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The Sea of Marmara and the North Aegean Sights

Tomb and Mosque of Abdülvahap

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Updated 11/20/2013

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If you're looking for a good spot to watch the sunset over İznik Lake, the tomb of Abdülvahap Sultan Sancaktarı, a hero of the battle in which the Ottomans captured the city in 1331, is well worth the trip for its sweeping view. From these monuments, on a clear evening the orange glow of sunset makes the surrounding mountains look like the backs of gigantic serpents sleeping in the lake. The spot—a short drive or a 30-minute walk (some of it uphill) from the city

center—attracts couples young and old as well as extended families, many of whom bring dinner along to accentuate the experience. Take Kılıçaslan Caddesi east through the Lefke Gate and then follow the ruins of the Roman aqueduct along the road on your right until you can see the large Turkish flag on the hilltop near the tomb.

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East of İznik Orhangazi Yolu/Sansarak Yolu, İznik, 16860, Turkey

Updated 11/20/2013


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