Agzikarahan Hani

Agzikarahan Hani, Goreme

Agzikarahan Hani
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Aadhira A
Varanasi, India12 contributions
Couples
"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.
Written April 4, 2013
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JenD_17
Cape Town, South Africa118 contributions
The Caravanserai itself is really majestic and amazingly well-preserved for its age. The carvings in the stone are lovely. It is worth a visit if you have the chance as you can really spend some time thinking about the history of this place. It is a bit off-the-beaten-track.
The village is very small and clearly impoverished so your visit could help to bring much-needed money to them.

Trigger warning for animal lovers: As with most places in Turkey, there were stray dogs to greet us, sadly not in good shape.
Written January 10, 2020
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_jdeboissousa
Tampa, FL14 contributions
Solo
It's not really that great a site but if you are reasonably near it you ought to take a look. It was built by the Seljuks to facilitate trade in silks and spices. Travelers could stay free for a few days but usually they would sleep, feed their draft animals, and go on to the next. The place was safe...you would think it was some kind of castle, and in effect it was. The Seljuks were great with stone so it has some fancy carving.

Really though you just look around, think of people coming for many thousands of miles with rich trade goods, stopping here in the middle of nowhere as they had done for years, on their way to Bursa or Trebizond or... Flyover territory, we would say, but think of a flyover that took a couple of years and meant you had to stay in places like this, at the very very best, over a courtyard full of stinking camels.
Written October 4, 2017
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GillyB57
Somerset, England523 contributions
Friends
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.
Written November 26, 2012
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peterpeers
Kusadasi, Turkey174 contributions
Friends
Years ago I visited this wonderful place several times so... I wanted to share this experience with my friends.... Unfortunately, the building is closed for public....
Written August 6, 2018
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Neil P
Swindon, England, United Kingdom212 contributions
Friends
Built along the silk trading routes, the string of Caravanserais were built around the tenth century. They provided protection, shelter and accommodation for traders and their transport for several days and have both open and enclosed areas for use in summer and winter.

They also formed the basis of the world's first known insurance system, as the traders would be compensated by the state for any loss of trade caused by lapses in protection.

This one is one of the best preserved in this region (though there are both larger and better preserved ones across Turkey.)
Written June 21, 2015
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nriemen
Winchester, VA1,061 contributions
Couples
Not very crowded, off the beaten path. We had our own driver/guide who made a stop here. Very informative and in a nice area.
Written July 19, 2014
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GlobetrottingSwede
Paris, France3,130 contributions
Couples
Convenient stop for anyone interested in caravansaries. This one is in excellent condition and is being continuously restored. Located in a little village close to the main road, which is nice if you are driving a long distance. As an extra feature, it is not touristy at all: no souvenir shops, no tourist buses. Just a single guard and farm houses all around. Simple toilets are available.
Written June 29, 2014
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kent19
Mumbai, India428 contributions
Couples
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.
Written June 11, 2014
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MarkC8888
Rouse Hill, Australia267 contributions
Solo
In better condition than most as it is in small town and there is no pressure for repurposing the building.
Written October 18, 2019
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