Anatolia was on some of the very important trade routes. Along these trade routes were caravanserais, spaced by one day's worth of camel travel.

In Sultanhanı is a stunning Seljuk caravanserai. It was built in 1229 under the Seljuk sultan Alaattin Keykubad I. After a fire in 1278 it was rebuilt to the largest caravanserai in Turkey.

It has an open courtyard, used in the summer, and a covered courtyard, used in winter.

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Open Courtyard Small Mosque
Open courtyard with a small mosque in the middle. (683k)
Decorated Entry Covered Courtyard
Decorated entry to the covered courtyard. (857k)

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