Turkey Travel Part V: Sultanhani Caravanserai

December 8, 2019 by
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Day 5

Thursday, 17 Oct 2019

Journey to Cappadocia or Kapadokya

In the morning on 17 Oct 2019, we left Pam Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale and made a long journey to Cappadocia or Kapadokya which is 506 km east of Pamukkale..

Journey from Pamukkale to Cappadocia by road will take about 8 hours.

Textile Shop

On the way, we stopped at a textile shop nearby to see cotton-products, like shirts, jackets, towels, pillow-cases, etc.


Long sleeved shirts made of cotton were for sale at the shop.

Warm Vests

Warm vests made of cotton were for sale at the shop.

Shirts of all Sizes

Cotton shirts were for sale at the shop

Pillows and Comforters

Cotton pillows and comforters were for sale at the shop

Women in Cotton Field

A picture in the shop shows women picking cotton in a field.

Yarn or Thread

Cotton is first spun into yarn or thread, and then made into products of cotton for sale.

Continuing the Journey to Cappadocia

After an hour at the cotton-product shop, we left and continued our journey to Cappadocia or Kapadokya at 9.00 a.m.

Morning Tea

At 10 a.m. we stopped at a cafe, Anatolia, for refreshment. It was located between Pamukkale and Aksehir in Turkey.

Pomegranate Juice

A hawker at the cafe was selling fresh pomegranate juice. He handed a glass of the drink to my wife who had asked for it. She paid him 10 TL for the reddish drink.

Pomegranate Fruits

Pomegranate fruits grow very well in many areas of Turkey and are used for making sauce and juice for sale, and eaten as dessert, too.

Cream with Poppy Seeds

Another hawker at the cafe was making cream with poppy seeds.

He was selling the cream for 10 TL a plate.

Having refreshed ourselves at Anatolia Cafe, we continued our journey to Cappadocia or Kapadokya.

Lunch Time

At 12.30 p.m. we stopped at Ozkan Restaurant in Aksehir near Konya to have lunch.

Writer’s Lunch

Writer’s lunch at Ozkan Restaurant in Aksehir near Konya

Soon we left the restaurant in Aksehir and were on our way again to Cappadocia or Kapadokya.

Sultanhani Caravanserai

At 4 p.m. we stopped at a place to see a monumental building. It is located between Konya and Aksaray. Built in 1229, it is a caravanserai, roadside inn, built for travellers on long journey to rest in the olden days.

Known as Sultanhani Caravanserai, it looks like a strong fortress with high and thick walls to prevent attacks from bandits in the olden days. It was under restoration when we visited the building.

Main Gate

The main gate of Sultanhani Caravanserai looked beautiful and majestic.


The building has a courtyard surrounded by rooms, kitchens and stables, and a small mosque in the centre for travellers to pray in the olden days.

Back Gate

A gate at the back of the courtyard is an entrance into a large hall with massive vaults supporting a large, heavy roof.

Large Hall

A large hall at the back of Sultanhani Caravanserai has massive vaults supporting a large and heavy roof.

A 5 p.m. we left Sultanhani Caravanserai and were on our way again to Cappadocia. Two hours later, we reached a hotel, Dilek Kaya Hotel, in Ortahisar, Cappadocia, at 6.30 p.m,

Dilek Kaya Hotel

It is located near many places of interest, like underground cities, places of landscapes of rocks that shape like rocks and “Fairy Chimneys”, etc.

Hotel Guest-Rooms

Writer and tourmates stayed for two days in guest-rooms in Dilek Kaya Hotel, Ortahisar, Cappadocia.

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Places visited during Turkey Tour(13-22 Oct 2019):

Trojan Horse/Ancient Troy Cities Asklepion Ephesus Hierapolis/Pamukkale Travertine Sultanhani Caravanserai Pasabag Valley Uchisar Valley/Kaymakli Underground City Gerome Valley/Turkish Night Show Hot Air Balloon/Lake Golu/Anitkabir Hagia Sophia/Topkapi Palace/Blue Mosque Bosphorus Boat Cruise Spice Bazaar/Grand Bazaar


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