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Whirling Dervishes from Konya
Whirling Dervishes, Konya
Interior dome of the Ince Minare Konya
Tiled interior dome of the Ince Minare, Konya
Mausoleum of Mevlana Konya
Mausoleum of Mevlana, Konya
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KONYA

Konya was the capital of Seljuk empire. There are many monuments left from the Seljuk period (around 1200). The major site to visit is the Mevlana Museum. Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi founded the Sufi order known as Whirling Dervishes.Whirling Dervish Ceremonies take place in mid-December, every year.

There are also other Sema (Whirling Dervishes) events taking place in Istanbul and some other places in Turkey year around.

Alaattin Mosque and Karatay Medresesi (theological school) are important pieces of the Seljuki architecture

Please see our tour page for all tours in this region and around Turkey

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For lodging in Konya region please see Konya hotels. You may also select and reserve hotels with special rates using our hotels page.