Konya: The Heart of the Silk Road, the Glorious Capital of the Seljuks

Event or Heritage: 
As a capital city for the Seljuks who contributed the most in the importance of the Silk Road, Konya is the ideal spot to complete the journey along the Silk Road which will take you back to centuries and will make you feel like a traveler or a tradesman in one of those caravans of 13th century. Examples of the most impressive monuments of Seljuks like inns, madrasahs, mosques and tombs in this city are the Karatay Madrasah and İnce Minare (Slender Minaret) Madrasah, Alaeddin and İplikçi Mosques as well as the dome of Kılıçarslan the second. However, the must-see edifice is the Mevlana Tomb that is currently a museum. It dates back to 1274.
Type of heritage: 
Tangible (monuments, buildings, architecture, landscapes)
Silk road connection: 
located on Silk Road
Name of the Organization: 
Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Type of the Organizer: 
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Konya Konya
38° 22' 7.0536" N, 34° 1' 46.92" E
Konya Konya
38° 22' 7.0536" N, 34° 1' 46.92" E