A caravanserai or khan was a roadside inn where travelers could rest and recover from the day's journey. Caravanserais supported the flow of commerce, information, and people across the network of trade routes covering Asia, North Africa, and South-Eastern Europe.

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Aleppo Kourt Bey Khan (or Qurtbek Khan), was completed in 1540 by the Ottomans
Ancient ksours Ouadane
Ani the Church of the Holy Apostles (Surp Arak’elots, Caravanserai (AB ev)
Bahá’i Holy Places An ancient khan is located on the grounds of The Mansion of Mazra?ih and Riv?n Gardens
Bisotun Safavid caravanserai
Bukhara Kuleta Caravanserai
Damascus Khans of Damascus
Fatehpur Sikri 16th century
Historic Cairo One dating from 1382 in the Khan el-Khalili shopping area, and various Wikala around town
Hortobágy The Csárdas
Incense Route of the Negev Moa
Itchan Kala Tim and Cereven-Serai of Allakulikhan (19th century)
Khinalig "There are numerous cultural monuments along the route, including ..caravanserais" (AB ev)
Kunya-Urgench Unknown building that is possibly a caravanserai
Old City of Acre Khan al-Umdan
Persian Caravanserai
Quebrada de Humahuaca Posta de Hornillos, a 16th century post for travellers to rest, modelled by the Spanish after the oriental caravanserais
Quseir Amra One of the uses of the building
Safi al-Din Ensemble in Ardabil Remains of 2 Chilakhanas - "the Chilakhana had a total of forty rooms and served both as a hostel and trading centre" (ArchNet)
Safranbolu Cinci Han (1645) is one of the big, little mixed caravansarays established on historical silk road laying from China to Anatolia
Silk Roads Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor At Akyrtas (AB ev)
Silk Roads: Zarafshan-Karakum Corridor Rabati Malik Caravanserai, Mansaf Caravanserai, Konegala Caravanserai, Akja Gala Caravanserai, Gyzylja Gala Caravanserai
Tabriz Bazaar Himmat-Ali Sarāyi, Kishmishchilar Sarayi
Taj Mahal
Walled City of Baku Multani Caravanserai, Bukhara Caravanserai, Gasim bay's Caravanserai, Khan's caravanserai
Yazd two caravanserais


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