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Cappadocia: Whirling Dervish Show & Turkish Night Show

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Cappadocia: Whirling Dervish Show & Turkish Night Show

Can someone tell me where these two shows are performed in Cappadocia ...as in the specific location? I was wondering if there is a cheaper alternative by booking directly with the venue versus a "tour"? I will have a car one of those two nights and could get there on my own. thanks!!!

Tucson, Arizona
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21. Re: Cappadocia: Whirling Dervish Show & Turkish Night Show

Went to the Whirling Dervish ceremony in Sarihan last night. No pictures during the ceremony. A man next to me was filming the ceremony and was told no pictures one or two minutes into it.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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22. Re: Cappadocia: Whirling Dervish Show & Turkish Night Show

Would someone know if the Whirling Dervishes performance is best viewed in Istanbul or cappadoccia? Are costs about the same? A one hour sema at the Hodgpasha centre in Istanbul is TL 70 I think. it is less in centres managed by the Rumi Melevi Institute. TL 50. Since there is much to do of an evening in Istanbul we could save an evening if we view the Dervishes in Cappadoccia which from all accounts is a quiet place. just wondering if there was any major difference in the two shows and which is better?

Troy, New York
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23. Re: Cappadocia: Whirling Dervish Show & Turkish Night Show

I had a great time in Cappadocia, Sarihan caravanserai seemed like the best spot, and it was 50 TL. But if you need photographs, you could check out Galata mevlevi in Istanbul.

Ashford, Kent
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24. Re: Cappadocia: Whirling Dervish Show & Turkish Night Show

Give the Whirling Dervish 'show' a miss. Its not a show its a cultural experience - that's what we were told..one of the chaps on our coach fell asleep...its nothing like the whirling dervish shows that I have seen on other tours. Not entertaining at all, we were even told not to clap as it was inappropriate.

The Turkish night show is good I don't know how much it costs - our tour was for the coach there and free booze no food - sounds good but as soon as the show started the booze stopped flowing. It was in a cave in Cappadocia very near to the river, guessing if you are in the local area its easy to get to, it was near lots of hotels and shops.

Edited: 3:31 am, July 16, 2013
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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25. Re: Cappadocia: Whirling Dervish Show & Turkish Night Show

Thank you - we were planning to do this the day we fly in but were actually wondering if we might be lulled to sleep! I do realize it is more a cultural experience - a ritual. Was wondering if the whole experience was better in Istanbul, rather than Cappadoccia. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

Troy, New York
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26. Re: Cappadocia: Whirling Dervish Show & Turkish Night Show

You wont go wrong with any of them ..just dont pay too much(anything more than 50-60TL). And if pictures are more important go for the Galata museum one.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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27. Re: Cappadocia: Whirling Dervish Show & Turkish Night Show

Ok. That's fine. Thank you for the tip.

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28. Re: Cappadocia: Whirling Dervish Show & Turkish Night Show

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