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“Magic experience!”

Dervis Evi Whirling Dervishes
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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6 reviews
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“Magic experience!”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

If you've never seen the Whirling Dervishes, you should! They trance-like dance and music is simply mesmerazing. It's worth the 25-euro ticket. I have attened the 1-hour ceremony in Sarihan, just outside Avanos, near Goreme, Cappadocia. They serve tea at the end.

Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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74 reviews
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“Piercing music”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

The cave rooms that the dance was located in was really stuffy. The music accompanying the dancers was ear piercing and filling rattling. We were served an outstanding meal in the cave next to the dancers, but again the air was so stuffy it was uncomfortable. The dancers were mesmerizing.

Visited September 2012
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Champaign, Illinois
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“Very Interesting”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

The performance was about 35 minutes, which were told about an hour, but to see these men swirl for long periods of time is amazing. This is so Turkish, something you would not see anywhere else. We took pictures during the performance, which were not told we could do,,,, SO wait until the end of the performance and two will come out and dance for you to take all the pictures you want. It is a ceremony we dont really understand, but you must learn to appreciate the religious aspect of the full ceremony... They give out leaflets so you can read what they are portraying during the ceremony... Enjoy Turkey!

Visited October 2012
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England
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Whirling Dervishes”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

I paid 60TL to see this spectacular show. The setting was beautiful. A far better performance than being part of a Turkish night. Very professional performance. Religion taken very seriously.

Visited September 2012
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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11 reviews
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“May not enjoy”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Could not understand much of this. There is only one form of whirling for one hour and since they speak in their Turkish Urdu language, you do not understand anything except keep watching them.

Visited October 2012
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