Van is one of the cities, situated in the East Anatolian Region of Turkey. The history of the city starts with Urartians and dates back to B.C. 5000-3000. Urartians named the city as Tusba which means "city of the sun", because the sun always shows its face. Hosting different cultures and communities, Van is known for its villages, mountains, lakes and islands. And also for its cool highlands. These highlands host nomads every year. Nomads often stop over in Van’s cool highlands. They come to Van with their animals after a long and tiring journey from hot south east provinces and spend four months of the year in these highlands, because hot means illness risk for their animals. The highlands where they set their tents become a new stage for them where they struggle with difficult nature conditions.