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Address: Konya, Turkey

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Important stop on the Silk Road

Turkish biggest han, built in 1229. Very well preserved impressive building. You need some imagination though to vizualize the noise, smells and frenzie when the caravans stopped... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Stockholm, Sweden

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Turkish biggest han, built in 1229. Very well preserved impressive building. You need some imagination though to vizualize the noise, smells and frenzie when the caravans stopped here.

Thank kattullus
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Standing in one of the caravan stops near the western end on the old silk road is fascinating. The size and space of the building is impressive. You can let your thoughts go to how it was when it was in use and to the dangers lurking outside for the travelers.

Thank kdgarlipp
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

On the way out of Konya, we stopped at the Sultan Han I Caravansary, which had been left pretty much as it had been in the centuries immediately following its construction in 1279. Built of tuff blocks, it featured a handsomely-carved, steeply-pitched arch. The second gate, leading from the main courtyard to the stables, was made of interlocking stones forming... More 

Thank Sandy S
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Visited this 13th century camel hotel along the ancient Silk Road between Asia and Europe. Admission fee applies. Simple overnight dormitory in the ancient days. Least expect but good to learn about such an accommodation used which can be extremely cold in winter; all happened in the middle ages. A souvenirs shop and café opposite the site.

Thank 692linz
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 770 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We visit this old Caravanserai, very pitcturesque to see, the old stop to sleep for those who makes transport with her carvans on the so called " Road of Silk"; the transport was not only silk but all sorts of spices etc. It was old buildings with niche where they sleep very unconfortable; there was also an old Moschee; The... More 

Thank Manuela L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

As we journey towards Konya, crossing the path of Silk Road of the ancient Traders, it is quite an amazing feeling. There were lots of Cherry Blossom Orchard, as Aksehir, Konya is famous for Cherry orchard. Sultanhai Karavanserai is an Ancient Residents of the Silk Road.

Thank Foonglin
Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Just off the highway to Konya, this is a refreshing change from all the opulent palaces and museums one sees in Turkey. This is where the average person took a break, slept and ate while traveling along the ancient Silk Road. Very impressive and well-preserved structure. Nominal entry fee. We were also lucky to see an antique cars exhibition in... More 

Thank Lahori
Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Sultahani Caravanserai, with so much information from tour guide , you will love this place more. Its teach us how to appreciate tourism as that was exist since ancient time. The stop from east to west during silk road era. and the best interior that preserved for our next generation to appreciate. Love it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

For history buffs, Sultanhani Caravanserai is a place they should visit. It was a stop along the famous silk road which originated in China. It is still in very good shape, to my surprise. It was built in 1229 under the Seljuk Empire which was the Muslim empire to fight with the 1st Crusaders. Later the Empire was attacked by... More 

Thank RaymondHua
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I don't know what we expected but the Caravanserai was disappointing. It was a big empty hall which was interesting for about five minutes. We saw one lady fall and seriously hurt her foot on the uneven surface while the rest of the people milled around. It wasn't even in an interesting place. It did have beautiful stonework and a... More 

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