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Sultan Han Caravanserai anno 1229
Turkey, Sultanhanı, Sept. 2013

Sultan Han is a large Seljuk Caravanserai located in the town of Sultanhanı. It is one of the three monumental caravanserais in the neighbourhood of Aksaray.
This fortified structure was built in 1229 during the reign of the Seljuk sultan Kayqubad I along the trade route from Konya to Aksaray, leading to Persia. This monumental caravanserai became the largest in Turkey. It is one of the best examples of Anatolian Seljuk architecture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_Han
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Dec 06 2013 14:40 GMT Lalbabu
Great information,looking at the original I think that the vaulted inside of the gate had some beautiful curved working which has gone with the ages !!!!!!
Dec 06 2013 15:15 GMT marioalbertina
Very interesting !...........
Dec 06 2013 16:15 GMT linnywv PRO
Masterful entrance!
Dec 06 2013 18:12 GMT ForestSpirit
Splendid architecture, and thanks - as always - for the interesting information!
Dec 06 2013 18:37 GMT wijnie58
Beautiful building and information, Peter..:-))
Dec 07 2013 02:29 GMT T1MELESS PRO
It certainly looks a very imposing piece of architecture Peter !!
Dec 07 2013 03:26 GMT fhelsing PRO
A grand place, even now!
Dec 07 2013 09:11 GMT skyball
Dec 07 2013 10:54 GMT ThorBeverley PRO
I'd love to visit this place!
Dec 07 2013 12:37 GMT junne PRO
very beautiful architecture, totally elegant and graceful arch
Dec 07 2013 19:53 GMT aquiles PRO
Dec 09 2013 08:47 GMT senna3
Thanks all for the nice comments!