The caldera of the Nemrut volcano, which is located on the western shore of Lake Van in Eastern Anatolia, is one of the most important wetlands in Bitlis province and a part of an active stratovolcano with a distinctive structural morphology in Turkey. The eastern side of the caldera is covered in pyroclastic material from lava domes, flows, and maar-like explosion craters. The western portion is filled with a freshwater lake, a tiny lake with hot springs, and other little temporary lakes. The largest lake, Lake Nemrut, has a half-moon shape, an average depth of 100 metres, and drinkable, colourless, odourless water.
Numerous plant environments may be found in the caldera, and breeding Velvet Scoters (Melanitta fusca) were spotted in Nemrut in 1989. Even though the area is under government control, some animals are grazing there. The major activities are leisure and tourism, and a ski resort may be found close by. The area’s main ecological threat is overgrazing. Ramsar Site 2145. The newest RIS data come from 2013.
With the first snowfall of the year, the 2,250-meter-high Nemrut Caldera in Bitlis’s Tatvan neighbourhood is welcome visitors while decked up in a white wedding gown. The Nemrut Caldera, a UNESCO candidate and part of the Tatvan region, was covered in white with the first snowfall of the year.
Nemrut Crater Lake and Caldera, one of Eastern Anatolia’s most well-liked tourist spots, continues to draw tourists from all over the world due to its stunning natural surroundings.
Numerous local and foreign tourists visit Nemrut Caldera each year to take in the natural beauty of the area’s hot and cold lakes, steam chimney, and ice cave, which are all encircled by forests. The Nemrut Caldera, a paradise on earth that draws a large number of daily tourists from the adjacent provinces and is a favourite of everyone owing to its beauty and history, opened its doors to travellers once the snow levels reached an appropriate level.
The caldera, which could be seen from the air, stunned visitors with its spectacular and unusual aspect while visitors enjoyed the snow by playing with the first snowball of the winter season. Rojan Tüzer claims that they engaged in the first snowball fight of the year in the caldera.
“The first snow of the season has fallen on Nemrut. So today we went for a trip with friends. On the way to Nimrod, we saw that it was snowing. We all played a little snowball together. We had a very enjoyable time. After a few months, it was a pleasure to play snowballs again. It’s a bit cold but it’s a place worth coming. We are waiting for everyone.”