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We did this as a side trip from our tour. The whirling dervishes did seem to be a true religious exercise. It was a positive cultural experience for us. We paid our guide who then paid the attraction. We don't know what his cut was.
We were in Turkey with motorhome, we decided to visit this saray because we heard it is restored perfectly and in deed it is. We also visited the show and it is interesting but only once. By my opinion when you see one of those...More
Saruhan Caravanserai is a well-preserved 13th century caravanserai which, of course, was on the Silk Road. It is near Urgup in Cappadocia. We attended a Whirling Dervish ceremony there and it was really wonderful. The ceremony lasted 50 minutes, although it seemed like it was...More
We went to the show and I must say I was disappointed. It seems that this is trudged through for tourists whilst it may show the ceremony it lacked atmosphere. Also whilst we were told of the show and we went as a couple rather...More
I visited the Saruhan cervanserai and it was a waste of time and money. Very touristic show, I couldn't see all the stage and the musicians were hidden behind a column. I visited the whirling dervishes in Konya, and that was an amazing experience.
An amazing piece of history come to life for us. I had read about these famed places that people and their camels had stayed when travelling in ancient times and here it was! Wonderful building and such memories the place would have of travelers over...More
I much enjoyed the evening performance. The location was beautiful. It was mid December so there was virtually no one there for the performance. Great seats to say the least. Having heard about the Whirling Dervishes Ceremony for so many years it was a treat...More
My family went because we didn't go in Istanbul and had heard very good things about it. We were over jet lag, but I still had a hard time staying awake. It would have been hard to make the hour any more boring. The men...More
After reading a glowing section about Whirling Dervishes in Fodors we were excited about this cultural experience. I know some people really like it, and to each their own, we'll just try to add some balance here. I went with my wife and kids of...More