Ahlat

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Ahlat, located in the northwest of the Lake Van, welcomes visitors with an arresting sight of glorious tombstones dating back to the Seljuk period. The Seljukian cemetery, which is of great value to the Turkish history, is populated with domes made of the local stones of the region of Ahlat.

Ahlat is not only home of the inscribed Seljukian tombstones that bear the traces of history but also the first and only Buddhist shrine of Anatolia.