Known for its generous portion of breakfast and its scenic location by the largest lake in Turkey, Van is one stunning hidden gem of a destination in East Turkey that shouldn't miss if you plan to travel east.

Located right by the bank of the vividly blue soda-salt lake right by the ancient Silk Road, Van offers a ton of unique experiences and awesome places for you to explore unlike any place in Turkey.

The region is historically important as it used to be a capital city of the Urartu and Armenian Kingdoms before it was conquered by Byzantines, Seljuks, and the Ottoman later on, so you are sure to find some really cool ancient architecture around Van, Turkey.

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