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“Beautiful old building” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Buyuk Han

Buyuk Han
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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Beautiful old building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Beautiful place to visit, if visiting from south Cyprus you will have to go through the buffer zone to the Turkish side and will need your passport, also be prepared for long queues at the check points. The building is very interesting and atmospheric with little craft shops and small restaurants dotted around.

Visited December 2012
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Atmospheric”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I have seen ruined caravanserai from buses tavelling through Turkey but to eat in a well restored one was excellent. Perhaps in ages past Suffolk boys rode stout horses with a large barrel of Adnams strapped to either side of the saddle into places like this, letting the ancient civilizations know that culture was still evolving and progressing. We do not have to have a completely accurate picture of the past to make our connection with it, do we?

Visited November 2012
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Kuala Lumpur
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Impressive but needs maintaining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We can imagine this building in its hey-days, impressive and lively. This was actually a caravansara or caravansary like those found in Turkey where the animals and camels stayed on the ground floor and the owners stayed upstairs with food and a bed.

We had to cross the immigration check-point along Ledra Street from the Cyprus side to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus side to get to Buyuk Han. Buyuk Han needs some maintaining and upkeep as it can be a potential to draw visitors with its beautiful square and arches.

Visited November 2012
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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“Nice setting in an inhospitable location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The KKYC part of Nicosia was not particularly welcoming (naff shops mainly) however the restaurant we went to was very pleasant.

Visited November 2012
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taff in staffs
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Extremely interesting from an historical point of view but now filled with touristy nick-nacks and is pretty uninteresting except from the historical angle.The cafes are for tourists--and there are 2 little girls who charge for the toilets--perhaps they're being enterrprising!!

Visited June 2012
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