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    Doğubayazıt, which is the district where Gürbulak Border Gate is located, also contains the most important historical values of Ağrı. The district, where Ağrı Mountain and the Meteor Pit are located, is home to the four important tourism values of the region, İshak Paşa Palace, Doğubayazıt Castle (Urartu Castle), Old Bayazıt Mosque and Ahmed-i Hani Tomb.

    Ağrı Mountain is the highest point in both Türkiye and Europe with a height of 5.137 meters. There are many legends about the mountain, which is also mentioned in the Old Testament. Prof Frederik Von Parot is the first person who climbed to the summit of the mountain on 9 October 1829, for which Marco Polo said “no one will ever climb there”. The mountain, which has permanent glaciers on its summit, is regularly climbed every year. 

    İshak Pasha Palace; The magnificent palace, which is the most important Ottoman building in the region from the 18th century, is located on a hill overlooking Doğubayazıt and is one of the most visited points in the region. It is five kilometers from Doğubayazıt district center. The architecture of the palace, which spans an area of 7.600 square meters, is influenced by Seljuk, Persian, and Ottoman architecture. 

    Doğubayazıt Castle (Urartian Castle) is located in a place called Belleburç, in the northeast of Eski Bayazıt, five kilometers east of Doğubayazıt. The castle, whose builder is unknown, was used and expanded by various civilizations.

    Eski Bayazıt Mosque; which was built next to Doğubayazıt Castle after the region joined the Ottoman lands with the Çaldıran War in 1514, belongs to Selim I period. It has a central dome and a single minaret. It is the oldest mosque in Doğubeyazıt. It is also known as Cami-i Gevher Digar or Shafii Mosque.

    The Trail of Noah’s Ark is the place where the ship is believed to be stranded, located 3.5 km from the Türkiye-Iran transit road, south of Ağrı Mountain, between Telçeker Village and Meşar Village. According to the religious writings, Ağrı Mountain is the place where Noah’s Ark rested after the Great Flood. It is believed that the areas called Noah’s Lost City and the Trail of Noah’s Ark are the places where this sacred narrative took place. 

    Hamur Tomb; is located in Hamur district. Built by İbrahim Pasha in 1802 during the Ottoman period, the tomb consists of two parts. The tomb in the entrance courtyard belongs to Yusuf Bey, brother of İbrahim Pasha.

    Meya Caves; Located in Günbuldu Village, 12 km away from Diyadin district center, Meya Caves are an ancient settlement and civilization center carved into rocks. In the caves bearing the traces of different beliefs and cultures, stone sculptures with horse, ram and sheep motifs were found next to water channels, tombs, church ruins.

    Toprakkale Mosque; Some wall remains and bastions of the castle, which is located in Toprakkale Village near Eleşkirt district and known to have been built in the Urartian period, have survived to the present day.

    Girik Tepe Ruins; Girik Tepe is one of the oldest historical ruins in Ağrı and is located 1 km southeast of Patnos. Girik Tepe was established during the times of King Menua and his son Argişti I during the Urartian period. It is also known as Değirmen Tepe. The hill is a 15 meter high tumulus.