My continuation from my Turkey trip from my last post; Turkey … a country with a long history and beautiful scenic views (13)
Today, we headed to Aksaray to visit the ‘hotel’ for the ancient traders and travelers but before that, we stopped at the famous Kirazli Bache Restaurant which served their famous turkish bread.
Outside the restaurant you can a big and colourful statue of Nasreddin Hodja; a populist philosopher and wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes.
A nice shot … the ray of sunlight piercing through the clouds.
Once we reached Aksaray, we headed to the monumental Sultanhani caravanserais. This is one of the 3 three monumental caravanserais in the neighborhood of Aksaray.
Caravanserais have been used since the 10th century and in modern times, it is literally known as ‘caravan palaces’. These buildings provided accommodation and other amenities for the merchants and stabling for their animals.
The Sultanhani Caravanserais is located along the ancient Silk-Road between Cappadocia and Konya. These caravanserais were built like forts
… open stables area..
The central gate portal of the Sultanhani Caravanserais
Inside the caravanserais… the covered hall