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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 20 attractions in Nevsehir
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Theaters
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Montreal,Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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27 helpful votes 27 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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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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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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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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

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.

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