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Saruhan Exhibition and Culture Center

Yeni kayseri Yolu 6 km, Nevsehir 505000, Turkey
90 (384) 511 37 95
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Nevsehir
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Theaters
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Cranbury, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We saw a highly recommended Dervish Show at this place last week. Must say it was a huge disappointment. There was no history, no narration. just a bunch of people swirling with no context or background. You see them for about 50 minutes and are done. Really?? Do not waste your time on this.

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Montreal,Canada
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34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stopped at this caravanserai for about an hour one afternoon during our cycling tour of Cappadocia. I'm not sure if there was an entrance fee in the daytime as there were no whirling dervishes putting on a show. In fact the place was empty while we were there. But it is certainly fascinating both from the cultural, historic and... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Whirling Derviches Ceremony is allowed to be seen at Saruhan Carevanserai (with admission fee). It's a beautiful and historical place with an outstanding ceremony (It's not a show!). Tickets were bought by Freelance Travel Agency (includ round trip transportation). Ask them by website.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Some reviews noted that it was a boring presentation. If you do not challenge yourself to get introduced to a different cultural experience, certainly it will be just a boring one hour session of big men dancing in circles. But if you are open to new cultural traits, just be there and listen and watch carefully each detail. The music... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were told by our hotelier that this was the only near-authentic ceremony in the Cappadocia area if we wanted to see whirling dervishes whilst in the area. We were interested in Sufism and unlikely to see the ceremony in the town of origin so were keen top view this.We found a taxi would take us there and wait to... More

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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152 reviews 152 reviews
82 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We almost didn't visit this attraction but are glad we did. This is a well-preserved caravanserai, built in 1249. It is a ten minute drive from Urgup in Cappadocia. The caravanserai is worth a visit, if you are interested in Silk Road history, but it is really, really worthwhile if you attend for the Whirling Dervish ceremony. It is smaller... More

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 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 shows that is it. In front of saray there is a big flat parking and... More

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 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 on 15-20 minutes. The dancers and musicians were fine and the setting and atmosphere were... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 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 than an organised tour which it appears that this is set up for we were... More

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