"KARS-Turk-Armenian-Russian history" Kars Ili by Tuna_ank

Kars Ili Travel Guide: 32 reviews and 127 photos

ÇILDIR lake

Kars is on the north-east, Georgia and Armenia border of Turkey.
You must see Çildir lake. You make walk 6 months at frozen lake. And you may eat fish always. I couldn't see but don't forget to Devil castle!
Kars is devided into 3 cities. Çildir is in the Ardahan city border now but I still accept all of them as a Kars.

Beautiful Ani ruins

There is a 7000 years history in this city... It was on the silk road and always very important. Most important place is Ani ruins, 45 km far from the city. The first settlement in Ani was begun in 4th. cc. It was on the silk road and saw many civiliztions like Urartu, Kimmer, Saka Turks, Arsak, Sasani, Arab, Bagrat(Armenian Ani kingdom), Bizanthion, Seljuk, Ani gurcus, Harzemsah, Mongol, Ilhanli, Karakoyun, Akkoyun, Afsar Turks, Ottoman, Russian and finally Turks(1921) again. You can see lovely old buildings, castle, walls... It takes at least 3-4 hours to see everything. It was great to visit there even at snowy time.

Old houses

You may see beautiful old buildings in the city. There are many Russian style houses. People are lovely.

  • Last visit to Kars Ili: Mar 2009
  • Intro Updated Mar 21, 2009
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  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2009 at 7:06 AM

    Happy Birthday Nur !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    oh Nur! The intro photo is beautiful! what was the temperature on your visit?

  • revontulet's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    I visited the Ruins in summer time, but after seing your photos, winter view also seems impressive. Thanks for sharing us...Hugs&kisses...

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