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More Than a Thousand years history

Ani ruins are located at the border of Turkey and Armenia. Arpacay river which is in ancanyon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Serdar Y
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Ankara, Turkey
Forgotten neglected former city

Ani is impressive in the snow and dramatic on a cold winter day. Unfortunately many of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julia G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ani ruins are located at the border of Turkey and Armenia. Arpacay river which is in ancanyon seperates this to countries at the ruins region. This place is in Unesco's World Heritage list and must see.

Thank Serdar Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ani is impressive in the snow and dramatic on a cold winter day. Unfortunately many of the buildings seem to have been destroyed or neglected so that just ruins remain. Some of the churches still retain their charm in spite of the horrible graffiti on...More

Thank Julia G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must see Ruins. Need more to work but it is very unique and impressive... 👍👍 spend 2-4 hours. Next to Armenia border. 35 mins from Kars Center.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A vast triangular Unesco World Heritage Site sitting on top of a hill with deep canyons on two sides. Go prepared to walk a lot in open air. Vast area to cover to visit the few remaining structures. You should gave a guide to walk...More

Thank Caner O
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We spent almost a whole day exploring the astonishing Ani Ruins. The place is magnificent but desolate and we had a howling gale most of the time we were there, which make the climb to the top of the Citadel outright dangerous, enough to put...More

Thank Queenscout
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

What a big and unkonwn place in Europe. It is full of history. Need to say that this place is right now into a war zone between Armenia and Turkey. Shootings are there on a daily list. But fantastic. In golden age there lived 1...More

Thank Jakub B
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Some landscapes are soulscapes ... We went there on a cloudy day and the intricate play of shadows and the occasional daring sun rays turned the road from Kars to Ani into a fantastic prelude to what awaited us in the plateau where the ruins...More

Thank Belqta
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

I assume you have arrived here to see these masterpieces. It is a wide historical area. We have visiited while it was under snow but it was nice anyway. Landscape is also beautiful. I'd reccomend.

Thank Hazal G
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

An ancient city which has born during 5000 B.C. Wonderful architecture examples which are unfortunately ruined by ignorant visitors. One of the most important cities on the route of ancient Silk Road.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

If you're anywhere near Kars then you must visit Ani! I flew specifically to NE Turkey to see it and it did not disappoint. Deserted ruins of an old city amongst beautiful rolling hills with an interesting peak over the border into Armenia. The ruins...More

Thank Mike82876
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Amanda P
15 April 2017|
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Response from firbs1 | Reviewed this property |
A local bus leaves at 9am sharp from the corner next to Antik Cafe, it leaves Ani to return back to town at 1150. Cost 14 lira return :)
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jerryway
29 March 2017|
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You may not, but you could ask for permission
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Paul G
15 March 2017|
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Response from Shibafu | Reviewed this property |
Hi Paul, when I was visiting the ruins I overheard that taking professional photographs inside need a special authorization, otherwise they don't let you use a tripod. But you can take as many as you want without using a... More
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