In between the long drive the next morning from Pamukkale Thermal Pools, we had two stops. The first just 10 minutes along the road because of the excitement of seeing snow. Actually no stops are allowed at this spot, but out of goodwill, we were quickly allowed to have a little fun while taking a couple of pictures and back again into the coach to continue our journey.
The next stop after lunch and further down between Cappadocia and Konya was the scheduled stop-over at Century Sultanhani Caravenserai - a caravan way-station in this quiet small town somewhere along the ancient "Silk Road". Built by Turkish Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat I, between 1299 and 1236, repaired and restored numerous times in its eight centuries of existence and most recently with then past half century, Caravanserai was the place for traders travelling via this route. The exterior is still holding on strong with intricate carving and huge arches and pillars, the interior on the other hand is like a 13th century cathedral with thick walls and again, huge arches leading to the different rooms. Within the courtyard, there's a big stable for camels during winter and traders/people stayed here before making their way to Istanbul (Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Hippodrome, Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Bazaar).
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