotel by them? I've not visited the east of Turkey before (I live in Fethiye) ....I realise it is going to be different ..... (A similar situation here would not pose any kind of problem) but have no idea how different or in which particular ways. Any advice on this would be great ....I'm assuming Van is north of the problem PKK areas in the south east and so safe to visit. My Turkish is reasonable (about 65% fluent) so should be enough for everday situations. Also assuming that being a lone female traveller will not cause big problems ...........but please let me know if I'm wrong!

      7 Answers Mar 31, 2012 at 2:41 PM
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      From Van - Aleepo Syria

      by reezal Online Now Apr 12, 2008 at 9:23 AM

      dear Vts

      Do u know what is the best route to take from Van to Aleepo? Ive read there is 5 daily buses from Van to Diyabakir(7hrs) Does anyone know wht is the last bus dpart from Van to cities near syria border(Gaziantep)?


      1 Answer May 2, 2009 at 2:37 AM
    • plane ticket

      by khorasanim Online Now Mar 17, 2008 at 1:02 PM

      I really appreciate all those who answered to my qustions. but there were diferent prices for plane ticket from van to izmir. I would be pleased if I know the price of the one way and two way plane ticket from van to izmir and where and how can I get it for april 15.
      thanks a lot

      1 Answer Mar 17, 2008 at 3:11 PM
    • van to izmir

      by khorasani Online Now Mar 13, 2008 at 2:57 AM

      I would like to go to izmir from van,but I dont know how. I want to know, if there are any buses from van to izmir and vice versa? what times,how much is it, and how long does it take to get to izmir? where can we get the ticket? Is it safe to go with your family? also are there any planes or trains to izmir and if there are, how much is the price and how can we get the necessary information

      3 Answers Mar 14, 2008 at 1:52 PM
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      Some Questions about travelling to Van

      by Vigor70 Online Now Jul 21, 2007 at 10:51 AM

      Hi Vt friends. We would like to travel to Van soon. We planned to go there by train from Tabriz. Now some questions:
      Is it possible camping around lake ?
      Is there enough hotel rooms in Summer vacations ?
      Is there bus from Van to Antalya ? How long is it ? and How much is the ticket ?
      Thanks for your help.

      3 Answers Jul 21, 2007 at 1:52 PM
    • traveling from Van to Dogubayazit

      by biljs Online Now Jun 6, 2006 at 5:17 AM

      Hi everybody!
      I am preparing to climb Ararat with my friends, as a part of an arranged mountain expedition. But all group will travel by train and bus, and I have not enough time, and I want to travel by plain from Belgrade to Van, then by bus from Van to Dogubayazit where I will join them. I found a lot infomation about Van, however, I have few questions:
      1. Is it safe enough for me and my husband to travel this way (we will have Turkish sport visas in our pasports)
      2. How I can find bus stop in Van (i can't find any city map of Van), is there everyday bus line to Dogubayazit, when (deparature time) and how long it take to reach there (arrival time), and of course, how much it cost?
      3. Can you recomend me good and not to expensive hotel in Van or tourist office to organize some sightseeing ?

      3 Answers Dec 29, 2006 at 7:59 PM
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      safety in eastern Turkey

      by sandrahrusovska Online Now Mar 19, 2006 at 7:15 PM

      Hi to all!
      We are 3 friends (a girl and 2 guys) planning on traveling to eastern Turkey form Istanbul by a rented car (without a guide)on March 22. I have been collecting all the possible information about the dangers that we could encounter and even though many people who have been travellig there usually by BUS(!) and during the season say it is OK to travel there, some Turkish friends do not recommend to travel to places like Van, or Dyiarbakir by car right now. Reasons? Off season, nationalistic moods since the will be Newroz festival on 25-26, plus ambushes and robberies. On the other hand, car gives one freedom to travel where one wants and leave when one wants and we were thinking it might be safer if you have a car in remote places, plus buses don't follow the scedule very precisely.
      Does anyone know the real current situation? I am being too worried?
      Another question, is it real to do Istanbul-Samsun-Trabzon-Dogubayazit-Erzurum-Urfa-Antalya in 6-7 days?

      Thank you so much for any travel tips

      3 Answers Mar 31, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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      getting to western Turkey in March

      by sandrahrusovska Online Now Mar 8, 2006 at 8:54 AM

      Hi. I would like to obtain any information about getting to Van in March. We would like to rent a car and hopefully get to Van, does anybody know how the political situation and especially roads are there in the end of March?

      5 Answers Mar 21, 2006 at 2:35 AM
    • Bus trip from van to Turkey

      by AR2002 Online Now Sep 15, 2004 at 7:27 AM

      I am writing a story in which the main character passes through van. So, I had some questions about bus travel from Van to Ankara. Are there overnight buses from Van to Ankara and when do they leave, typically? Do you buy the ticket at the bus company in the center of town and then go to the otogar, or can you just buy your ticket at the bus or otogar? I have read that it takes about 18 hours to get to Ankara from Van. Is that right? How often does the bus leave? Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Oct 2, 2004 at 1:41 PM
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      Information about the city VAN in Turkey

      by emrekarasahin Online Now May 31, 2004 at 8:23 PM

      I will be living for a long time in Van, and I really need to know about Van in general, life in Van, people in Van, difficulties you had, good or bad experiences, prices, hotels, whatever you have to tell me.. The city life, the traffic, the roads, commuting in the city, traveling around. Every bit of information is greatly appreciated.. I could reach touristic information about this city, but no real life, living experience information could be reached.. thank you for your time... (in case you give me information about Van, I would do my best help you or your friends with a lot of things, arranging travel around, finding better hotels, arrange health care etc. once I settle there..promise)

      1 Answer Jun 3, 2004 at 1:27 AM
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      Van s cats

      by vojc Online Now May 25, 2004 at 11:59 PM

      Hello! I am from Slovenia. In the summer I intend visit the lake of Van with my family . We will travell by car. My question is: do anyone knows anything about special white cats around the lake. Where it is possible to meet them. And maybe un ugly question, is it possible to buy one. I heard that they are under protection of the government. Thanks for answers.

      2 Answers May 27, 2004 at 2:20 AM
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      Van to Istanbul or Izmir

      by sshasnain Online Now Feb 19, 2004 at 3:30 AM

      What is the best way to get to Istanbul or Izmir from Van. How is the train or bus service in Turkey. How long it take and how much.

      7 Answers Feb 27, 2004 at 2:42 AM
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      Tourist safety issues in Van, Turkey

      by Grevil Online Now May 25, 2003 at 5:51 AM

      It is considered to be safe for Western Tourists to travel to Eastern Turkey, specifically the Lake Van area? (Planned visit in July 2003) Also, from Van to Malatya, which transport method is better and quicker - train or bus?

      1 Answer May 27, 2003 at 9:25 AM
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      Traveling To Van

      by Jahangard Online Now Nov 22, 2002 at 7:00 AM

      Hi We are a group of young travellers from Iran. We are going to travel to Turkey/Van in 9.Dec.2002 we only stay one day in Van so, We would like to spend our time the best . Is there anyone can help? Thanks Jahangard

      3 Answers Apr 23, 2003 at 11:10 AM