Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit

Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit is part of the Tentative list of Turkey in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.

Map of Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Zoƫ Sheng

Chinese-Canadian in NZ - 31-Jan-19 -

Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit (T) by Zoë Sheng

I wonder if one day all Middle Eastern countries, or even going further East, will have a caravanserai listed. The ones Turkey is trying to list are not one of their many generic ones but special ones call sultanhan and follow a standard building plan, including a standard service the caravan pit stops should have. Nowadays you can't see that, but the building of the Akhan (<10min away from Hierapolis and very close to Laodikeia) still reminds you of what could have been a “deluxe” service area in ancient times. That's where the pleasure stops. Akhan ia now a hotel/restaurant so visiting requires to be a guest (although walking in regardless is possible I thought it would be rude). You can see inside from the gate. There is a small sign with info in Turkish and I think most of it was about restoration rather than historical info. The building looks too good to be original, just like the caravanserai in Iran I didn't like so much. I did not travel further East to see any other examples but probably still have the chance one day so my opinion could surely change that they are more than regular caravanserai.


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Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit
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2000
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2000 Revision

Subsumed two former TWHS Caravan routes and and Sultan Han Caravanserai in Aksaray AND The complex of Ishakpasa in Dogu Beyazit (1984)

2000 Added to Tentative List

The site has 10 locations

Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit: Agzikarahan (T)
Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit: Akhan (Denizli) (T)
Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit: Ertokus Han (T)
Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit: Hacibekir Han (T)
Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit: Mamahatun Caravenserai (T)
Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit: Obruk Han (T)
Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit: Oresin Han (Tepesi Delik) (T)
Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit: Saadettin (Zazadin Han) (T)
Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit: Sikre Han (T)
Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit: Sultan Han (T)
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