13 – Places to visit in Bitlis

 the 16th century, Tatvan, Ahlat, Muş, Bulanik and Hınıs sub-districts were an Ottoman province that was attached to it, but later came to the middle of the 19th century as an accident to the Sanjak of Muş . In 1879 , the province of Siirt , Muş, Genç, Bitlis was attached to the central banners of 4 districts, 19 accidents, 8 districts and 2088 villages, a province of Bitlis in 1919 with a new arrangement of the second-class province, in 1929 was converted into an accident in the province of Muş . Bitlis, which was ruled as a district for 6 years, was reintroduced with the Law No. 2885 dated 25 December 1935.

With this law, which came into force on January 4, 1936, Bitlis Province, which is composed of Bitlis, Mutki, Ahlat, Hizan and Kotum districts, was established.

Shortly after this law, the district center was transferred from Kotum to Tatvan.

Adilcevaz, which is a sub-district of Ahlat, was transformed into a district and took its final administrative form on March 1, 1953, and with the law no. 3392 on 04.07.1987, Güroymak District became a district with the present administrative structure

Nemrut Crater Lake : Nemrut has one of the largest craters in the world with a width of approximately 10 kilometers. Nemrut Lake, which is the largest crater lake in Turkey, is the second largest crater lake in the world.

Tatvan: Tatvan, a district of Bitlis, is one of the most well-known places in the city. If your path falls, do not return without stopping.

Ulu Kümbet : The structure is two-storey and the base of Ahlat (volcanic tuff stone) cut stone is 9X9 m. The funeral of the mausoleum, which forms a square in size, is entered through a door on the eastern edge and one meter deep from the floor.

Aygır Lake : It is located in Adilcevaz district of Bitlis. It is located 8 kilometers from the town center and 130 kilometers from the city center. It is located in the bowl on the south side of Mount Süphan. Suphan Mountain distributes Turkey’s third largest. Lake Aygır is a tectonic lake. The lake is dazzling with its natural structure and is surrounded by promenade places. It is one of the areas worth seeing in the region. Stallion Lake has more name a few places in Turkey. However, the lake described in this article is Bitlis.

Gök Meydan Mosque: It was built in 1150 by Abu’l Muzaffer Muhammad. The only feature of the outer appearance is the minarets rising in the form of a tower separate from the mosque with its conical conical outer cover on the Qibla side. According to its inscription, its minaret was built in 1492. As a result of the restoration works, the minaret, which has the characteristics of Ottoman architecture, has taken a simple appearance away from its original features. It is open to visitors outside of worship hours

Bitlis Castle : Located on the steep slope of the market in the city center Bitlis Castle BC. It was built by Leys Bedlis, one of the commanders, on the order of Alexander the Great in 312. The panoramic view is of extraordinary beauty.

Selçuklu Cemeteries: The monumental works and tombstones of Seljuks built in Ahlat in the 12th and 13th centuries, reflecting the lifestyles and beliefs of people in the best way. Emir Bayındır Kümbeti is quite impressive with its aesthetics of architecture.

El Aman Khan : One of the biggest caravanserais in Anatolia, El Aman Khan is a complex with its shops, mosque and bath. XVI. century was built by Husrev Pasha. Among the other inns and caravansaries within the province are the following: Şerefiye, Arasa, Yusufiye, Duhan and Kokoz Zal Pasha.

Islahiye Madrasah : Islahiye Madrasah, which was restored today, is used as Bitlis Archeology Museum. Islahiye Madrasah is a must-see with its strong and flamboyant architecture that includes many historical heritage.

Ethnography Museum : Opened to service on 13.09.2005, the Museum has artifacts reflecting the local culture of Bitlis (clothing, clothing, daily use items), as well as manuscripts and sections from the Bitlis Castle Excavations and exhibits brought to the Museum. The museum mainly exhibits artifacts from the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods.

Emir Bayındır Bridge: It is presumed to have been built . Cevdet Çulpan mentions the presence of a pair of sheep-like animal reliefs somewhere on the bridge. Completely cut stone 21 m. long and built as one-eyed, the eastern side of the bridge does not form a straight line with the arched part and faces sideways. There are ladders at both ends; railings are also made in stages. The large arch span is 11.20 m and the height is 5.60 m. It is up; It was repaired in 1954.

Mount Süphan: Mount  Süphan is an extinct stratovolcano located just north of Lake Van in Eastern Anatolia. As an extinct volcano, Süphan Mountain is the third highest peak of Anatolia. The peak is covered with a glacier.

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