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Sultanhani is under restoration but with little sign of activity. Access is easy and you are free to wander around most of its vast interior. It makes an ideal and fascinating stop between Konya and Cappadocia. There are shops and simple restaurants next to an...More
A wonderful building, but being completly restored for someone - not sure what it will become but the large internal room at the back is having underfloor heating fitted, so presume it will become a hotel or restaurant. Very difficult (and contrary to H&S) to...More
Old caravanseri built in the 13th century.
We visited on 30th September 2018.
Much of the exterior was covered in scaffolding.
Only a few minutes required to walk through the entire complex.
Lots of tour buses. Lots of parking available.
This place is...More
It consists of two sections,open and covered ones.The open courtyards was used during summer and the covered one was used in wnter.The caravanserai is entered from a magnificent portal gate in the east.It is a resting place in the night for the travellers, traders and...More
Enroute cappadocia to Selçuk , is this beautiful building which was used by early caravan trains . With covered and open space , this is probably the largest of the caravan halting spaces.
This place also goes well as a nice short tea break on...More
Sultanhan Kervansaray: this is the largest so called "hotel" in Anatolia from nearly a thousand years ago. Traders on the Silk Road used to stay here for few days before continuing their journeys.
As such there is not much to do around, but visiting this...More
While in Aksaray we decided to visit Sultanhani Caravasarayi and took the short bus trip there. The outside of this magnificent building build in 1229 is beautiful and in excellent condition. However the inside is totally neglected and used as a workshop and storage room...More
This is a restored Caravansaray or caravan house. It was a way point to rest and eat. It also provided protection to the caravans. The site has been extensively restored and includes rooms, mosque, stables, and guard quarters. It is worth the side trip if...More