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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 14 October 2018
Brisbane, Australia
Caravanserai - Ertugrul Style

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

Reviewed 16 August 2018
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Konya, Turkey
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 April 2014

This Caravanserai was truly fascinating. To think that it is in such great condition so many years after Silk Road journeys. I found the building to be fascinating, also that a municipality would build and maintain such a place. The Caravanserai underscored how important overland...More

4  Thank musicbuff04530
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Basically a protected staging post on the silk route, where travellers could shelter overnight. Not much to see when inside the walls, and a lot of of run-down tourist shops and a paying toilet outside. A mock-up of groups staying there would have livened things...More

1  Thank BJEaston
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Reviewed 14 October 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.

Thank Helenjen
Reviewed 16 August 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

3  Thank FashaU2
Reviewed 2 April 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

2  Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 24 October 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

Thank sivarnee
Reviewed 17 February 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.

Thank kattullus
Reviewed 20 October 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

Thank Klaus G
Reviewed 10 July 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

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 7 July 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

Thank 692linz
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We visit this old Caravanserai, very pitcturesque to see, the old stop to sleep for those who makes transport with her carvans on the so called " Road of Silk"; the transport was not only silk but all sorts of spices etc. It was old...More

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 31 May 2016

As we journey towards Konya, crossing the path of Silk Road of the ancient Traders, it is quite an amazing feeling. There were lots of Cherry Blossom Orchard, as Aksehir, Konya is famous for Cherry orchard. Sultanhai Karavanserai is an Ancient Residents of the Silk...More

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