Konya is a city in Turkey, on the central plateau of Anatolia. Alongside a generally high level of instruction and very modern buildings, Konya has a reputation of being one of the more religiously conservative metropolitan centers in Turkey. It was once known as the "citadel of Islam", and it is still more devout than other cities. The tomb of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, the Persian Sufi poet commonly known as "Mevlâna" and who is the founder of the Sufi Mevlevi order (known for The Whirling Dervishes), is located in the Green Mausoleum of Mevlana, which is an important place of pilgrimage. Alaedin Mosque located on Alaettin Hill, is the site of Konya's original acropolis, and the largest and oldest mosque in Konya. The Archaeological Museum has an excellent collection of ancient artifacts ranging from the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Era, including many ancient Roman sarcophagi and Greek inscriptions.
(Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Izmir, Canakkale)
As you descend into the dark underground city the lies beneath the streets of Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, the 7th-century ghosts of this ancient subterranean settlement stir in restless corners of the eerie labyrinth.
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