Muş City Guide

Having a great tourism potential in terms of natural, historical and cultural values, Muş was established in the Yukarı Murat-Van section of Eastern Anatolia, on the plain between Çar Stream and Korni Stream. The deep-rooted cultural history starting from the Urartians is undoubtedly the most important tourism resource of the province. In the province of Muş, which has a great potential in terms of winter and nature sports, although there is not enough tourism structure in this direction, studies are continuing. Today, with more than 400.000 population, Muş is an important agricultural and tourism center of Turkey.

Check out the most comprehensive Muş city guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Muş” or “How to get to Muş ?” in this guide.

City name MUŞ
Region Eastern Anatolia
Population 408,809
Population Density 51/km2
Pop. Growth Rate 0,2%
Surface Area 8,090 km2
Number of Districts 6
Postal Code 49xxx
Area Code 346
GDP (Per capita) 2,746 $

After city center, Bulanık is the biggest district of Muş with 80.000 population. We can say the economy of districts are based on agriculture in Muş.

The districts of Muş are Bulanık, Hasköy, Korkut, Malazgirt and Varto. You will find detailed information for all districts of Muş in this guide.

Short History of Muş

The history of Muş goes back to the Urartians. It is not known before the Urartu. After the collapse of the Urartians, the influence of Persian culture can be seen in this region. Changes occurred in the region with the spread of Christianity. With the arrival of the Turks in Anatolia, Turkish-Islamic Culture has started to spread around here. The 1071 Malazgirt war, which was a turning point for the Turks in history, was held on the lands of Muş. This city, which has witnessed many historical scenes, was administered by tribes in a semi-autonomous manner during the Ottoman period.

Accommodation in Muş is an important task for visitors. Today, you can find only a few hotels in Muş.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Muş or real estate for rent in Muş, you are on the right page. The average size of a house is 130 m2 in Muş city. The average price of a real estate is 200.000 TL in Muş.

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Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Muş ? In Muş, there are 6 state hospitals and 1 private hospital. Almost all districts have hospitals in different regions of the city. 

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Road Transportation

It’s possible to find direct bus lines from many cities of Turkey to Muş like İstanbul, Ankara and İzmir.

Air Transportation

There are three options for transportation to the city center, which is 18 km from Muş Airport; Havaş, taxi and car rental. You can reach the city center in about 30-35 minutes by taxi, private car or rental car. There are regular flights to Muş from Ankara and İstanbul.

Railway Transportation

It is possible to reach the city of Muş, known for its cultural richness in the East, by connecting via railway. If you live in Ankara, this journey is much easier for you! To reach Muş via railway, you need to get on the Van Lake Express departing from Ankara Station to Bitlis-Tatvan.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Muş” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Muş” questions in this guide.  Muş Plain, one of the largest plains in Turkey, covers 1650 km2 area. Its length is 80 km and its width reaches 30 km. The plain surrounded by mountains on three sides has the Haçreş Mountains on the south, the Şerafettin Mountains on the north, and Mount Nemrut on the eastern end. Kale Park, which we can describe as the garden of the Muş Castle, one of the oldest buildings in the city, is one of the city’s most popular tourist spots. You can also enjoy the city view in the park, where there are various seating areas and picnic spots. Malazgirt Castle is the symbol of Malazgirt district. Located in the center of Malazgirt, the castle attracts attention with its magnificent structure. Although the exact date of construction is not known, it is estimated that it was built before the 7th century.

Historical Murat Bridge is an important historical destination of the city.  The bridge, which has the characteristics of Seljuk architecture, is located between Muş and Varto, 10 km from the city center.

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There are only one state university located in Muş named as Muş Alparslan University.

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