Ararat

Running to the Iranian border from Doğubayazıt.

Running to the Iranian border from Doğubayazıt.

On the way to Ararat, we stopped at Meteor Crater.

Meteor Crater is just a big hole.

Meteor Crater is just a big hole.

Meteor Crater is located 18 km from Mount Ararat, close (1 km) to the Iranian borders and village Gurbulak. Meteor Crater is 60 meters deep and has diamater 35 meters, but it is half-filled with soil and mud.

Going to Mount Ararat

Going to Mount Ararat

Mt. Ararat (left) and Little Ararat (right)

Mt. Ararat (left) and Little Ararat (right)

Mount Ararat is a snow-capped and dormant compound volcano in the eastern extremity of Turkey. It consists of two major volcanic cones: Greater Ararat, the highest peak with an elevation of 5,137 m ; and Lesser Ararat, with an elevation of 3,896 m.

Going up to Mount Ararat

Going up to Mount Ararat

Mount Ararat

Mount Ararat

Noah’s Ark National Park Visitor Center

Noah’s Ark National Park Visitor Center

Mount Ararat is associated with the “mountains of Ararat” in the Old Testament. It is the traditional resting place of Noah’s Ark according to the Book of Genesis.

Noah's ark drifted ashore here.

Noah’s ark drifted ashore here.

We strolled there.

We strolled there.

Mt. Ararat is the principal national symbol of Armenia and is considered a “holy mountain” by Armenians. It is featured prominently in Armenian literature and art.

May Peace Prevail on Earth (Hope for peace of the human)

May Peace Prevail on Earth (Hope for peace of the human)

I met local brothers in the front of the Visitor Center who live in here.

I met local brothers in the front of the Visitor Center who live in here.

They were really gentle and kind. Probably they are Kurd. I hope they will spend the peaceful life.

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