Rixos Konya

Istanbul Yolu, Selcuklu, Konya, Konya, 42250, Turkey | 5 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Konya

From bikinis to hijabs

A travel blog entry by bebabui

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The waters of the Mediterranean are fantastic this time of the year: not too warm, not too cold, just perfect like Baby Bear's bed under Goldilocks’ slumbering body. Life, she is gooooood... There’s no beach at our hotel but a nice big cement platform when one can sit and relax and to get into the water, you go down the ladder and plop …

Konya - Mausoleum and Celtic houses

A travel blog entry by thefantastic

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... turks dance a few nights after, this was meant to be a dance for the gods and was very mysterious indeed. They could twirl round and round very so long without getting giddy!

We will have lunch (Horoz luhan) in a building - ancient Carvanserai that used to be a hotel for business man 750 years ago which was free for their 1st night there paid by the govt. This was to encourage businesses and trades.

Our guide apparently has degree ...

Cappadocia to Sultanhani to Konya

A travel blog entry by lizmcconnell

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... was built like a castle for security and the trading goods were insured. The health of the caravan was ensured also, because treatment and medication was provided free of charge. The first week of their stay was free of charge, but 11% taxation was taken from both buyers and sellers when goods were traded. Sultanhani Caravanserai was one of the most important stopping points along the Silk Road. A magnificent portal allowed access and four octagonal ...

At the home of the whirling Dervishes

A travel blog entry by brentandglenda

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From our hotel window in Konya tonight, we can see the former lodge and now museum of the whirling dervishes, the Mevlana Museum. The museum's fluted dome of turquoise tiles stands out in contrast to the honey-coloured stone of the buildings beneath it. We arrived in Konya around 5pm and, after booking into our hotel, headed straight to the museum before it closed.

The museum contains the tomb of Rumi, the 13th century founder of ...

Bits and pieces

A travel blog entry by cruisinpenny

... white, the color of death. They wear a tall tan hat, symbolizing the coffin. This is a dance to practice death. The dance begins in Aleph position, standing straight, with arms crossed on the chest. Aleph is the first letter of Allah, and it centers your focus on your heart. As the whirling occurs, a religious kind of trance occurs, as they think only of the oneness of Allah and of life. Everything is in motion in this world, and the motion produces energy; that energy ...

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This 5 star hotel is located on Istanbul Yolu, Selcuklu, Konya.
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