Ağrı's village of Başçavuş was submerged once the Yazıcı Dam started to operate. The entire village became an underwater city and the only visible proof that the village was once there is the minaret of the mosque the pierces upward from below the water.
Located in eastern Anatolia, Ağrı is one of the coldest parts of the country and the dam lake freezes in winter. With the lake frozen, the minaret of the submerged village's mosque on the white frozen lake creates a surreal scene.
At first glance, the minaret, which is 15-meters high, looks like it was built on the water. When fog comes down, the scene becomes more gothic and creates interesting images for professional photographers to capture.
This surreal scene has also begun to draw tourists to the region. Those who see the minaret on the water for the first time enjoy the oddity.
Please click to read our informative text prepared pursuant to the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 and to get information about the cookies used on our website in accordance with the relevant legislation.
6698 sayılı Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu uyarınca hazırlanmış aydınlatma metnimizi okumak ve sitemizde ilgili mevzuata uygun olarak kullanılan çerezlerle ilgili bilgi almak için lütfen tıklayınız.