It's no secret Turkey is a country full of wonderful palaces and castle-like places. Sadly, mass tourism is quite common at many places, often diminishing the experience. So one would think that a place important enough to be on the back of the old 100 Turkish Lira note would be overrun with tourists. But about as far east as you can go in the country, near the village of Doğubeyazıt, sits a true treasure. Ishak Pasha palace (İshak Paşa Sarayı) would be worth the visit for its setting alone. Perched on a mountain outcropping, overlooking the valley below, it is rather pretty. But the building, started in 1685, has been very tastefully renovated as well. The myriad of rooms from harems to dungeons to great halls are virtually empty as few tourist make it out this far.