With her deep rooted history, Konya has been a cradle to many cultures and civilisations throughout history. Hosting some of the oldest Christian settlements and shrines, Konya also has a strong place in cultural tourism attractions. In this context Konya, is one of the centres of cultural tourism as well as belief tourism.
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Konya is a city south of Ankara in Turkey’s Central Anatolia region. It’s a pilgrimage destination for Sufis, focused on the tomb of the founder of the Mevlana order, Jelaleddin Rumi, in the Mevlana Museum. Sema Whirling Dervish Ceremonies take place at the Mevlana Cultural Center, east of the museum. The 12th-century Alaeddin Mosque is surrounded by the green parks of Alaeddin Hill. Konya Travel Guide to help you to Discover Konya more. Also you can join our one of the Konya Tours departing from Istanbul or Cappadocia.
Konya, which has been playing a centrel role being a cradle for many civilizations throughout the history, is one of the unique centers that combine its historical heritage and cultural accumulation with present time.
The city of Konya is considered the first place of the permanent settlements which became a center for many societies, nations and civilizations from Catalhuyuk to Hitits; from Frigs to Kimmers; from Lidyas to Pers; from Greeks to Great Iskender; from Romans to Selcuks, Ottomans and the period of the Republic of Turkey.
It is an ocean that each of the scholars individually like Mawlana Jalaleddins,Shams Tabrizis, Konevis and Nasreddin Hodjas and many others is considered as a river unifies within.
Konya is a full of peace city that embeds tolerance seeds wavy into the hearts of the people.
It is for centuries like a capital of illustrious where every year thousands of people run into there to melt their spririts within divine harmony, where the spirits became in peace.
Home Of Anatolian Civilizations
His importance transcends national, religious, and ethnic borders. His poems are recited in churches, synagogues, and Zen monasteries. He is one of the greatest guides to spiritual growth. The journey of Rumi’s life spreads across 4,000 kilometers. But it is in Konya, Turkey that he lived the last 45 years of his life, built the philosophy of Sufism, and went to his last resting place.
A Brief History of Konya
The early permanent settlements in Konya and its province go back to prehistoric times. So many findings of the cultures of the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Kalkolithic, Early Copper and Bronze Age were discovered within the period of time in the province of Konya.
Natural Beauties in Konya
Historical Remains in Konya
Museums in Konya
Mevlâna Jelaleddin Rûmî - Who is Mevlana?
Mevlâna Jelaleddin Rûmî who have been influencing the whole world for centuries, enlightening the human beings is an outstanding scholar and a philosopher. The journey that began from Belkh and ended in Konya presented Mevlâna Jelaleddin Rûmî who is the greatest sufi philosopher and an artist throughout the human history. Konya became a peaceful, comfortable and a tolerance city due to Mevlâna philosophy. His Mathnawi is now enlightening thousands of hearts. Mevlâna is also well known scholars and thinker enlightening human beings with his works beside Mathnawi, Divân-ı Kebir (the Great Divan), Fîh-i mâ Fîh (what he has in him is in him), Mektûbât (Letters) ve Mecâlis-i Seb’a (Seven Courts) in every corner of the world.