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    You’ll want to touch the magnificent carpets and rugs! Unique to Kars, these hand-knotted rugs are made using naturally dyed wool yarns, with patterns that feature local motifs. The Kars and Sümer carpets have a geographical indication.

    Jewellery and ornaments made of Sarıkamış obsidian stone are also compelling!

    Stone dolls are among the most beautiful souvenirs to buy in Kars. The dolls are handcrafted from stones collected along the banks of local streams and lakes. The dolls are clothed in folkloric costumes made of painted ceramic paste.

    As well, the handmade miniature models of historical buildings unique to Kars are wonderful souvenirs.

    Orient Express

    The Orient Express, which gained worldwide fame with the Agatha Christie novel, transports passengers in a fairy-tale world – and is in high demand. The final stop on the Orient Express is Kars, and passengers are treated to stunning, pristine landscapes and unspoiled nature, along with new cultures. The train is especially preferred by young people between the ages of 18-25; it has become so highly appreciated on social media that it is now known as the “Like Express”.