Van Lake got less rain this year so the level of the lake got down. This drain made the Ercis Castle come in sight again. This castle was built on the shore of Van Lake around 1000 years ago. The level of the lake got higher in a period. Thus it remained under Lake Van.
Ercis Castle has a historical background. It has been restored several times in history. It was used by every states which dominated the region. The dry seasons let some historical buildings to come in sight. It is one of the ancient buildings of Van region.