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I'm so glad we went to the Whirling Dervishes ceremony at the Saruhan historic caravanserai. It was an excellent cultural,musical and spiritual experience. The building is so atmospheric. I wish more tourists were there.
so we were trapped into this by our guide for one of the tours who told us this is way better than hodjpasha in istanbul. we were to see the ceremony at hodjpasha but unfortunately got convinced for this! its a religious ceremony but honestly...More
Just a tourist trap, a very commercialised experience that does not worth the exorbitant price. As a travel agent, I will never advise my clients to go there. See the real thing for free in Konya or Istanbul instead. Avoid at all costs!
this is a nice open air shopping center made to feel like a old bazaar, but several shops are empty leaving fewer choices. The ceramic shop is nice but pricey, the owner does a at least some of the pieces himself using old designs as...More
We attended a whirling dervish show in the restored caravaneseria which in itself is something considering it was a stable for camels and protection of the goods on the silk route, But the amazing ritual of the dancers is something you must experience whilst in...More
I was so intrigued to know that this was an old Carvanseri that was restored, situated on the old Silk Road, were traders used to stop over night with their goods. We saw a whirling dervish ceremony there, and the ambiance of this place made...More
I wen there with my husband to see the Dervish dancing.
We went in, thinking it was going to be something lighter... it turned out to be extremely inspirational, metaphysical and moving.
I got transported, same as my husband, we end up extremely relaxed and...More
Whirling dervish ceremony, held in a 13th century caravanseri (caravan stop). In warm weather the ceremony is held outside in the courtyard, in cooler weather it is held inside. Arrive early and you can walk around inside and out and wonder what it might have...More