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Konya, Turkey
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Important stop on the Silk Road

Turkish biggest han, built in 1229. Very well preserved impressive building. You need some... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
kattullus
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Stockholm, Sweden
Size impresses

Standing in one of the caravan stops near the western end on the old silk road is fascinating. The... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
kdgarlipp
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Pretoria, South Africa
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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 kdgarlipp
Reviewed 11 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 8 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 13 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

Thank Foonglin
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Just off the highway to Konya, this is a refreshing change from all the opulent palaces and museums one sees in Turkey. This is where the average person took a break, slept and ate while traveling along the ancient Silk Road. Very impressive and well-preserved...More

Thank Lahori
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Sultahani Caravanserai, with so much information from tour guide , you will love this place more. Its teach us how to appreciate tourism as that was exist since ancient time. The stop from east to west during silk road era. and the best interior that...More

1  Thank Zues1020
Reviewed 24 April 2016

For history buffs, Sultanhani Caravanserai is a place they should visit. It was a stop along the famous silk road which originated in China. It is still in very good shape, to my surprise. It was built in 1229 under the Seljuk Empire which was...More

Thank RaymondHua
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I don't know what we expected but the Caravanserai was disappointing. It was a big empty hall which was interesting for about five minutes. We saw one lady fall and seriously hurt her foot on the uneven surface while the rest of the people milled...More

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