Bingol means "a thousand
lakes": a name given to the town because of the many glacier lakes in the
surrounding mountains. In the city stand the remains of a medieval fortress.
Bingol - Yolcati (Kurucadag) Ski Center is 20 km to the west.
Mus, a little out of the way for most tourists' routes, was founded in the
sixth century. Many of the city's monuments, including the remains of a
citadel and the Aslanhane Caravanserai, are in poor condition. The Seljuk
mosques of Alaaddin Pasha and HaciSeref, however, are certainly worth a