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Saruhan Caravanserai, Nevşehir (Cappadocia), Turkey

Sarıhan Caravanserai was built during the reign of Izzettin Keykavus II (1249-1254), perhaps by him, in 1249. It is constructed of smoothly hewn yellow, pink and beige stone. Restoration of this caravanserai, parts of which were in ruins, was completed in 1991. This was the last caravanserai to be built by the Seljuk sultans. Today, the whirling dervishes ceremony is performed nightly at the Sarıhan Caravanserai. (x)