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Impressive entrance...worth a stop!

This transported me back to the time when camels were the main means of transportation....there is... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Brisbane, Australia
Caravanserai - Ertugrul Style

This place reminds of some caravanserai scenes from Dirilis Ertugrul. Traders stopped here before... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having a guide to describe what this place is, is essential. He described how travelers along the silk road would stop here for a night or 2 and would register their cargo with the proprietor and if any of it was missing when they went...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank newflyer
Reviewed December 21, 2018

Unfortunately, this structure is undergoing extensive renovations right now and we were not allowed inside so I can't comment on the interior of the building. The outside looked to me like many of the other ancient silk road structures that you can visit in Turkey....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ocycleschick
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This transported me back to the time when camels were the main means of transportation....there is a very impressive entrance for the camels to enter carrying all their wares....definitely worth a stop along the way, as the traders did centuries ago.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Helenjen
Reviewed August 15, 2018

This place reminds of some caravanserai scenes from Dirilis Ertugrul. Traders stopped here before continuing their journey. The entrance is impressive with beautiful carvings. You can't spend too long here maybe 30 minutes, max. This Caravanserai will be better if it has cafe inside for...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank FashaU2
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We visited this on our travels through Turkey; it is amazing to think that this has stood here since 1229. The intricate carving, on the entrance to the building and on entrances to the winter and summer shelters, are impressive when you consider that this...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Sheila S
Reviewed October 24, 2017

I visited the Sultanhani caravanserai located along the Konya-Aksaray Highway. (or Kervansaraylar in Turkish), or hans/khans, inns spaced, foods, supplies along the ancient trade routes in between China and Europe since classical times. The way that entrance is carved is incredible, yet lack of signage...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank sivarnee
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Turkish biggest han, built in 1229. Very well preserved impressive building. You need some imagination though to vizualize the noise, smells and frenzie when the caravans stopped here.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank kattullus
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Standing in one of the caravan stops near the western end on the old silk road is fascinating. The size and space of the building is impressive. You can let your thoughts go to how it was when it was in use and to the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Klaus G
Reviewed July 10, 2016

On the way out of Konya, we stopped at the Sultan Han I Caravansary, which had been left pretty much as it had been in the centuries immediately following its construction in 1279. Built of tuff blocks, it featured a handsomely-carved, steeply-pitched arch. The second...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Sandy S
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited this 13th century camel hotel along the ancient Silk Road between Asia and Europe. Admission fee applies. Simple overnight dormitory in the ancient days. Least expect but good to learn about such an accommodation used which can be extremely cold in winter; all happened...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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