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Buyuk Han

Address: Nicosia, Cyprus
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Ranked #3 of 55 Attractions in Nicosia
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Worth a visit if you are in the area. Feels like stepping into a different era. And a different world.

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Orebro, Sweden
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225 reviews 225 reviews
181 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It was a largest caravan-seraj in Cyprus, built in 1572The complex includes four 50-meter long two-storey buildings forming a colonnaded square with an open courtyard. In the middle of a courtyard there is a small mosque and a fountain. Now the Inn serving as a Cultural Centre, Arts, & Crafts & Café, with a lot of workshops, tourist souvenir shops... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It is a historical khan with two restaurants and a two-floor of souvenir shops. Many of the shop owner are the actual craftsmen or women who produced the things they are selling. Do not hesitate to bargain, but do it fairly.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Nice art galleries and in its inner circle you will find a prayer rooms upstairs if a traditional Turkish water tank. Pretty fascinating.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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358 reviews 358 reviews
173 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Known as a Caravansari it was a place of rest, with hte horses stabled below and the rooms above. Now you can admire the construction and take a restful drink yourself. The shops, mostly in the upstairs gallery are strictly for the tourist. Worth a visit for the building alone.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Had an atmosphere but filled with coffee pits and trinket traps. Waste of time for me. The unmarked vegetable and clothes market nearby was more interesting.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

the waiter is welcoming and helpful, the kebab and chicken grilled are the besssst and don't miss to try Airan drink which is part of diary product but it's salt

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We found this place almost by accident, walking from the Ledra Palace crossing to the main mosque. And it was a great find. A really well preserved example of a caravanserai, a place for travelllers to rest. The ground floor used to be where you stabled the horses whilst upstairs are the rooms. The courtyard has a restauarant (where the... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We drove to the Buyuk Han, we managed to park right by it but it isnt easy to find, we came from the North the road in is very easy to find, as you pass Haspolat coming from the east there are signs for town center (Sehir Merkezi) just follow these and turn down Girne Caddessi (Monument at the start... More 

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Out Islands
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566 reviews 566 reviews
133 attraction reviews
426 helpful votes 426 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Thisp lace is truely looking like an old caravanserey, we saw them in Syria and many other places. Recommend visiting, but, be warned the Food place inside is NOT recommended!! Eat in the free - un-occupied Zone.

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