Dogubeyazit

Dogubeyazit is a town in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.

İsmail Beşikçi Avenue
Landscape

Understand

When going towards east to Iran, this is the last Turkish town you'll come across.

As of Nov 2010, electricity supply is operating normally, but there were reports that it was intermittent in the past, which may or may not be the case in the future.

Get in

Coaches running Trabzon - Van line don't pass Dogubeyazit itself, the closest town to Dogubeyazit on that route would be Agri. From where it's possible to get on a minibus to Dogubeyazit for 15TL/person.

Note that it can be difficult to leave after about 14:00 as most buses depart in the morning.

Get around

You can walk to most places in this fairly small city of about 70,000 inhabitants.

See

Further afield

Ishak Pasha Palace
Durupınar site

Do

Mount Ararat from east of Dogubeyazit

You may also want to climb other mountains in the region, such as Mt Suphan, as part of your acclimatisation.

Some local experienced guides that you can contact ahead of time are erkan sedef erkanararat@hotmail.com mobile:+90 542 732 2454

Eat

Try to get a rare Abdigor Kofte. It is a fist size meatball on the pilaf but it difficult to find because not many people know how to cook it. This dish cannot be found anywhere else. It is a local delicacy that can be found only in Dogubayazit.

CAUTION: The Yöresel Yemek Evi mentioned in the Lonely Planet 2011 does evidently no longer exist. However, the Doguş Restaurant has snatched up the name and tries to lure eaters with it. It's not a bad place in itself, but overpriced and often crammed with tour groups. Adding the deliberately misleading name this is best avoided.

Drink

Sleep

Hotels are numerous. Not all places provide air conditioning.

Go next

Routes through Dogubeyazit

Erzincan Erzurum  W  E  Ends at
Turkish-
Irani border


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