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“Mevlana's tomb” 3 of 5 stars
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Mevlana Museum
Konya, Turkey
0332-351-1215
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Konya
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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“Mevlana's tomb”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

just had a half day to visit Konya.
this Museum is Konya's icon.
no camera allowed inside the museum and tomb. we must used plastic to cover our shoes (the plastic is provided in entrance)
also the museum is has a cafe beside.

Visited September 2012
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Konya, Turkey
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“Well-done, and well-worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Depite its relatively large population, Konya wouldn't be very well-known outside of Turkey were it not for its asssociation with the life of famous Sufi poet Mevlana (Rumi.)
If you've come to this page, you probably already know that, so I won't ramble here about Rumi at all except to note that this museum is a worthy tribute.
It's interesting, well laid-out, and has everything you'd expect of a museum at a pilgrimage site. Our group had a private guide so I'm not familiar with the audio guide. One small criticism is that some of the relics need display information in languages other than Turkish.
But in general, this was an interesting and rewarding couple of hours.

Visited January 2013
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“Museum of the Ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

So much Turkish history here. One gets goosebumps looking at hand-written copies of the Koran done in the 12th century. Many artifacts as well as a history of "The Whirling Dervishes."

A must see for Konya visitors.

Visited February 2013
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Sakarya, Sakarya, Turkey
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“Mawlana Jalaladdin-i Roomee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Mawlana is one of the biggest islamic Sufi (Sufi, a Islam religious philosophy). Mystical movement within Islam that seeks to find divine love and knowledge through direct personal experience of Allah(C.C.). It consists of a variety of mystical paths that are designed to ascertain the nature of mankind and Allah (C.C.) and to facilitate the experience of divine love and wisdom in the world. Sufism arose as an organized movement after the death of Hz.Mohammad(S.A.V.) (AD 632), among different groups who found orthodox Islam to be spiritually stifling. The practices of contemporary Sufi orders and suborders vary, but most include the recitation of the name of Allah(C.C.) or of certain phrases from the Qurn as a way to loosen the bonds of the lower self, enabling the soul to experience the higher reality toward which it naturally aspires. Though Sufi practitioners have often been at odds with the mainstream of Islamic theology and law, the importance of Sufism in the history of Islam is incalculable. Sufi literature, especially love poetry, represents a golden age in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu languages.

When you go Konya in December, you must see amazing "Samou" ceremony which is seen by thousand of people every year to commemorate of Mawlana Jalaladdin-i Roome

Visited March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lots to learn, lots to see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I would recommend visitors to get the audio guides. It was packed full of information about the life of Rumi, Sufism and the buildings on the site. All of the sections of the museum and tomb also had their own distinct details, so all in all it ended up being a very insightful and enriching experience.

Visited January 2013
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