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Treasures of Karun

Bingol and Mus

Bingol means "a thousand lakes": a name given to the town because of the many glacier lakes in the surrounding mountains. In the city stand the remains of a medieval fortress. Bingol - Yolcati (Kurucadag) Ski Center is 20 km to the west.

Mus, a little out of the way for most tourists' routes, was founded in the sixth century. Many of the city's monuments, including the remains of a citadel and the Aslanhane Caravanserai, are in poor condition. The Seljuk mosques of Alaaddin Pasha and HaciSeref, however, are certainly worth a detour.


This site prepared by Tayfun Kalyoncu on 28.02.1997 and last updated on 01.05.1999.
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