Friday, January 10, 2014

Cappadocia - caravansarai

Caravansarai were built a day's journey apart along the length of the Silk Road and there are several in Cappadocia. This is the Agzikara caravansarai, which I visited in 1990. Its layout is typical, with high fortified walls, an open courtyard in the center with a small mosque, and enclosures for people and animals.

This time, we visited one to see a Whirling Dervish performance, but wouldn't you know, my camera battery was dead... This is a fellow traveler's photo of the exterior.

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