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Yeni kayseri Yolu 6 km, Nevsehir 505000, Turkey
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

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.

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

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

1  Thank Bob O
Reviewed 29 May 2014

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

1  Thank Steve L
Reviewed 29 April 2014

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

1  Thank Paul D
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Pavlos L
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

If you want to see the real dervishes, it's better to go to Konya. At saruhan it's very touristic, and waste of money (25 euro). The actual show is only 20 minutes.

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

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

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 24 January 2014

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

1  Thank Paul A
Reviewed 3 January 2014

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

1  Thank JMRtravels2
Reviewed 25 September 2013

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

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Response from coldy | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was about 8 PM. The hotel will arrange for pick up and return for you. I think the shows are only in the evening. It can be cool so take jacket.