On the way from Ahlat to the city of Van, the Mount Süphan came into view.
Mount Süphan is the second highest volcano in Turkey, with an elevation of 4,058 meters.
The next morning, I took a walk around the hotel before breakfast.
Most of locals are very cheerful and friendly. I got a brochure of the city at the tourist information office.
Van is a city in eastern Turkey, Van Province, located on the eastern shore of Lake Van. The city has a long history as a major urban area. It has been a large city since the first millennium BC, initially as the capital of Urartu in the 9th century BC and later as the center of the Armenian Kingdom of Vaspurakan. It remained an important center of Armenian culture until the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Today, Van has a Kurdish majority and a sizable Turkish minority. The City of Van has a population of 370,190 in 2012.
Lake Van is the largest lake in Turkey, located in the far east of the country in the provinces of Van and Bitlis. It is a saline soda lake, receiving water from numerous small streams that descend from the surrounding mountains. Lake Van is one of the world’s largest endorheic lakes (having no outlet). The original outlet from the basin was blocked by an ancient volcanic eruption.