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A dormant volcano (whose last eruption goes thousand years behind), at 5165m mount Ararat (Agri Dagi in Turkish) is the tallest mountain in Turkey. But it actually is considered to be also an Armenian mountain as it is in the heart of historic Armenia and is one of the symbols of Armenia.

Sacred mountain from very ancient times, the bible is full of references to Ararat. It is where supposedly landed Noah's Ark, though some scholars actually question the biblical reference saying that translation errors are involved.

This doesn't weaken in any way the sacred aura that surrounds this incredible mountain.

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I was coming back to Dogubeyazit from Ishak Pasha and still hadn't found a good perspective of mount Ararat (it's quite difficult if you don't have a car) when I suddenly found the right spot and stopped the taxi. the light wasn't great (middle of the day) but the view, with the small, strange hut in the middle of the plain was quite interesting...

next time I'll ask a taxi to take me to other good spots.

a question

maybe just a bit more sharpness? I don't like the effect of too much sharpening. do you think this is ok?

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