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“An interesting halt at the best preserved Caravansarai” 4 of 5 stars
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Agzikarahan Hani
Agzikarahan Village, Goreme, Turkey
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Ranked #19 of 34 things to do in Goreme
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“An interesting halt at the best preserved Caravansarai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

On our way back from Ihlara valley trek, our guide stopped at this well preserved Caravansarai at Agzikarahan which is in Aksaray province. She told us the concept behind creation of many such caravansarais at distances of 40Kms on the silk route.
A caravansarai is like an inn for both the animal(camel in this case) and his master to take rest. She explained the various rooms - some as summer shelter & some used in winter, a place to pray, the kitchen where food got cooked, etc. Its an interesting concept and this one has been maintained well.

Visited June 2014
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“Great visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

"Agzikara Hani" caravansary was built in the roadside of the "silk road" in the 13th century to provide food, water and rest to all the travelers covering this route and therefore supporting the commerce.
We went with our tour guide and it was great...she explained all the interesting facts: living space as kitchen, rooms, bathrooms, annex building for praying...
First time for us visiting a building of this kind, and we just loved it, plus it is really well preserved.

Visited November 2012
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“One of the best preserved Caravanserais”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This "castle" type building was built during the 13th century as a resting place for the merchants travelling the Silk Road. The entrance is ornate and leads into a courtyard surrounded by rooms which were used as kitchens, washrooms, bedrooms and for storage of the goods that were being traded.

In the middle of the courtyard there is a square building which is used for praying. If you have a head for heights climb up the steep, narrow steps to obtain magnificent views over the caravanserai and surrounding countryside.

Well worth visiting this wonderful example.

Visited October 2012
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