Hotel Ani And Sems

Sems Caddesi 8, Konya, Konya, Turkey | Hotel
Prices starting from $73.00

Travel Blogs from Konya

Home of Whirling Dervishes

A travel blog entry by leonajim


... the highway lots of brick factories. It almost looks as if they air dry the bricks rather than firing them.
Coming down into Konya we stopped at a lookout type place and were amazed by the size of the place. Despite being so huge we had no trouble managing to drive in and find our hotel - good old 'Gemma'! Don't know what we'd do without the GPS.
This place was nice with a lovely spa bath...

We had managed to time ...


A travel blog entry by laurennorman


... of muslims come here to pray to the Mevlana, but that made it easy for me to figure out where I needed to go as there were big groups of them going there - I just followed them. The museum was amazing, the building itself is where the dervish order lived.
There were also lots of really nice mosques in Konya, as I was on my way to the Mevlevi museum I saw this really cool looking one, and as I was walking over to it a man ...


A travel blog entry by nuraini_hamid


... arched base.

The courtyards are normally surrounded with bedrooms, depots, bath house and bathrooms. "Mangals" (braziers) or "tandirs" (oven in the ground) were used to heat the places whereas candles and lamps were used for light.

All services were provided by the people working in caravanserais; e.g., doctor, imam (prayer leader), ...


A travel blog entry by dumic


... it was very obvious that they were being altered in some spiritual way. Last night Mark & I saw the Whirling Dervishes perform once again, this time in the place where it all began.  As the saying goes, it's a small world, well Mark had that experience last night. We went to a talk about Rumi prior to ceremony and the lecturer was from Bangladesh and did his undergraduate work at ...


A travel blog entry by digsbysuky


... to build models of the locations of all kinds of artefacts across the site. For us, this all adds up to a lot more paperwork than I was expecting. But it’s something that I’m good at and enjoy. It’s a nice break from digging, especially in the hot afternoons.

Wow – its 10pm and I really need to get to bed, so I’ll stop here and post what I’ve written. I hope that everyone is having a fantastic summer.

xx ...

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