Along the eastern borders of Turkey is Ağrı, one of the important cities of the region. Set on a 1650m-high plateau, it takes its name from the mountain which looms over it. Mount Ağrı is Turkey's highest mountain and one of the country's most challenging peaks. According to the legend of the Great Flood, Noah's Ark ran aground on Mt Ağrı and when the flood waters receded Noah and his family descended from the mountain towards the fertile Iğdır Plain. Thereafter, their descendants moved west and southwest along the Fırat (Euphrates) and Dicle (Tigris) rivers, thus establishing the second generation of humankind. Mt Ağrı is capped with snow all year round; however, climbing up this mountain is most enjoyable during July to September. The pleasant Balık Gölü (Fish Lake) to the northeast of the city not surprisingly has plenty of fish restaurants serving local delicacies.