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Remarkable piece of History

We found this building very interesting. We had no idea such buildings existed. According to our... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2016
Lake Country, Canada
A Great Looking Building

A great looking building from the outside but not much to see on the inside. Who would think that... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2015
Hanoi, Vietnam
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On The Silk Road | Near Selime Village, Turkey
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

There were lots of thieves on the Silk Road and stopping for the night at an oasis was a risky way to rest a caravan, loaded with goods, animals and staff. Sultan Han did the merchants a big favor by providing shelter and security for...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

A very unique experience. Amazing performance. Do make advance bookings during busy season. Will need arrangements to reach the venue as its a bit off beat location.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Jam0470
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We found this building very interesting. We had no idea such buildings existed. According to our guide this building could hold 200 camels with all of the merchants travelling the Silk Road. They were allowed to stay 3 days and then move on to the...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank coldy
Reviewed 18 November 2015

A great looking building from the outside but not much to see on the inside. Who would think that this was essentially a trucker stop!

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank MelB776
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

A historical structure... but seems like a waste of space. The council should put money into this and make it a true attraction with cafes and gift shops. @instabuilt

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Airz K
Reviewed 24 October 2015

800 yr old caravanserai on the Old Silk Road. If only the walls could talk, what stories they could tell of camels, travellers, silks, spices, carpets and bandits.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Colleen W
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Caravanserai were the fortress inns at day-long stops along the silk road from Eurasia to China where the camel caravans would stop for the night. The Sultahan caravansarai, located between Aksaray and Konya,is the largest of some 120 in Anatolia (Asia Minor) and well preserved...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 16 December 2014

I wouldn't go on purpose, but this is the oldest caravanserais that is known to survive. It was used since the 10th century, so you are really a history guy, should go and check it out.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank hk_asiaperal
Reviewed 10 December 2014

This silk road stop is quite intact and the upper sections of outer wall have been repaired. It is huge and the area where the camels and other animals were kept is large and still retains a strong odor of their feces, almost overwhelming in...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank JRonaldT
Reviewed 1 December 2014

Caravanserais exist all along the silk road not only in Turkey but along the silk road across the southern portion of Eurasia all the way to Xi'an, China. If you remember the travels of Marco Polo, then visiting these places is just amazing and brings...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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