Caravanserai of Aksaray
on the old caravan routes from Konya to Kayseri this refuge provided
night protection for the travelers and their wares from the predatory
The marble entrance is 43 feet high and 36 feet wide. Inside
it held a mosque as well as special rooms for animals. Its fortress
like design was strengthened by 24 marble towers.
were self-contained settlements with guards, craftsmen, shepards,
food preparers, shopkeepers, and even doctors.