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Mevlana Museum, Konya

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Mevlana Museum features a green mausoleum and the original lodge of the 13th-century mystic Sufi Muslim order, the whirling dervishes. The museum houses musical instruments, conical caps, and robes belonging to Mevlana, the founder of the sect. You'll also find illuminated Korans, a 9th-century gazelle-skin Christian manuscript, and a valuable silk prayer rug bearing a picture of the Kaaba. The interior of the mausoleum is ornamented with Islamic script and enameled reliefs. Behind a 16th-century silver gate, look for the tomb of Mevlana covered in velvet cloth embroidered with gold. Ethnographical exhibits in the dervish cells illustrate their daily lives. Be aware that the complex can get very crowded, since it is still a place of pilgrimage. Work out when and for how long to visit Mevlana Museum and other Konya attractions using our handy Konya vacation planner.
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  • Unfortunately total desecration of a venerable site in the name of religion! Do not expect to see any "humanism" here... only releigious shows 
  • 孔亞的梅夫拉納博物館是伊斯蘭教聖人sufi教派領袖魯米的陵墓兼紀念館,魯米是伊斯蘭教裡較有水準level的教徒,棺木上綁大頭巾真是開眼界也,還有神秘旋轉舞蹈也有不錯內涵,在現今恐怖主義囂張的世界,可惜他不是伊斯蘭主流派 
  • The Museum is a great insight into Rumi's lifestyle and Sufism... divided into small rooms, every room depicts a story and legend... Must Visit for all Rumi fans! 
Google
  • Very beautiful Mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
  • King Maulana room Rahmatullah alayh Turkey
  • One of the top attractions in Konya. The Mevlâna Museum, is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the lodge of the Mevlevi order (the whirling dervishes). An entrance free museum, worth a visit._
  • Great insight on Rumi and the mevlevu tarikat. Recommended for history buffs.
  • One must visit this place during less crowded time. It's a spiritual retreat to visit Rumi's shrine.