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“Shams of Tabriz”

Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque
Ranked #4 of 68 things to do in Konya
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Read the small book 'where two oceans meet' Listen to some reed music beneath the stars, sip tea and talk kilims and caravans in the local market place, start to feel history sitting by your side and gently leading you through a secret door to one of humankinds spiritual foundations.
Konya and this mosque especially, is a hot, high plains, dry city, with smog and bad traffic, but this makes it an experience of life. The market is good for hours (days) of local conversations, the traffic means walking (strolling) is the best way to see the shaded parks and alleyways. Visit at Ramadam and experience the restaurants, cafes and canteens all spring to life at dusk after prayers. Shams of Tabriz was all about experiencing life, go here to start. I travelled by bus from the coast, local busses are reliable and make regular stops at cafe's etc, you can continue on to Cappadocia from here easily and get to see some of the amazing landscapes of Turkey.

4  Thank M H
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Mosques with tombs are fairly common. This one is special and deserves some attention and respect. The problem is that unless you are familiar with the tomb inhabitant's background it can be largley simply a visit to view the decro. This Tomb is quite lovely artitically.

4  Thank NamutKwu
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

The original of this mosque dates back to 16th century however, in the current building nothing is left from those days as the last renovation back in 1977 erased almost all its originality. Though the tomb and the mosque are named after Şems-i Tebrizi, the most influential disciple of Mevlana from whom Mevlana himself was abundantly influenced, the tomb inside does not belong to him. In fact no one knows when and where he died, but despite that common knowledge, people keep coming here to pray for the soul of Şems-i Tebrizi. The building itself is not as impressive as the other beautiful monuments of Konya, but it still worths a visit thanks to its spritiual position in the Mawlawi sect.

7  Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
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