Posted by Vi Warkentin on
The Aksaray Sultanhani , an important stopover along the Silk Road, is a beautiful caravanserai (roadside inn)and its great colonnaded hall (winter hall) is spectacular in my estimation!
As the weather grew colder, the travellers stopping at the Aksaray Sultanhani, would head indoors to the winter hall - a massive covered and enclosed hall. The Aksaray Sultanhani, with Its nave and side aisles, is supported by four rows of pillars and numerous arches. The dome at the centre of the nave allows light to stream in.
Light streams in from various portals into one of the side aisles.Stepping into one of the side aisles looking down the corridor of arches.Looking down the main corridor of the great hall.
I found the dome to be absolutely gorgeous!
Looking back towards the entrance of the great hall.What a fantastic stop along the way to Konya and later to the south coast of Turkey.