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Address: Nicosia, Cyprus
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Worth a short visit

If you have a half hour to spend or just want to cross the Ledra Street Border Crossing the Buyuk Han is a good place to visit. An old coaching inn from around 1572.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Paphos, Cyprus
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Paphos, Cyprus
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you have a half hour to spend or just want to cross the Ledra Street Border Crossing the Buyuk Han is a good place to visit. An old coaching inn from around 1572.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This 16th century inn has been beautifully restored and represents a wonderful photo opportunity, just a short way from the crossing from south to north. Some good souvenir shops, on the upper level (via stairs), not tatty, far from it in some cases. Interesting ''antiques''/bric a brac shop outside the inn just by the gate on the eastern side, selling... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Buyuk Han is a very pretty tourist area in Northern Nicosia. After you have crossed the Ledra Street Border Crossing just walk ahead for a few minutes and then turn left, there you'll see the entrance to Buyuk Han. There are many restaurants and bars and souvenir shops. The prices are moderate, the food is quite good and in abundance.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A beautiful old square with a nice cafe/restaurant and lots of small shops. Great for passing the time whilst in Turkish Nicosia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A stunning and newly restored part of the old city. The square is surrounded by high walls that contain some eclectic shops selling traditional Turkish mementos. In the square it self there are two beautiful cafe's serving Turkish coffee, tea and fresh made made delights - something not to be missed.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This building was use as a hotel for travellers in early days of Ottoman rule. Currently it is an attraction for those interested in hand-made goods and arts. At the enterance level there is one restaurant and one cafe/tea house. There are numerous shops that sell hand-made goods and artifacts.

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Athens, Greece
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

After entering the Turkish side of Nicosia, we went straight to Buyuk Han, an old inn built back to 1572. Around its open courtyard you can find little shops with souvenirs, second hand books and a tavern. It;s architecture is quite interesting with stone walls and archs.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This place and the area immediately around it is magical. The upper floor is filled .with artisan workshops selling good quality, innovative stuff at a reasonable price. It oozes atmosphere and it is a great place to sit and watch the world go by. .

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Kuwait
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The place is preserved and clean. There are many antiques shopping inside. A muse see place. At the entrance there are signs that describe the history of the Khan

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There are some interesting shops on both levels selling pottery, soaps, paintings and handmade traditional goods. There are several artist's galleries. We ate in the restaurant below and watched a very clever lady rolling out paper thin pastry for cheese savouries -the food was excellent, varied and very reasonable. The Buyuk Han (Great Inn) was built by the Ottomans in... More 

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